Matar ki Kachori, Rajasthani Vatana Kachori, Green Peas Kachori

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Delicious to the core, that’s what this Matar ki Kachori is! You would never have, really, tasted a kachori with such a flavourful filling.

Crushed green peas are pepped up with a rather snazzy assortment of spices, of which nigella seeds really stands out, with its prominent flavour. You will also enjoy the soft texture of the filling, which contradicts the crusty, melt-in-the-mouth covering!

Serve these kachoris for Breakfast or Evening Tea Snacks with Green Cutney and Khajur Imli Ki Chutney . When served Dahiwali Aloo ki Subzi the combo makes a satisfying meal.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 12 kachoris
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For The Dough
2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup melted ghee
salt to taste

For The Green Pea Filling
2 cups green peas
1 tsp chopped green chillies
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
2 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For the dough

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water. Knead well for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.

For the green pea filling

  1. Combine the green peas, green chillies and ginger in a mixer and blend to a coarse mixture without using any water. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the nigella seeds, fennel seeds, bayleaves and green pea mixture, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 6 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chilli powder, garam masala, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another minute, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the bayleaves and discard them.
  5. Divide the filling into 12 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  2. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 63 mm. (2½") diameter circle.
  3. Place one portion of the green pea filling in the centre.
  4. Bring together all the sides, seal it tightly and remove any excess dough.
  5. Gently roll the filled kachori again into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle, while ensuring that the filling does not spill out.
  6. Gently press the centre of the kachori with your thumb.
  7. Repeat steps 1 to 6 to make 11 more kachoris.
  8. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry 6 kachoris at a time, on a medium flame for 4 minutes. Reduce the flame and deep-fry on a slow flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
  9. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  10. Repeat steps 6 and 9 to deep-fry 6 more kachoris in one more batch.
  11. Serve immediately.

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Mutter ki Kachori
 on 14 Jan 16 03:38 PM

I like ur kachoris
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Piyusha. We are delighted you loved the kachoris. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
14 Jan 16 03:42 PM
Mutter ki Kachorii
 on 01 Apr 15 01:39 PM

Kachoris in Gujarati cuisine is very famous with green peas stuffing but when I tried this Rajasthani recipe it was crispy and yumm...
Muttar ki Kachori
 on 08 Sep 14 04:35 PM

It tastes like heaven.The spicy green filling is so easy and quick to make. Making these kachoris is not so difficult, except rolling them. Special care need to be taken while folding and rolling it. ITS A MUST TRY RECIPE...