Ghugni is a very popular street food of calcutta. The Ghugni is made from dried white peas and spiced up with a special masala called muri masala. Almost every street corner will have ghugni or jhaal muri and both of these have something in common and thats the Muri Masala. The Muri masala is a blend of roasted condiments and spices in specific proportions.


Dried yellow peas soaked and drained and boiled-2 cups
Oil- 2 tablespoons
Onion-1 medium
Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon Bay leaf
Ginger finely chopped-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Tomato chopped-1 medium
Roasted cumin powder-2 teaspoons
Fresh coconut sliced-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Green chillies slit 2
Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


1. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Chop onion. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and onion to the pan and sauté till lightly browned.

2. Add ginger, turmeric powder, tomato and a little water and mix. Sauté till tomato becomes pulpy.

3. Add peas and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and salt. Add cumin powder and coconut slices and mix well.

3. Add green chillies, garam masala powder and mix. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Serve hot.