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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moongdal Khasta Kachori(Step by Step Pics) | Tea time Snack

Kachoris or samosas were my all time childhood favorite and still continue to be.Kachoris are savory stuffed puffed bread with crunchy filling inside.Winter and rains are the best time to enjoy this yummy snack,this is an old draft which I have tried couple of time during last winter but now I crave for these as its raining here and the weather looks perfect to enjoy these.I love dipping them in the green spicy chutney and kids love it with sweet tamarind chutney.Though kachoris can be made in a number of varieties but I love these the most because of the crunchy filling.When I prepared these at home,all vanished in no time and all loved it.Give this a try if you love kachoris and serve hot !!



Preparation time~30 mins
Cooking time ~ 20 mins
Serves ~12 kachoris

Ingredients
to make cover
all purpose flour/maida 1 cup
oil 2tbsp
salt to taste

to make filling
split moong dal 1/4 cup
asafoetida a pinch
coriander seeds crushed 1tsp
fennel seeds crushed 1tsp
amchur powder/dry mango powder 1/2 tsp
dry ginger powder 1/4 tsp
oil 2tsp
salt to taste




Method
FILLING
  • Wash and soak moongdal in water for 1 hour.Drain all water,spread on a paper towel for 5 -10mins.Add this to the blender and pulse 2-3 times.
  • Crush /pulse  2 times in a blender-the coriander seeds,fennel seeds and dry red chilly if you don't have crushed spices.Add amchur powder,asafoetida and dry ginger powder.
  • Heat oil in  a pan and add cumin seeds,followed by the crushed masala and spice powders on low flame.Saute until raw smell of masala disappears(about 30-45 secs).
  • Add the moong dal mixture and saute until the masala gets blended well with moong.Add salt to taste,switch off flame when the masala is dry.Leave to cool.


DOUGH
  • Add the flour in a bowl and add salt,mix well.Add in oil and mix well like bread crumbs.
  • Add in the chilled water and mix to form a dough.Don't knead the dough,leave aside for 15-20 mins.


ASSEMBLING
  • Pinch out the dough in 12 equal balls,flatten each dough in a circle of 3" diameter by thinning out the edges.Place 2tsp of filling in the center,bring the sides together to close the ball.
  • Place the seam side up and gently place the base of your palm.Flatten the kachoris to make 3" diameter circle,make sure the edges are thinned out evenly.
  • Make 4-5 or make all but make sure to cover the made kachoris so that they don't dry up.Heat up the oil in a wok and check if oil is hot by adding a pinch of dough.If it immediately pops up,then oil is ready.Add the kachoris,leave good space to float,turn the other side.The kachoris then puff up and expand well.Wait till its golden brown on all sides(Keep flame on low medium and don't increase the heat)




NOTES
* You can add grated ginger too if you don't have ginger powder.Saute until raw smell disappears and add to filling.
* You can use all purpose flour and wheat flour to make the cover.But wheat flour tends to soften soon.
* You can add 2tbsp chopped cilantro leaves to the filling too.
* Don't use rolling pin to roll out the dough as it may leave holes in the dough and the filling tends to pop out when added to oil.

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15 comments:

Remya Elizabeth Anish said... Best Blogger Tips

Hearing about this yummy snack for the first time..... feeling to munch them.... :)

Ritu Ahuja said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely kachoris. Super delicious :)

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav too...looks super tempting...very well prepared too..

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so crispy and perfectly done.. can u pass me that plate?

Magees kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum! I love to have it with Sweet chutney....parcel me some.

Reshmi Thomas said... Best Blogger Tips

yum .. want one plate now :)

Sony P said... Best Blogger Tips

Kachori looks crunchy and tempting !

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks utterly delicious, perfect for the season :)

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so crisp and delicious.

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

They look wonderful - like little tasty pillows.

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice Julie.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... just look at them! so fluffed up... we get this among the fried stuff from a close-by Pakistani restaurant, but never knew its name, though loved eating it... hehe...

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy snack..looks delicious..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow looks so yummy, enikkum try cheyyanam,thanks for sahring

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

the kachoris look so crispy and delicious.