A very popular and delicious dish of Bihar. This recipe has came from the Bihar cuisine. It’s a popular snack in all the eastern state of India. Each and every family in Bihar has their own recipe of cooking or eating kala chana ghugni . Many people prefer eating dry, semi dry as well as the spicy curry version of ghugni. It is present as main course, evening snack and even as the breakfast.
There are many ways of preparing the ghugni. Some of them are- the steam version of ghugni with finely chop onion, tomato, coriander, green chillies, and lemon juice. They are served as breakfast and snacks. The fried version of ghugni with some spices like red chilli, turmeric and coriander powder is also famous among the Biharis. People like to cook it as a curry which they consume in their lunch.
The ghugni is serve with various ediables. Many people like to have it with chapatti, steamed rice ,pooris ,flattened rice and even with litti. It is also served as kala chana chaat. The ghugni curry with steamed rice is very much preferred by people in winters. The most famous among them is ‘chiura-ghugni’.It is a famous snack among Biharis. They also like to eat it as a quick snack while travelling.
Many restaurants serve ghugni in their menus to portray the authenticity of the cuisines of Bihar. Ghugni is also very popular among the street foods in Bihar. It is very easy to prepare and it also comes at a very affordable price.
The exquisite cuisines of Bihar not only flavoursome but also are very healthy. Coincidentally, Kala chana is very healthy and provides 7percent of the daily calorie. It is also high in protein, fibre vitamin C and B1 . Kala chana is a healthier option for weight loss. Moreover, it is also good for diabetics and heart patients.
This famous dish wins the hearts of Biharis as well as people all over India.