Sunday, December 26, 2010


Every state of India is famous for some particular style of road side food. It might be not so hygienic but still you see a very big crowd surrounding the shop (tella).

I believe that road side food makes good sell than a good restaurant. Today I am going to give you a dish which is very famous street food in Orissa and called as Gugani.The dish is made with dry peas and gives good combo with vada, poha and idli.

Gugani (A very common road side Orissa Dish)

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serve-4-6 persons


Dry green peas-2 cups (soaked in sufficient water over night or at least for 8 hours)

Oil-2 tabs

Cumin seeds-2 tsp

Onion-3-4 (Finely chopped)

Garlic-6 pods (Crushed)

Ginger-1.5” (crushed)

Tomato-2 (Finely chopped)

Green Chillies-4-5 (crushed)

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Salt-to taste

Chilli powder-1-2 tsp (or as spicy as you need)

Coriander leaves-for garnish


·         Pressure cook soaked dry peas for at least 10-15 minutes by adding salt and water (don’t add too much water because we are going to use the same water for cooking).
·         Now heat oil in a pan.
·         Add cumin seeds and wait till it changes it colour.
·         Now add chopped onion, crushed garlic, crushed ginger and crushed green chillies.
·         Fry till the raw smell goes off and onion becomes golden colour.
·         Put chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and chilli powder into this.
·         Cook till tomatoes are tender.
·         Once tomatoes are cooked add boiled peas in this along with the water.
·         Let it boil for 5-10 minutes in high medium heat.
·         Switch off flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
·         Serve hot with masala vadai, onion vadai or aloo bonda.


Priya Sreeram said...

this one is really nice--thanks for sharing !

Subhie Arun said...

wow..this looks v dish for me....thx for sharing....hapi holidays dear!

Padhu Sankar said...

Looks delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Subhasini

Gugani looks so delicious and thick. Wonderful preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Looks yummy!!!

Swathi said...

I heard lot about them. Looks delicious.

Puja said...

I love this..looks so very tempting!

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Priya Suresh said...

Gugani looks absolutely marvellous, so yumm!

Gouri Guha said...

The ghugni looks great!

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love ghugni and you recreated it so perfectly.

Unknown said...

Gugani is my favorite too. I lived in Jamshedpur, so a famous roadside snack there as well :)

Jaisy James said...

wow delicious thanks for sharing

Treat and Trick said...

Sounds so tasty though this is new to me....

Madhu said...

Good, doesnt take long to make it at all looks like.

Renata said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, good to find yours! I've tried only a little of Indian Cuisine and I enjoyed it. Hope to get some lessons from your blog!

Nirmal said...

Looks like a flavorful dish.
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