Thursday, December 4, 2008

Recipe Of The Day:Green Peas Kachori (By Sanjeev Kapoor)

Recipe Of The Day

Recipe Of The Day:Green Peas Kachori (By Sanjeev Kapoor)

GREEN PEAS KACHORI

Crisp savoury bursting with fresh flavour of season's peas

Preparation Time : 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time : 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

Refined flour (maida)

1 cup

Carom seeds (ajwain)

1/4 teaspoon

Salt

1/4 teaspoon

Pure ghee

2 tablespoons

For filling

Green peas, shelled

1 cup

Oil

1 tablespoon + to deep fry

Asafoetida

a pinch

Cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

Ginger, chopped

1 inch piece

Green chillies, chopped

3-4

Salt

to taste

Garam masala powder

1/2 teaspoon

Coconut, scraped

4 tablespoons

Roasted peanuts, crushed

4 tablespoons

Method

Mix refined flour, carom seeds, salt and pure ghee in a bowl. Add cold water as required to knead a stiff dough. Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds begin to change colour, add ginger, green chillies, green peas and salt. Mix and cook. Take off the heat and add garam masala powder. Mix and set aside to cool.

Divide the dough into equal portions. Roll each portion and press to make round puris.

Add scraped coconut and crushed peanuts to the green pea mixture and mix.

Stuff each puri with the stuffing and further shape into a kachori.

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the kachoris in medium hot oil till crisp and golden.

Drain and place them on absorbent paper.

Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.


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