August 25, 2007

GHUGUNI FOR RCI

This is my entry to Swapna's RCI - Orissa cuisine for the month of August. Thanks swapna for hosting a lovely event. Never tried and tasted oriya recipes. But after seeing this event, really interested to prepare a orissa recipe and also for participation. For this I searched in online for some orissa recipes, while searching, I found that they use lot of coconut, mustards paste and also some spices like bayleaf, cloves and cardamom are used. Some of orissa cuisine websites Orissadiary.com; surfindia.com and Kerala.com.


I found a recipe called Ghuguni, which is very simple and easy to prepare. So here is my first oriya recipe:


GHUGUNI:
prep time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 2
Cuisine : Oriya Cuisine

Ingredients:
2 large potatoes (boiled and cut into cube sized pieces)
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
3 small tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 inch ginger
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 small sticks cinnamon
3 cloves
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
3 green chillies
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp oil
salt as per taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Method:
1. Boil and cube the potatoes.

2. Grind the chopped onions, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, green chillies and cloves to a fine paste with water.

3. Heat oil, add cumin seeds, let them splutter, add onion green chillies paste, fry till raw onion smell goes out on low heat.

4. Add all masala powders, salt and chopped tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes are tender. Add the green peas, potatoes and 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Serve hot with rotis or chapatis. Goes very well with white rice too.

Note : 1. Adjust the quantity of masala powders and green chillies according to your spicy level.
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20 comments:

  1. Goodie! Jyoti ,you made on the last day!:)
    Ghugni sounds and looks great.It was nice knowing about Oriya food for all of us,specially for South Indians!
    RCI K'taka from tomorrow!!:)))

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  2. Hi Jyothi,
    I too have made excatly the same curry and reffered the same website. Pictures and most of the lines looks similar too....
    Happy weekend !

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  3. All I need now is some roti to scoop this up and a large cup of tea to wash it all down :)

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  4. Ghughuni is one yummy food! Great one, Jyothi :).

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  5. Hello Ashaji, really interested to learn about new cuisines. These events are very helping to try. When Swapna announced this event, then only I searched some websites and selected this recipe. But now-a-days little busy with other works (personnel). So today morning I prepared this and posted. We enjoyed this recipe with rotis. Really came out very well. Thanks for dropping by.

    I saw your announcement of RCI-karnataka. Surely will participate in that too. Even decided the recipe too. But it will take some time to try and publishing. Thanks dear.

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  6. thats a nice one. looks like kurma right? until we try out the new recipes we dont feel confident about it right?

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  7. Hi Madhu, really interested to learn about new recipes. Just now I checked your recipe too. What a coincidence... These events are very helping to try. When Swapna announced this event, then only I searched some websites and selected this recipe. But now-a-days little busy with other works (personnel). So today morning I prepared this and posted. We enjoyed this recipe with rotis. Really came out very well. Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Hi Cynthia, come and I will prepare some rotis for you. You can have with this ghuguni. Really enjoyed the taste. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi musical, thanks dear.

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  9. Hi Sharmi! this is kurma type curry only. Why I selected this curry is its very simple, quick and easy recipe. We enjoyed the taste. Thanks for dropping by.

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  10. Jyothi, that's a colourful dish!

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  11. Nice recipe jyothi! must be tasting good. Oriya cuisine is new to me and I am enjoying all these new recipes!

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  12. Great entry Jyoth, and so quick to make too! :)

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  13. This is nice recipe. Look similar to aloo mutter we make :)Very colourful :)

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  14. Even I feel it looks like potato kurma, lovely Ghugni...I missed this event :(

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  15. Hi Sra, not only colorful, its very tasty too. Thanks dear.

    Hi latha, thanks for your lovely words.

    Hi Tee, you are correct. Its very easy to quick to prepare. Thanks for your wonderful comments.

    Hi Arhana, its aloo matar gravy only...but difference is using spices as a paste and name of the curry... :)D....Thanks dear

    Hi Padma, dont worry ... there are so many events are going on. Try to participate in other events. Thanks dear.

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  16. I have never heard of this dish before. Is it like a veg kurma?
    I bet it tasted great.

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  17. Hi tbc! even this dish is new for me too. I tried it for RCI - Oriya cuisine. It came out very well. Like veg kurma only. Thanks for dropping by.

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  18. AnonymousJuly 11, 2009

    Ghugni is a bengali dish and not an Oriya dish though it hardly matters...it tastes great. Bengalis make ghugni with green matar only or sometimes add goat meat with it.

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  19. Ghuguni is a 100% odia recipe..dnt know bengalis made it too.

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