Kachori Recipe


tea snack Kachori Indian
Gujarati Kachori

Kachori is a common snack in various parts of India,including UP,Delhi,Rajastan,Maharashtra,Gujarat etc.
It is one of our favorite snack from Chopatti. 
Chowpatti is a Marathi word with the meaning 'beach'.
In India we can find tasty snacks in small shops called Chowpatti at the beach sides and road sides.

 When we make these snacks at home,we can choose good quality oil and fresh ingredients.Kachories are available in a variety of textures and tastes, balancing sweetness with spice and tang. This recipe courtesy entirely goes to Manjula Aunty of Manjula's Kitchen . A Gujrati snack made of yellow Lentil filling .( Also called Khasta Kachori)
Ingredients
Plain Flour ( Maida ) -- 1 Cup
Salt
Oil - 2 tabsp for dough
Oil to fry kachories
For Filling
1/4 cup moong (yellow lentil) soaked
fennel seeds-1tsp
whole coriander - 2tabsp
chilli flakes-1 1/2 tsp
ginger-1 inch piece
Asafoetida/ hing- a pinch
Mango powder/Amchoor - 1 tsp
Preparation Method
Mix 1 cup Maida ( Plain Flour) , 1 tsp salt and 2 tabsp oil into a crumbly mixture.
Add water slowly and make a dough , not too soft. Keep it for 1/2 hr .
Filling
Crush  Moong bean, fennel seeds,coriander seeds,ginger,salt, mango powder,chilli,hing together  in a mixer/grinder .
Now heat a pan ,add 1 tabsp oil . Roast the filling to remove the raw taste.add 2 tsp water to the mix and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Now make small puris , place a spoon of filling , and enclose the puri ,make it as a dumpling.Gently  press the dumpling and give a kachori shape.
Fry on medium heat .It will come out puffy , then turn it carefully to other side.
Remove onto absorbent paper and serve warm along with a cup of chai.




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