Monday, April 18, 2011
Ghuguni / Mixed Choley( Without Onion & Garlic )
Cooking Time Required: 15-20 mins
Cost of Preparation: 20-25 Rupees
Ingredients: Chickpeas ( 1 cup ), yellow peas ( 1 cup ), potato ( 1 no, medium ), tomato ( 1 no, large ), coriander seeds ( 1 tsp ), red chillis ( 2 nos ), grated ginger ( 2/3 tsp ), coriander leaves ( 1 small bunch ), cumin seeds ( 1 tsp), garam masala (1 pinch), turmeric, oil ( 2 tsp ), salt.
Preparation: Soak the yellow peas & chickpeas overnight.
Cooking: Boil the chickpeas, yellow peas & the potato in a pressure cooker with a little salt & turmeric. Cook for 1 whistle on low flame.
Remove from fire and check if the peas are cooked. It should be firm and not mashy. If required cook for another 1-2 whistles on a high flame.
Boil the tomato separately for 5 mins.
Dry roast the red chilli & coriander seeds.
Transfer the boiled tomato to a grinder. Add the roasted chilli & coriander seeds. Cut off the coriander stems from the bunch. Grind the stems with the other ingredients into a smooth paste.
Heat the oil in a wok. Peel the potato and dice it. Add to the wok and stir fry for 3-4 mins. Remove from wok and keep aside.
Add the cumin seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, add the grated ginger and stir for 30 secs.
Add the tomato paste and cook for 5 mins. Add the potatoes and boiled peas along with 1 cup of water.
Allow for boil for 4-5 mins. Add the garam masala & coriander leaves. Remove from fire and serve hot with puris/paratha/rice.