01 Chatkharay!: Kachori!

Monday, September 3, 2007


For filling:

Yellow moong dal 1/2 cup

Baisan 1/4 cup

Heeng a pinch

Oil 1 tbsp.

Ajwain 2 tbsp.

Garlic paste 1/4 tsp.

Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp.

Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp.

Turmeric powder 1/8 tsp.

Ginger paste 1 tsp.

Green chilli paste 2 tsp.

Salt to taste

For kachori Dough:

Flour 1 cup

Oil 2 Tbsp.

Baking soda 1/4 tsp.

Salt 1/4 tsp.

Water as required


  • 1. Wash moong dal and soak it in water for 3-4 hours.Deep fry the kachories on medium heat until golden brown.
  • Grind it coarsely using very little water.

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add heeng. Add the coarsely ground dal and saute over medium heat.

  • Add ginger, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, garlic, turmeric powder, kalonji and cook for some more time.

  • When it is thick, add baisan and saute for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Turn

    off the stove.

  • For the dough, in flour add salt, baking soda and oil. Mix well.

  • Knead well adding water as required to a smooth dough.

  • Put it aside for half an hour, covered with wet cloth. Then knead it once again.

  • Make small balls & roll them. Put about 2 tsps of filling in the center.

  • Seal the edges together using a little water and roll into a round ball.

Serve with achar & Khattay Aaloo

Khattay Aaloo:-

Patatoes 250 gms.
Salt to taste.
Red Chillie powder 1 tsp.
Turmeric (Haldi) powder 1/2 tsp.
Kalonji 1/4 tsp.
Methidana 1/4 tsp.
Zeera 1/4 tsp.
Sabit dhania 1/4 tsp.
Tamarind (Imli) 1TBsp.
water 1 Cup.
Oil 1/2 Cup.

  • Cut potatoes in a small cubes.
  • Heat oil. Fry Zeera, add haldi, salt, red chillies, potatoes.
  • Fry little & add all other ingredients.
  • Mix & put in a pressure cooker for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve Hot


markali52 said...

This looks really nice, I hope I can make it correctly. I tried one of the other recipes and that was fine but I spilt a part of it on the radiator and some shorted my portable air conditioning units so it was an expensive meal in the end.

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