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Monday, June 30, 2008

Kachori - Cuisines of India : Uttar Pradesh Cuisine

This recipe had been posted for a cooking contest, for the community "Indian women in Singapore" : SWC - Uttar Pradesh Cuisine!!!

This month's event is hosted by Nupur.


For Dough:
Plain Flour - 1 cup
Melted butter - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Warm water for kneading

Knead flour, salt, melted butter to a soft dough. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.

For Filling:
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup, soak in water for 30 minutes.
Onions - 1 medium sized, chopped (optional)
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon, powdered coarsely
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Asofoetida powder - 1 pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - few, chopped
Salt to taste
Oil - sufficient for deep frying

Cook soaked moong dal in water. Once it is well cooked, drain water, mash it and keep aside.

Heat 1-2 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, onions and fry until they turn golden brown. Add asofoetidapowder, coriander powder, chilli powder, fennel seed powder and fry for a minute.

Add mashed dal to it, salt to taste and mix well. Cook it for 5 minutes. Add coriander leaves and allow it cool.

Make the dough into small balls. Using a rolling pin, flatten the balls, make it round and flat.

Make small balls of filling in the centre of the flattened dough. Along the diameter, you can run your moist finger and cover the filling completely with the dough. Close it well so that the filling is not seen outside.

Press the balls between hands, so that it becomes flat. Continue the same with the remaining dough.

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them in oil, in medium heat until they are golden brown.

Serve hot with chutney or sauce.

Cooking time : 45-60 minutes
Makes 10 Kachories


sowmya said...

nice entry vani..kachoris look great,,i could not manage for SWC this time..maybe next month..

Trupti said...

I love kachori...ur version looks delicious.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

kachoris look perfect...i have never had them, but have been meaning to make them for a long time, from a cookbook!! urs has given me an extra push!! :-)

Madhavi said...

Nice entry, kachori looks awesome!!!

I have something for u, check out my blog:))

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those look great! What a nice snack!

KALVA said...

ohh love kachori

KALVA said...

hmm love kachoris

Bhawana said...

kachori is my favourite :). want to eat it :)

Priti said...

Love kachori....yummy...
But dear voting for you only if getting to taste the kachori atleast time this !!

Mrs.SriLekha said...

nice sweet vani

Illatharasi said...

@ Sowmya, Thanks. I too forgot about it. Remembered after seeing Priyanka's entry. so did a easy one ;)

@ Trupti, thanks for yur comments. Do visit often:)

@ Jz, thanks. So expecting colouful kachories from you ;)

@ Madhavi, thanks. I saw it before u informed me;) Thanks for thinking of me.....

@ Jenn, thanks. This is the first time I am preparing this.

@ Kalva, thanks for the visit and comments:) Do visit often.

@ Bhawna, thanks for the visit and comments:) Do visit often.

@ Priti, thanks. Will invite you specially to my home and cook whatever you want;).... dont worry :)

@ Srilekha, you are so sweet ;) thanks and its a salty snack :)

Mansi Desai said...

we call it khasta kachori...and eat it like a chaat dish..never knew a UP version existed too:) looks great, btw!

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Mansi... I am not so good in north Indian chaats... first time I am preparing this, that too for the event ;) But it came out well, it was tasty.

Sunshinemom said...

Yummy, isn't it?

notyet100 said...



yummy kachoris .. perfect for rainy seasons

Priti said...

Sure, deal then..

Illatharasi said...

@ Sunshinemom, yeah it was yummy, thanks.

@ Priyanka, I imagined your thali..... it would be tasty.

@ Vegetable Platter, thanks:)

@ Priti, deal is OK :) Tell me when and where ;)

Priti said...

hehe...I tot at ur place?? You have to let me know when now ;)

Illatharasi said...

No problem.... u can come.... anytime at your convenience.... but let me know one day in advance;)

SMN said...

First time here nice and interesting blog u hv.. kachori looks so perfect.

RamyaBala said...

U r posting all my favorites one by one...I think nt to post the same comment,but u make me repeat it"YUmmYYY.....Thanks for sharing...n i tried to vote,but i don't know,its nt accepting...

Illatharasi said...

@ SMN, thanks for the visit and your valuable comments:)

Do visit often!

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Ramya!

Some script is running on that page, so in few systems it is showing error I guess..... its ok:)

Anisheetu said...

Kachori look great...