1 cup motor (yellow peas)

1 medium size onion

1 chilli (optional)

1 inch ginger

2 garlic clove

1 tomato

1 tsp red chilli powder

2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp whole cumin seeds

1 tsp garam masala

1 bay-leaf

salt to taste



Soak the motor or ghugni dal over night.


Pressure cooker the dal with a little salt for 10 to 12 whistle or till it is soft.

While the dal is cooking cut onion, garlic, chilli, ginger and tomato into rough pieces.

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Heat some oil in a pan. When the oil is hot add a bay leaf and cumin seeds.


Then add the chopped garlic.


When the garlic turns a little brown add the chopped onions and fry till they are translucent.


Then add the green-chilli and tomato.

You can add the chilli later, since we are going to make a paste of the fried masala, it will turn very hot.


Now take the fried masala in a grinder and blitz couple of time.

Always blitz in short bursts holding the lid of the grinder tightly, since hot masala will create air pressure inside and force open the lid.

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Put the masala in the pan and add half cup of water.


Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and garam masala.


Now drain the water from the cooked dal and add in in the masala. ???????????????????????????????

Simmer it for few minutes.???????????????????????????????

And you are ready to serve hot and tasty ghugni. You can accompany it by roti or bread, but I love my ghugni without any are sides 😀 .


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