Updated: Sep 17
Kachori is a spicy snack originated from the Indian subcontinent. Alternative names for the snack include Kachauri, Kachodi and Katchuri. Kachori is supposed to have originated in Uttar Pradesh, India. Kachori were popular in old Indore, even before samosas gained popularity of India.
Khasta Kachori is a delicious, spicy, fried puffed pastry. It filled with spicy moong dal mixture and then deep fried.
Cuisine: Indian Course: Snack Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 Min Cook Time: 15 Min Total Time: 35 min .
Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1
Calories: 115. Carbs: 14g. Fat: 6g. Protein: 3g
1 1/2 cup Maida (All-Purpose Flour)
3 Tbsps Ghee
1 Tsp Ajwain
1/2 cup Moong Dal
3 Tbsps Ghee
4 Tbsp Gram Flour (Besan)
1/2 Tbsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
1/2 Tbsp Coriander Seeds (Dhania)
1 Tbsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tbsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry
Soak Moong dal for 4 hours.
In a bowl, take 1.5 cups maida (All Purpose Flour), Add 3 Tablespoon Ghee, and 1 tablespoon Ajwain. Mix it well until it holds a shape.
Add 1 tablespoon salt and add little water and make a semi-hard dough.
Apply little to the dough & cover with wet paper/cloth and keep it aside
Take the pre-soaked moong dal into the jar & grind it too coarsely.
Heat a pan & add 3 tablespoons ghee, 4 tablespoons gram flour & mix it well.
Add 1/2 tablespoon jeera seeds, 1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds, 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric powder, 1/2 tablespoon garam masala, 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, ½ tablespoon Kasuri methi & mix well.
Add salt as per taste and add the ground moong dal & mix well.
Turn off the stove & keep it aside. Let it cool.
Now take the dough & make small balls.
Make the balls flat & stuff the mixture in it and gently press it with palm.
Heat oil in a pan & deep fry them in hot oil.
Serve with green chutney.
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