A popular crispy and spicy pastry found in various parts of India and Pakistan.This snack is stuffed with green peas and deep fried. It consists of two parts, the dough and its filling.
There are other kachoris available which are filled with moong dhal, urad dhal. onion, potato and even minced meat. Kachoris are often served with a chutney made with tamarind, mint or coriander.
For perfect result, use medium heat when frying and do not crowd the pan. They are great accompaniment to your cuppa and perfect snack on the go.
Yield : 8 kachoris
1 C all purpose flour
2 TB vegetable oil
salt to taste
Place flour, oil and salt in a mixing bowl. Gradually add water to form into a stiff dough. Keep for 20 minutes.
1 C cooked green peas mashed
1 in ginger chopped
3 green chili chopped
1 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp hing
salt to taste
2 TB cooking oil
Heat the oil, add in fennel, green chili and ginger, fry until fragrant
Add in green peas, chili powder, coriander, cumin. hing and salt, stir until peas is well coated with spices.
Remove and transfer onto a plate to cool.
Divide dough into 8 balls, shape each ball into small circle.
Stuff each circle with a tablespoon of filling.
Gather the edge towards the center, flatten into thick circle. Complete the rest of the dough.
Heat about 2 in deep of oil, slide in the kachori and fry until golden brown.
Remove and drain onto absorbent paper.
Serve hot with your cuppa.
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