Monday, March 30, 2009

Khasta Kachori

Hello everyone.After a two weeks break I am back to blogging and to my surprise I received a few emails to ask me where am I?

I was on a vacation to Texas for a couple of weeks and was off Internet(Isn't that a big rest?)

So back to my today's menu.Khasta Kachori is a great snack with tea.I love to eat them without pampering them with the dressing.But if I am just a bit hungry at dinner time I grab one kachori from the box make a hole at its center,stuff it with boiled mash potato,red onion,drizzle a mixture of dahi and chat masala top it up with fine shev, pudina chutney and tamarind chutney.
Makes a yummy light dinner.

These taste good warm and even better next day.

1 cup Moong dal soaked for ½ hr in warm water
2 tsp each fennel seeds,coriander seeds ground to coarse powder
1 tbsp jeera
1 tbsp sesame seeds/til
1 tbsp chat masala
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp sugar
salt as per taste
1 1/2 tsp oil

For cover

1 cup maida
ice cold water
1 tbsp ajwain/carom seeds
1 tbsp oil
Oil for deep frying


Prepare the dough just like normal chappati dough with ice cold water.Keep aside for 15 mins meanwhile prepare the filling.
Drain the moong dal to remove water.Spread it on a kitchen towel for 5 mins.Grind it to a course paste.Heat a heavy bottom pan add 1tbsp oil and when it is hot add jeera,fennel+coriander powder roast for 2 mins and add the moong paste,chat masala ,sesame seeds,sugar,chilli powder,salt turn off the heat when it turns to a dry mixture.
Turn on a heavy bottom kadhai and add oil for frying.

Now make small pedas of dough,roll them into small puris and fill the filling and pull the edges of the dough to wrap the filling seal the edges .After all the kachoris and filled in this manner pick up the first filled kachori and slightly flatten it with the bottom of your palm and continue the same process for the remaining kachoris .Once the oil is hot add 2-3 kachoris at a time and fry on medium low flame.Don't increase the heat.Remove on a kitchen towel.When cooled store in airtight container.


Cham said...

Hope u had fun without internet in Texas! I always tasted the store bought one! Looks delicious ur kachori!

Ashwini said...

Hope you had a good time..Kachori looks yumm..Will try it.

Asha said...

YUM! I used to love eating Kachoris in Belgaum. Looks great girl, good job! Good to see you back! :)

Madhumathi said...

Hope you had a great time in Texas!Never tried making kachoris at home...Yours look yumm!!

Trupti said...

Kachori looks mouthwatering Ankita.

Hope you have nice time in texas

Anonymous said...

Kachoris look great Ankita...would love to try

Superchef said...

hope you njoyed your vacation!! the kachoris look delicious!!

Gita's Kitchen said...

THe kachori looks delicious Ankita, I have to try out this recipe soon :)

Shree said...

Trust you had a wonderful break :) your kachoris look yummm.. will try making it out..