Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I discovered this new snack just last week. Mom had gone for a barsa - naming ceremony - of her friend's grandson. and they served "barsa" special ghugrya. Somehow, we have never eaten this before. and when mom told me the name - guhgrya, I assumed it's going to be some kind of savory karanji as those are called ghugra in Gujarati. Well, but ghugrya is supposed to be a different snack of multi grains/legumes/beans and is served for barsa in some communities of Maharasthra. Can you believe how simple & healthy it is?

1/4 cup raw, unsalted, unpeeled peanuts
1/4 cup quinoa (the original recipe calls for jowar/jwari/jondhaLa/sorghum grains)
1/4 cup green chana
1/4 cup garbanzo beans or kala chana
1/4 cup mung beans
1 tsp salt

1. Pick all the beans/grains thoroughly.
2. Mix and soak in enough water overnight.
3. Next morning, discard water. & drain for half an hour.
4. Add 1 cup water and salt.
5. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Let the pressure drop
6. Drain and serve warm

Note -
The original recipe called for jowar grains which I have no access to here, so I substituted quinoa instead!!

Update - Reader Priyatama shares that this snack is from North Maharashtra - Khandesh region. and it is served with gud/jaggery. Thanks Priyatama for sharing this information!


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