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Kachori Popular

Category : Appetizers

Author : TajRecipe

Date : 11/7/2005

Rating: Rating 4.1 ( 4.1 ) by 15 users

For kachori Dough:
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup ghee
1/4 tsp baking powder

For filling:
1/2 cup yellow moong dal
1/4 cup gram flour
Asafoetida a pinch
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp aniseed
1/4 tsp cloves powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp Green chilli paste
Salt to taste
For the dough:
1. First sieve the flour and then add salt, baking powder and ghee into it. Mix well.
2. Add cold water and knead into a smooth dough.
3. Keep the dough for half an hour, covered with wet cloth.

For Filling:
4. Wash moong dal thoroughly and soak it in water for 3-4 hours.
5. Grind it coarsely using very little water.
6. Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida. Add the coarsely ground dal and saute over medium heat.
7. Add ginger, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, cloves powder, turmeric powder, aniseed and cook for some more time.
8. When the mixture starts drying add gram flour and saute for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Switch off the gas.
9. Now take the mixed dough then knead it once again.
10. Make small balls of almost equal size and roll out the balls to approximately three to four inches in diameter. Put about 2 tsps of filling in the center.
11. Seal the edges together using a little water and roll into a round ball.
12. Heat oil in a deep frying pan on high. Deep fry the kachories on medium heat until golden brown.

Serve hot with green chutney or tamarind chutney.

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