Kachori, an authentic Gujarati recipe, is a very famous snack in Northern India. I have had kachori many times in my friends place and every time this food tastes awesome. It is very easy to make and very creative too. It is basically a stuffed snack. So you can show your creativity in the stuffing (as usual). You can make Kachori in many different ways and one of them is what I'll be sharing. Now for the recipe.
For the dough
1 cup of All purpose flour (maida)
1 tbspn of suji/Rava - Mix this suji with warm water
1 tbspn of ghee/oil/vanaspati
Salt to taste
For the stuffing
Beans - any kind I used Rajma, you can use any beans.
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
2 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of coriander powder
2 green chillies
1/4 cup cilantro
Mix suji with warm water. Prepare a soft dough (more like poori dough) by mixing maida, salt, ghee and suiji water. Rest it for 15 -20 mts.
For the stuffing, boil the beans and grind it along with green chillies and cilantro to a coarse mixture.
In a pan, add 1 tsp of oil, cumin seeds. Add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste.
Now add the blended mixture and saute them in a medium or Sim flame till all the moisture is evaporated. This will take around 5 to 10 min.
Add coriander powder, salt and sugar and mix well. This addition sugar gives instantly the Gujarati flavour.
Now, take a lemon size ball from the dough. make it flat in your palm and press the edges so that it becomes like a cup so that you can place the filling inside it.
Carefully close the cup and squeeze the leftover dough (similar to kozhukati) and make it to a round ball.
Deep fry it in oil and serve hot with Mint chutney or chutney of your choice.
You can even stuff it with sweet (poornam) and enjoy!
I am sending this to the SWC- Gujarati Cuisine event. This month it is hosted by Priyanka of Asankhana