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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Awesome mangsho ghugni [ mutton n yellow peas curry]

Mouth watering mutton ghugni
Now I am sure this post will set many of my food lover friends salivating. Yes, ghugni or yellow peas is a very commonly used lentil in the Eastern and North Eastern India. I was tired with the normal process of cooking mutton and lentils, I thought why not combine the two do justice to the taste buds? It turned out to be awesome and a very palatable snack to be shared with friends. Goes well with chapatti for dinner. I am sure my food lover friends will definitely give it a try. This is not a very uncommon dish. I believes combinations with ghugni or yellow peas is quite common.

1. 1/2 cup of ghugni ( dried yellow peas ) soaked overnight,
2. 1/4 kgs . of mutton ( boneless only chunks),
3. 3 medium sized onions chopped,
4. 2 medium sized tomatoes chopped,
5. 1 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste,
6. 1 teaspoon of coriander powder,
7. 3/4 teaspoon of cumin powder,
8. 1 teaspoon of garam masala ( a blend of cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper ),
9. 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder.
10. 1/3 cup of chopped coriander leaves,
11. 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder,
12. 1 teaspoon of salt,
13. 1-2 pcs. of bay leaf,
14. Oil for cooking
15. Lemon for decoration ( also for those who prefer )

1. The ghugni is to be soaked overnight and cooked in a pressure cooker.
2. Cook the mutton pieces inside a pressure cooker with salt and turmeric powder. After repeated whistles remove; the mutton should be tender and soft.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan and add bay leaf, ginger garlic paste to it.
4. Add the onion and tomatoes, cook till it becomes softened.
5. Add the boiled ghugni ( yellow peas) to it and then cook.
6. Add spices to it- turmeric, red chili, cumin, coriander  to it.  Stir well till the spices blend and it emits the characteristic smell.
7. Boiled mutton should be cooked and then added to the ghugni.
8. Top with chopped coriander leaves and lemon. You may add lemon juice for tantalizing taste.

Enjoy this with your friends, let the remember the evening with tea and mutton ghugni!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, extremely nice effort. everybody should scan this text. Thanks for sharing.