Matar ki Kachori


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Matar kachori is a fried poorie or kachori recipe with mashed peas and spices as filling. Enjoy the matar kachori as snack with chutney or pickle.

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Matar ki Kachori recipe - How to make Matar ki Kachori

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Covering
1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
5 tbsp ghee

For The Stuffing
1 cup boiled green peas
2 green chillies , finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
Method
For the covering

  1. Sieve maida in a bowl, add the salt and ghee and mix well and knead into a smooth dough using sufficient water.
  2. Cover with a moist cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.

For the stuffing

  1. Roast chana dal lightly and blend in a mixer into smooth powder.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, and the green chillies and sauté for half a minute.
  4. Add the crushed green peas and asafoetida and mix well.
  5. Add the chana dal powder, garam masala, chaat masala and salt and mix well and saute for 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
  7. Add the coriander, mix well and divide the mixture into 12 to 16 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the dough into 12 to 16 equal portions and roll them into small circle of 4" diameter.
  2. Place a portion of the stuffing at the center, cover, seal edges and flatten and roll out lightly using a rolling pin. Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make more kachoris.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadai and deep fry kachoris on medium heat till brown and crisp.
  4. Drain on an absorbent peper and serve hot with a chutney of your choice.


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This recipe was contributed by preekar on 03 Oct 2011


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