Kachoris whether stuffed with daal or onions are relished by all. It’s an ideal accompaniment to your evening cup of tea or coffee. However we find it laborious to make it at home and always purchase from the nearest Sweet shop. It’s an art to make crispy kachori’s.Often Kachoris turn out soggy and unappealing. This step by step recipe has been tried and tasted for perfect crispy daal Kachoris. I bet your family will love these much more than the ones purchased from the shops. Try it out this weekend!
Preparation Time : 1 hour
Soaking Time : 1 hour
Serves : 4-6 persons
Makes : 10-12 Kachoris
For the dough :
Refined flour / Maida : 2 cups
Salt : 1/4 teaspoon
Refined oil : 5 tablespoons
Water as required
For the filling :
Split Green Gram / Mug daal : 1/2 cup
Gram flour / Besan : 3 tablespoons
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Green Chili : 1
Coriander / Dhania powder : 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala : 1 teaspoon
Dry Mango / Amchur Powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin / Jeera seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
Fennel seeds / Saunf : 1/4 teaspoon
Salt as per taste
Refined oil : 3 tablespoons
Refined oil as required for deep frying
You can use the filling as it is or if you want you can just grind it for 30 seconds in a grinder to get a rough powdered filling.
Now to make the kachori’s,knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. Divide it into 10-12 equal portions. Take a portion in your hand, gently flatten it with your fingers. Place a teaspoon of the moong dal filling and press the edges gently to seal the kachori’s. Make a round flat ball and keep aside to rest. Similarly make the other Kachoris.
Let the stuffed Kachoris rest for 5-10 minutes.
Heat oil in a kadhai or deep bottom pan. Take a stuffed ball, press between your palms gently to flatten it.
Now slowly drop in the kachori’s by one and deep fry on medium heat till golden brown. Drain excess oil in a kitchen towel. *Remember to fry on medium heat. If you fry on full flame then the outside of the kachori’s will get colour but the inside will remain raw.
Your Kachoris are ready to be served with tamarind chutney or tomato sauce!
Perfect snacks to be served with a cup of tea or coffee!