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A Kachori is a stuffed deep fried bread. The most favorites of all are the aloo kachori, daal kachori and pyaz (onion) kachori.The stuffing can vary from person to person depending on their individual choices. This khasta moong daal Kachori is a good start.
Total servings: 4-5
Preperation time: 1 hr
Best for: All
How to serve: Hot
Refined flour 100 gms.
Rava (Semolina) 100 gms.
Baking soda ¼ tsp.
Ghee 2 tbsp.
Salt 1 tsp.
Water (to knead the dough)
Oil For frying
Split Green Gram (moong daal) 225 gms.
Ginger 1" piece
Coriander leaves 1 cup
Green chilies 5 nos.
Heeng ½ tsp.
Coriander-cumin powder ½ tsp.
Ghee 3 tbsp.
Raisins 50 gms.
Coconut ¼ cup.
Chili powder 1 ½ tsp.
Turmeric powder ¾ tsp.
Lime 2 nos.
Sugar 1 tsp.
Salt To taste
Wash the split green gram and soak overnight.
Scrape the skin off the ginger and grate.
Chop the green chilies and set aside.
Grate the coconut and set aside.
Sieve the refined flour and set aside.
For the filling :
Heat the ghee in a frying pan and add the split green gram and saute over medium to low heat until cooked.
Add the grated coconut, coriander leaves, green chillies, turmeric, chili powder and salt to taste.
Now mix in the heeng, ginger and cummin-coriander powder.
Stir and add the lime juice and sugar and cook for a few minutes longer making sure that he mixture is moist but not liquidy.
Adjust seasoning to taste, remove from the flame and add the raisins.
Set aside and start preparing the covering.
For the Covering :
Add salt to the sieved flour and rub in the ghee, add the rava and enough water to make stiff dough.
Keep the dough covered with a damp cloth for 45 minutes. Knead well and divide the dough into equal portions.
Roll each portion to make a puri and put some of the filling mixture
in the centre. Bring all the edges of the puri together and seal using little water.
Pinch the edges together.
Heat the oil until quite hot in a frying pan and deep-fry the kachoris on medium heat until golden brown.
Serve hot with imli or hara dhanya chutney.