How to make Vatana Na Ghugra - Crescent shape stuffed puris

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Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Green Peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

Vatana Na Ghugra Recipe Card

Vatana Na Ghugra

Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Vatana Na Ghugra Recipe

  • Refined Flour

  • Green Peas shelled 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Coconut 1/2 cup


  • Refined flour (maida) 3/4 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 3/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Sift the wheat flour and refined flour with salt, add warm ghee and knead it to stiff dough using a little water.

Step 2

Cover with a muslin cloth and keep aside. Coarsely grind the green peas and keep aside.

Step 3

Clean, wash and finely chop the coriander leaves. To make the filling, heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds.

Step 4

When they crackle add the green peas and sauté on high heat for three to four minutes. Lower heat, add salt, sugar, chopped coriander, green chilli paste, ginger paste and sauté for two minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add the lemon juice and scraped coconut and mix well.

Step 5

To make ghughras, divide the dough into sixteen equalportions and shape them into balls. Roll out each ball into a puri, place a spoonful of filling in the centre of each puri and fold again to form a semi circle.

Step 6

Seal tightly and curl the edges. Repeat the process to make remaining ghughras.

Step 7

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the ghughras till golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot.