Matar Ghugni Recipe

This Matar Ghugni gets me pretty nostalgic. Back in the days of our childhood, when there was no much stuff available to munch on, we had this like NamakPara, Ghugni.

Kids these days love the processed chips and other namkeens to binge on. So, it is a good idea to learn to prepare stuff likes the Matar Ghugni so that you can give it to your kids.

It’s way better to have things like these than those seal pack processed food that’s being highly advertised on TV.

Below is the step by step process to prepare this Matar Ghugni at home. Make them for yourself and especially the kids. 🙂

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 8-10 Minutes

Serving: 6

Ingredients Quantity
Matar / white peas (soaked overnight) 1.5 cup
Onion, chopped 2
Tomato, chopped 2
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Red chilly powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard oil 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
Potato, cut into half inch cubes 2 medium size
Green chilly 2-3
Coriander leaves, chopped 1/2 bunch
Water 3-4 cup


1. Soak the peas overnight. In a pressure cooker, add soaked peas, cubed potatoes, chopped onion and tomato, green chilly, turmeric powder and salt.

2. Add red chilly powder, ginger-garlic paste and mustard oil. Add 3-4 cups of water.

3. Close the lid of the cooker, and pressure cook it on a high flame for one whistle, then keep the flame low and cook for another 6-7 minutes. Switch off the flame. Remove the steam from the cooker, and open it. Add garam masala powder.

4. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Delicious ghugni is ready to serve. You can also garnish with lemon juice and chopped onion before serving.

5. Enjoy!!

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