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How to make matar ki kachori

Matar Kachori

This winter whet your appetite with a luscious Matar Kachori recipe.

A crisp deep fried pastry, filled with spiced and mashed green peas is enough to make you feel famished.

 

Preparation Time : 60 Minutes

Cooking Time : 30 – 40 Minutes

Serves : 15 – 20 Pieces.

 

INGREDIENTS :

FOR THE CRUST

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup refined flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (warm)
  • water (To bind dough)
  • salt to taste

 

FOR THE FILLING

  • 3 cups green peas (semi-crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons green chilli paste
  • 15-20 raisins + cashew nuts (optional)
  • pinch of soda (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coconut (grated)
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves (finely cut)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • sugar and salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry

 

Preparation :

FOR THE CRUST

  • Mix all the ingredients for the crust. Knead to a semi-soft, smooth dough
  • Divide the dough into 15-20 portions. Keep covered.

FOR THE FILLING

  • In a pan, heat oil on a low flame. Add the peas and soda. Sauté till the peas are tender. Cool completely.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients. The filling is ready for use.

 

Method :

  • Knead the dough portions. Roll each portion into small flat rounds (puns).
  • Place a spoonful of filling in the center of the round.
  • Gather and stretch the dough over the filling to make a small round ball. Seal the edges on the top firmly. Gently flatten the ball between the palms.
  • Repeat to make more kachoris.
  • On high flame, heat oil in a flying pan. Lower the flame. Deep fry the kachoris till golden brown in colour. Remove on an absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

 

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