Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra


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Ghughra ( Gujarati Recipe)

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ghughra recipe is a variation to the sweet coconut stuffing in which green peas have been used. Learn how to make vatana na ghughra.

Flaky, yet soft coating with a perfectly balanced green peas stuffing, rolled, shaped and fried till crisp is what describes matar gujiya / karanji. This is a common snack made during the festival of Diwali. Try it out and you would make over and over again without a festival or an occasion coming up too!

To make ghughra, first make a soft dough by combining maida, melted ghee and salt using enough water. Knead again using the oil till smooth. Keep aside under a wet muslin cloth. Then for the stuffing, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida. When the seeds crackle, add the green peas and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Sprinkle 1 tbsp water, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the sugar, green chilli paste, ginger paste, coriander, coconut, sesame seeds, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Cool slightly and divide the stuffing into 20 equal portions. Keep aside. Then make the karanji. Divide into 20 portions and roll one portion into a 4” circle, place little stuffing and fold to make a semi-circle. Pinch the edges of the ghughra. Roll and shape all ghughras and deep-fry in hot oil till golden brown. Serve immediately with green chutney.

While the vatana na ghughra are typically half-moon shaped, you can also make them in other shapes too, if you wish to! Pinching the gughras is an art which you can master over time. They look pretty if uniformly pinched. However, you can keep them plain edged too if you cannot get a uniform pinched edge at the circumference.

These Jamnagari ghughra make tea-time significantly more interesting! Fry the ghughras just before serving as they tend to get cold and soggy after a while. Serve them with green chutney at snack time.

You can also serve these green peas ghughra as farsan in a Gujarati thali set menu likePanchkutiyu Shaak, Rasawala Chana, Rotlis, Raiwala Marcha, cutney and Shrikhand.

Tips for ghughra. 1. Ensure that the green peas are not boiled and coarsely crushed. You just need to blend them in a mixer for 5 seconds and they will be coarsely crushed. This texture is needed for a good mouthfeel. 2. Cool the mixture before shaping ghughras, else the dough might have cracks due to the steam generated. 3. Deep fry the ghughras on a slow flame so they cook uniformly.

Enjoy ghughra recipe | Jamnagari ghughra | vatana na ghughra | green peas ghughra | matar gujiya / karanji.

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Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra recipe - How to make Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20Makes 20 ghughras
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Ingredients

For The Dough
1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp melted ghee
salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for kneading

For The Stuffing
2 cups fresh green peas , coarsely crushed
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
4 tbsp grated coconut
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste

Other Ingredients For Ghughra
plain flour (maida) for rolling
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Ghughra
green chutney
Method

For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Knead again using the oil till smooth. Keep aside under a wet muslin cloth.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the green peas and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tbsp water, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the sugar, green chilli paste, ginger paste, coriander, coconut, sesame seeds, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Cool slightly and divide the stuffing into 20 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into 20 equal portions.
  2. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4") diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  3. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre. Fold it over to make a semi-circle. Seal the ends completely using a little water.
  4. Twist the edges of the ghughra.
  5. Repeat for the remaining dough circles and stuffing to make 19 more ghughras.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, a few ghughras at a time on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  7. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Accompaniments

Green Chutney for Dhokla, Sandwiches, Indian Snacks 
Khajur Imli ni Chutney ( Gujarati Recipe) 
Piyush ( Gujarati Recipe) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per ghughra
Energy113 cal
Protein2.1 g
Carbohydrates9.2 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat7.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.5 mg

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Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra
5
 on 12 Nov 19 09:07 AM


The recipe is super yummy.. N quick to make.. Thank you so much..
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Tarla Dalal    Nidhi, we are delighted you liked the Ghughra recipe. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe. Thanks.
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12 Nov 19 10:19 AM
Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra
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 on 24 May 18 11:33 AM


super yummy...... I skipped the chilly paste for kids...still turned out wonderful
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ashwini, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes from our website and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking!
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24 May 18 03:39 PM