Kala Chana Gughni

Kala Chana Gughni

Prep: 8 hours

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Indian

Ghugni is a popular Bengali dish which can be made with brown Bengal grams too


  • Brown Bengal gram (kale chane), soaked overnight and pressure cooked 1 cup
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Medium onion, chopped 1
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Green chilli, chopped 1
  • Onion seeds (kalonji) ½ tsp
  • Ginger, chopped ½ tsp
  • Garlic, chopped ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida ½ tsp
  • Medium tomatoes, chopped 2
  • Mustard paste ½ tsp


  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add onion and saute till golden. Add cumin seeds, green chilli, and onion seeds and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add ginger and garlic and mix well. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and asafoetida, mix well and saute till oil separates.
  • Add tomatoes and boiled and drained brown Bengal grams and mix. Add mustard paste and mix well. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.