Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peas Kachoris/Green Peas Stuffed Indian Fried Flat Bread

Peas Kachoris/Green Peas Stuffed Indian Fried Flat Bread


Like Won-tons is to Chinese cuisine, Kachoris are for Indian snack.  Like Falafel are integral part of Middle Eastern snack Kachoris are for Indian Snack.

Kachoris, Samosa and other few snacks are a must have for anyone who like Indian cuisine. I have earlier shared the recipe of Kachoris (Onion Kachoris with you all, and was super hit with my family and many other readers, for recipe ) . This Wednesday when hubby was working from home it was such a pleasant climate that thought to indulge in fingerlicious yummy brunch. :D

Hubby wanted Idlis I insisted on having Kachoris and that’s so some fresh green peas filling. I was trying this dish for the first time, so had to call mom to take some tips..:P and she guided me with step by step recipe from filling to dough.

I am sharing an awesome recipe by Mommy the expert and executed and admired by a novice cook like me..:) But can guarantee the recipe is simple and sure shot. You try once and I bet you will not be disappointed at all.

Let’s begin

Ingredients used:

For Filling
-          ½ cup fresh peas
-          Salt to taste
-          1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
-          ½ tsp fennel seed powder
-          ½ tsp cumin seed
-          A pinch of asafetida
-          ½ tsp of Garam Masala
-          ½ red chilli powder
-          ¼ tsp of anardana/Pomegranate seed powder
-          ¼ tsp aamchur powder/dry mango powder

For Dough

-          1 and ½ cup of plain flour Maida
-          Salt to taste
-          2 tbsp carried butter/ghee
-          ½ tsp carom seeds/ajwain
-          Water to knead the dough
-          Oil for Deep frying the Kachoris

Process for Filling

1.       In a blender/Food processor Jar add fresh green peas and make a coarse paste.
2.       In a pan heat oil, and add cumin seed and Asafetida and let splutter for few seconds.
3.       Now add the peas to pan along with salt.
4.       Sauté for 2 minute or so.
5.       Now add all the spices mentioned in the ingredients list and cook till most of the moisture of peas is evaporated.
6.       Take the pan off the heat and let the filling cool completely.

Process for Dough

1.       In a bowl take flour and add salt and carom seeds, mix well.
2.       To this add the ghee and mix the ghee thoroughly. The result would be coarse bread crumb lookalike mixtures. This process helps to make the Kachoris crunchy and tender.
3.       Now by adding little by little water knead the dough, into a smooth dough.
4.       Make sure not to over knead the dough, that may take off the crispness of your Kachoris.
5.       Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.

Assembling the Kachoris:

1.       Make equal sized small balls of the dough, a little bigger than that of table tennis ball
2.       Using your hand smoothen them and make in smooth ball.
3.       Then using tip of your fingers make cavity in the dough ball, so as to fill the filling.
4.       Once done, Take 2 spoonful of the filling and place in the cavity created.
5.       Once done, bring all the edges together and seal the ball. For further reference please have a  look at the picture below ( Picture Courtesy (http://www.sonykitchen.com/)
6.       Once done fry the Kachoris in Medium heated oil on low to medium flame till you see a golden brown crust on both the sides.
7.       Repeat the process for all the Kachoris.

You can enjoy these Kachoris best with some spicy potato Curry, Mint Coriander Chutney or even ketchup. It will taste awesome in all the ways…. :)