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Matar kachori ( savory fried puff pastries stuffed with peas )/ How To Make Perfect Matar Kachori
I usually avoid to much of oily things in day to day menu
but some times I made kachori's (Indian fried puff pastries ) and paratha's (
stuffed flat bread) just to add some variety in my daily menu .
really like fried stuff for breakfast. In the countryside they like to
have paratha's with buttermilk and homemade white butter, actually they are
very hardworking they leave home early in the morning and they spend the whole
day working in farms or factories and return back only in the evening. So for
them heavy breakfast is really important, it gives energy for the whole day and
they don't feel hungry .
For us as we live in the urban areas we don't do much hard
work we just sit at one place like offices and also we have to be a little
conscious about our diet . We can't afford oily stuff daily but once in while
we can enjoy these delicacies .
back to the point Mutter kachori is a very popular street food of Delhi and
we often make it at home also some people like it with Aloo ki sabji ( potato
curry) but I like it with tangy tasty tomato chutney . You can enjoy either way
. These stuffed balls are so delicious that you can't resist them for
long! so here we go .....A very simple yet delicious recipe..
flour with baking powder and salt through a sieve.
ghee and mix well till it appears like bread crumbs.Knead well with water to a
soft and pliable dough.Keep it aside for half an hour.
To prepare filling:
4-5 cups of water with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar and pressure cook for 5-10
min or wait till two whistles.
(There is a secret my
mom told me about it that putting sugar help peas to retain green color).Strain and keep
ghee in a skillet ,add asafoetida and cumin seeds.
the heat and add grated ginger,coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry for
the chopped green chilli and fry again for a minute.
peas to it and mix well.Mash the peas lightly with a back of a big spoon or a
the salt,red chili powder,*chaat masala, amchoor powder,*garam masala and fry
for another 2 mins.Remove it and let the mixture cool.
To make Matar Kachori:
oil in a little flat skillet for deep frying the kachoris.
a lemon sized ball out of the dough and flatten it to small roundel with hands
2-3 tbsp peas mixture and cover it to form a ball and flatten it slightly
.Do not roll it much keep it little thick but not too thick .
drop 2 pieces at a time into the hot oil and fry them until they turn
brown.This part is really important Heat oil on high flame before you put
kachoris in it and reduce flame to low when you put them for frying
and fry it on Low flame until they turn brown.Flip it in between.
it with Special tomato chutney.
If you are little calorie conscious but want to
enjoy this tasty kachori you can reduce oil in kachori dough , I often do that
as my husband is not very fond of too oily and crispy kachoris so for them I
reduce oil quantity to just half and to reduce crispness I avoid baking
powder . Taste is superb either way .
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