Lilva Kachori, Winter Fresh Toovar Kachori
by Tarla Dalal
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Lilva Kachori is a traditional kachori made with a stuffing of fresh toovar and green peas perked up with ginger and green chillies.
A dash of lemon adds to the chatpata taste of the stuffing, making this a really exciting snack to bite into on a cold winter’s day.
The flaky and crisp kachori with an excitingly spicy stuffing, is a must-try recipe in the winter months, when fresh toovar is available in the markets.
You can also try other kachori recipes like Khasta Kachori Chaat , and Mawa Kachori .
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and rub in between your palms to form a breadcrumbs like mixture.
- Knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.
- Combine the fresh toovar and green peas in a mixer and blend till coarse. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the asafoetida, turmeric powder, ginger and green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the coarsely blended toovar and green pea mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the coriander, lemon juice, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool slightly.
- Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Keep aside.
- Roll out a portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle without using any flour for rolling.
- Place one portion of the stuffing in the centre.
- Bring together all the sides, seal it tightly , pinching in the center.
- Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 11 more kachoris.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame and deep-fry, 3 kachoris at a time on a slow flame for 8 minutes, turning them in between till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
- Repeat steps 7 to deep-fry the remaining 9 more kachoris.
- Serve immediately with green garlic chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per kachori
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