Indian Street Food in Kolkata – GHUGNI CHAAT (Yellow Peas with Indian Spices)

This was one of my personal favorite Indian street food dishes in Kolkata, India. It’s amazing!

Few things are more beautifully displayed on the streets of Kolkata, India, than a dish known as Ghugni Chaat. It’s bright yellow sculpture of yellow peas that sit on a podium while slowly simmering for hour upon hour. If the bright yellowness doesn’t catch you attention, the bright red tomatoes, chilies, and cilantro will surely demand your attention.

The ghugni chaat is easy to order, you simply put of your finger and ask for a portion. The vendor then proceeds to grab a leaf bowl, put in a big spoon of piping hot yellow peas, slash in a squeeze of lime, mix some fresh onions, tomatoes and cilantro in, and add salt and chili powder for even more flavoring. He then presents to you a bowl of ghugni chaat (pretty cool name too).

I ate ghugni chaat numerous times in Kolkata, India, in the New Market area. Here you’ll find a tantalizing variety of Indian street food that’s cheap and tasty. This place of the dish costs just 10 Rupees and you’ll definitely love it!

Be sure to check out my full list of Kolkata street food here: and my Kolkat travel guide here:

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