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ghugni recipe | methi ghugni | healthy Bengali ghugni | Bengali snack is a protein rich snack. Learn how to make methi ghugni.
To make ghugni, soak the safed vatana in enough water for 8 hours. Drain well, add 2 ½ cups of water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, garam masala, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the boiled safed vatana (along with the water in which they were cooked), mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes. Add coriander and mix well. Serve hot.
A Bengali style recipe which is enjoyed as a snack by most. Not being cooked in too much oil, it is healthy. The methi ghugni is a variation to ghugni, with the addition of fenugreek leaves. These are a good source of iron, folic acid and vitamin A which help to boost haemoglobin levels as well immunity.
The masalas and the final touch of coriander, on the other hand, adds to the appeal and taste of this Bengali snack. It's quite satiating thus avoiding munching on other fried snacks.
This healthy Bengali ghugni being a good source of protein and fibre adds satiety and boosts metabolism. Thus it is a healthy choice for weight watchers. Heart patients and diabetics too can enjoy this lip-smacking snack in between meals.
Tips for ghugni. 1. The safed vatana has to be soaked, so plan for it in advance. 2. The safed vatana after cooking should be well cooked, but not mushy. 3. After the vatana is cooked with all the masala, it should be cooked till all the water evaporates. 4. Some people enjoy it like curry. If you want curry, then cook the vatana with masala for only 2 minutes. 5. While methi is not a very common addition to ghugni, we have added it to make it all the more nourishing. If you wish, you can avoid it. 6. You can substitute grated ginger and garlic with ginger-garlic paste if you wish to.
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