Ghughuni / Orissa Peas Curry

by - April 22, 2014

Ghughuni /Orissa Peas Curry

         Orissa (Oriya) officially spelled Odisha, Odisha is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1st April 1936, as a province in India and consists predominantly of Oriya speakers. April 1st is therefore celebrated as Utkala Dibasa (formation day of Orissa). Orissa is the ninth largest state by area in India, and the eleventh largest by population. Oriya officially spelled Odia.   The people of Orissa are simply great at experimenting with their dishes. And this has lead to some splendid dishes that have earned accolades in outside states as well. Vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes are in balance and one can have the taste of both. Orissa turns into a paradise for food lovers during the festival season.  

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Soaking time: 4 ~ 5 hours ( if you are using dry peas)
Cooking time: 25 ~ 30 minutes
Serves: 3 ~ 4
Adapted from here

Ingredients: 
2 medium size potato
1 1/2 cups of yellow / green dried Peas or  fresh / frozen peas
3 small tomatoes sliced into small pieces
Salt to taste
Cilantro for Garnishing
 
For Grinding:
1 small red onion
1 1/2 inch ginger
3 garlic pods
2 cardamom
3 ~ 4 cloves
2 small pieces of cinnamon

For Masala:
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of garam masala powder

For Seasoning:
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp of cumin seeds  
2 green chillies      
 
Method:
1. In a pressure pan cook potatoes and peas separately for 1 ~ 2 whistle or cook it in open pot with sufficient water and salt,  until peas and potatoes become soft. Turn off the heat and allow the veggies to cool.
2. Mean time, grind the grinding ingredients in to fine paste  by adding little water.   Peel the potato skin, cube it into medium size pieces and drain the water from peas. Keep it aside until use.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them splutter.  Add green chillies and ground paste. Saute them till the mixture become dry. 
4. Add all masala powders and saute until raw smell disappear.  Then add tomatoes and cook until it become soft.
5. Throw in cooked potatoes and peas. Stir once, add salt and little water ( you can use peas water which we drained from the cooked peas) and cook for 10 minutes or until you get the required consistency. Add cilantro and serve them with chapatti or rice..

Ghughuni /Orissa Peas Curry

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 Ghughuni / Orissa Peas Curry 
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Soaking time: 4 ~ 5 hours ( if you are using dry peas)
Cooking time: 25 ~ 30 minutes
Serves: 3 ~ 4

Ingredients: 
2 medium size potato
1 1/2 cups of yellow / green dried Peas or  fresh / frozen peas
3 small tomatoes sliced into small pieces
Salt to taste
Cilantro for Garnishing

For Grinding:
1 small red onion
1 1/2 inch ginger
3 garlic pods
2 cardamom
3 ~ 4 cloves
2 small pieces of cinnamon

For Masala:
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of garam masala powder

For Seasoning:
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp of cumin seeds  
2 green chillies      
Method:
1. In a pressure pan cook potatoes and peas separately for 1 ~ 2 whistle or cook it in open pot with sufficient water and salt,  until peas and potatoes become soft. Turn off the heat and allow the veggies to cool.
2. Mean time, grind the grinding ingredients in to fine paste  by adding little water.   Peel the potato skin, cube it into medium size pieces and drain the water from peas. Keep it aside until use.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them splutter.  Add green chillies and ground paste. Saute them till the mixture become dry. 
4. Add all masala powders and saute until raw smell disappear.  Then add tomatoes and cook until it become soft.


5. Throw in cooked potatoes and peas. Stir once, add salt and little water ( you can use peas water which we drained from the cooked peas) and cook for 10 minutes or until you get the required consistency. Add cilantro and serve them with chapatti or rice..
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11 comments

  1. Orissa peas curry is just inviting me to have some, my god wat a terrific and very droolworth dish.

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  2. frozen peas is such a help!!! this dish looks awesome!!

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  3. Simple and delicious looking peas curry. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  4. delicious ghugni, very perfectly made it.

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  5. Such an inviting side dish for rotis..very nicely done Saras..

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  6. That curry looks delicious -- spicy and yummy!!

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  7. I always love the combination of peas and potatoes. This looks like a delicious gravy...

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  8. Curry looks rich and delicious

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  9. Yummy and nutritious accompaniment to rotis.

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  10. OMG! It looks so very yum. I lovethe flavours. Bookmarking it

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  11. Looks like a flavorful dish.

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