Gugani [Dry Peas Lentil With Potatoes]

A very popular spicy street dish of eastern India enjoyed equally by all walks of life,made using dry peas and cubes of potatoes.


  • 1 Cup Dry Peas Lentil / Mattar Dal
  • 2 Medium sized Potatoes
  • 3 Medium sized Onions
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • ½ Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 2 Medium sized Tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
  • ¼ tsp Nigella / Black Cumin Seeds / Kalonji
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Water


  • Keep the Dry Peas Lentil soaked in water for about 6 hours adding Salt to it.
  • Pressures cook it then for about 5 min.
  • In a frying pan fry small cube pieces of potatoes till golden brown.
  • Now heat some Oil in the pan, add Cumin seeds and Black Cumin seeds into it and let it to splatter.
  • Add chopped Onions to it  and sauté till golden brown.
  • Add Garlic & Ginger paste along with finely chopped green chilies.
  • Now add chopped Tomatoes adding little water till they get soft.
  • Now add all the remaining ingredients to this along with spices.(Add water if required)
  • Keep covered to cook on medium flame for 10 min.
  • Garnish with Garam Masala and Coriander Leaves.
  • Serve hot with Roti, Puri, Paratha or Bun.

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