Kachori is a flat round shaped snack mostly made with plain white flour and filled with different fillings eg. Pulses, vegetables or chicken. This snack is originated from South Asia and is very popular in Pakistan, India and other South Asian countries.
In Pakistan, the demand for Kachories increases in the month of Ramadan, as it is one of the most important item of Iftar.
Mostly the Kachori is made with plain white flour. But since white flour is not good for health, I decided to make kachories with Whole wheat flour. I have also added smaolina which is my secret ingredient for Kachoies, be it flour kachories or wheat kachories. Samolina makes the Kachories rise while frying and also helps making them crispy. I hope you will like the recipe
FOR KACHORI DOUGH
Wheat Flour 3 cups
Roasted Cumin (Zeera) 1 TBL sp
Roasted carom seeds (Ajwain) 1/2 tbsp
Salt 2 tsp (or according to taste)
Samolina 3/4 cup
Ghee 1/8 cup
Water As required for kneading
METHOD FOR KACHORI DOUGH
- In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients with the help of spoon or hand.
- Add ghee and rub it in the flour mixture.
- Add water little by little till it forms a hard dough.
- Set a side the dough for an hour.
FOR DAAL FILLING
Chana Daal (Split Bengal Gram) 2 cups Saoked over night and boiled till very soft
Salt 2 tsp
Roasted Cumin 3/4 tbsp
Tamarin paste 1/8 cup
Red Chili powder 2 tsp
Red Chili Flakes 1/2 tbsp
Chaat Masala 1 tb sp
- Squeeze the Chana daal in strain so that there is no water in the filling.
- Add all the ingredients and mix together.
TO MAKE KACHORI
- Make small balls from the dough.
- Roll out each one of them in to flat round shape like chapati.
- Fill each chapati with 1 1/2 tbsp of filling in the center.
- Form a kachori from the dough.
- If you want to Freeze the Kachori for future use you can do it right away.
FRYING THE KACHORI:
Oil For deep frying
- Heat oil in a pan at medium heat.
- Place your kachories in hot oil and fry each side for 2 to 3 mins or until its golden brown and crispy. Make sure that your Kachori is properly cooked from inside so that there is no uncooked flour smell when you eat the kachori.
Quick Chatni for Kachori
Quick recipe for chatni or Raita served with Kachori … Blend together the following:
1/2 kg (500gms) Yogurt
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Chaat Masala
1/2 tsp Roasted cumin (bhunna zeera)
1/8 cup Mint
1 small Onion
Serving Idea: You can make a hole in the center of the Kachori and pour yogurt mixture add some chaat masala and tamarind sauce and enjoy 🙂
Try this recipe and don’t forget to give your feedback. If you make any variation do let us know. We will try that and will publish on our blog with your name. If you are confused about any step or you have any questions about the recipe feel free to ask via comment box. 🙂