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Khasta Kachori

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Puris stuffed with urad dal and spices and fried till golden brown and crisp.

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Preparation Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Khasta Kachori

Main Ingredients

Refined flour (maida),

Cuisine

Punjabi

Course

Starter

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Ingredients

  • Refined flour (maida)
    2 cups
  • Soda bicarbonate
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Oil
    5 tablespoons
  • FOR FILLING
  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
    1/2 cup
  • Ginger
    1 inch piece
  • Green chilli
    1
  • Cashewnuts
    6-8
  • Raisins
    1 tablespoon
  • Ghee
    3 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Coriander powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Sugar
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Lemon juice
    1 tablespoon
  • Oil
    to deep fry

Method

Step 1


Sift the flour, salt and soda bicarbonate together. Add oil and mix well. Knead into a soft dough using sufficient water. Cover with a moist cloth and set aside. Soak the urad dal in two cups of water for an hour.

Step 2


Drain and coarsely grind using a little water. Peel, wash and finely chop ginger. Remove stem, wash and chop green chilli. Roughly chop cashewnuts. Wash raisins and pat them dry.

Step 3


Heat ghee in a kadai and add the ground dal, ginger, green chilli, asafoetida, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, fennel powder, cashewnuts and raisins. Cook till all the moisture has dried up. Add sugar, salt and lemon juice.

Step 4


Mix well and remove off the heat, let the mixture cool. Divide into sixteen portions. Divide the flour dough into sixteen equal balls. Roll out into small puris so that they are thinner around the edges and thicker in the centre.

Step 5


Place a portion of stuffing in the centre and bring the edges together to form a ball. Flatten slightly. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry kachoris on low heat for three to five minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

Step 6


Serve with tamarind chutney.

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