How to make Baked Koraishutir Kochuri with Cholar Dal -

Bengali speciality – an ideal snack to serve at tea party

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Stuffing (स्टफिंग ), Green peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Baked Koraishutir Kochuri with Cholar Dal

Baked Koraishutir Kochuri with Cholar Dal Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Baked Koraishutir Kochuri with Cholar Dal Recipe

  • Stuffing

  • Green peas boiled 1 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Onion seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dough

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cholar Dal

  • Split Bengal gram (cholar dal / chana dal) soaked overnight 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1 to cook

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Dried red chilli broken 1

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cinnamon stick 1 inch

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Fresh coconut cut into thin slices 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Raisins 6-7

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

For making stuffing put green peas into a grinder jar and grind into fine paste and transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat oil in non-stick pan, add onion seeds, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add ground green peas and saute for 5-6 minutes on medium heat.

Step 4

Add cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and sugar and saute for 3-4 minutes and set aside to cool.

Step 5

For making dough take refined flour, sugar, salt and oil in a bowl and mix. Add sufficient water and knead into semi-hard dough. Cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside for 10 minutes.

Step 6

To make cholar dal, heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, dried red chilli, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, green chilli and coconut slices and sauté till the coconut turns golden brown.

Step 7

Add split Bengal gram, turmeric powder, raisins, salt and sugar and mix well. Add 2 cups water, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8

Preheat air-fryer to 180º C.

Step 9

Divide the dough into equal balls, apply oil on your palm, shape each ball into a katori. Place some green pea mixture in it, bring the edges together and seal. Further roll each stuffed ball into a kochuri.

Step 10

Brush oil on air-fryer tray and place a kochuri in it and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Step 11

Garnish the cholar dal with coriander sprig and serve hot with kochuri.

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