Black Chickpeas Curry (Ghugni) Recipe:
A spicy black chickpeas curry, the Bihari recipe popularly called Ghugni.
Nostalgia of home cooked food that I grew up eating and the fact that my Mom is visiting me these days is the inspiration that went behind preparing this dish. You may call it a version of the famous ‘choley’ but this one is made with the black chickpeas instead and the recipe by origin is a Behari (originating in the state of Bihar), so no its not called chole or choley. It is called ‘ghugni’ and is a spicy curry with smoky flavours of coriander and cumin seeds. I won’t even say it has a balance of tang or sweetness, it is rather out and out smoky and spicy in flavour.