Ghugni (Kala Chana/Black Chickpeas) – Shack Saturdays Special

The very tasty and nutritious black chickpeas in the form of Ghugni (saucy preparation of black chickpeas) is here this weekend. It is very popular in almost all Indian homes. A must during Navratri Pooja (ritual) when it is cooked without onion and garlic. Can be accompanied by Poori (deep-fried and puffed wheat bread), Steamed Rice or simply topped on a slice of bread with … Continue reading Ghugni (Kala Chana/Black Chickpeas) – Shack Saturdays Special

Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)

I remember how my sisters and I used to get excited during Kanjak (the ritual performed on Ashtami or Navmi mostly in North India) as we were worshipped on this day, fed with delicacies and were given gifts or money. Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori are the very popular and must dishes for this ritual. These are such delightful dishes that the whole family enjoys … Continue reading Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)