Moong Dal Kachori 

Recipe Prepared By

Smt Jhansi Lakshmi

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Kachori is a spicy snack that originated from Uttar Pradesh. It is a round flattened ball made of fine flour with a stuffing of yellow moong dal mixture, besan flour, black pepper, red chilly powder and other spices. Mrs.Jhansi kneaded the dough with wheat flour and maida (all purpose flour) instead of using full maida. Here are the step by step instructions.

Soaking time: 2 hours
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Main ingredient: Green gram
Course: Snack
Yield: 10-12 Kachori's
1 Bowl measurement: 250ml

 
Ingredients

For outer layer (dough)

Maida or all purpose flour: 1 Bowl

 

Wheat flour (godhuma pindi): 1 bowl

 

Clarified butter (ghee): 1/4 Cup

 

Salt: 1/2 tbsp

 
For stuffing

Green gram (yellow moong dal, pesarapappu): 1/2 bowl

 

Curry leaves: Few

 

Cumin seeds (jeelakarra): 1/2 tbsp

 

Fennel seeds (somp, saunf): 1/2 tbsp

 

Amchur powder: 1/2 tbsp

 

Turmeric powder (pasupu): 1/4 tbsp

 

Red chilly powder (kaaram): 1/4 tbsp

 

Salt: As required

 

Roasted bengal gram powder or flour: 1 tbsp

 

Coriander powder (dhaniyala podi): 1/2 tbsp

Green chilly sauce: 1/2 tbsp

Oil: To fry





Procedure

Soak moong dal for 2 hours

 

Step 1: In a mixing bowl, add maida, wheat flour, salt and warm ghee. Mix well

 

Step 2: Add sufficient water at a time and knead the dough to the softness of chapathi dough. Don't knead the dough too much

 

Cover the dough with wet cloth and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes




Procedure for stuffing (let the flame stay in medium)

Step 1: Pre-heat the pan and add 3-4 tbsp oil in it. When oil is sufficiently hot, add fennel seeds and cumin seeds. Saute for 30 seconds

 

Step 2: Add and saute curry leaves for 30 seconds

 

Step 3: Add soaked moong dal and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes

 

Step 4: Add chilly sauce and turmeric powder to it. Add little water and saute for 2 minutes


 

Step 5: Add coriander powder and red chilly powder. Saute for a minute

 

Step 6: Add required salt and saute for a minute

Turn off the flame

 

Step 7: Add amchur powder and roasted bengal gram flour to it and mix well

Let it cool down to room temperature




Procedure of making kachori

Step 1: Take lemon size dough and roll it, giving it a round shape. Flatten it with the help of stick or fingers, giving it a bowl shape

 

Step 2: Fill 1 tbsp of stuffing in it

 

Step 3: Lift from all the sides for sealing and roll the stuffed ball with fingers gently into thick kachori

 

Likewise prepare all kachori's

 

Step 5: Preheat oil in a kadai or pan for frying. Slowly leave the prepared Kachoris in medium hot oil. Place as many kachoris as possible in the kadai at a time.
Keep the flame low and medium, to get crunchy kachoris

 

Flip the side when kachoris turn fluffy and slightly brown

 

Keep flipping the kachoris till they turn into golden brown colour. Remove them with slotted spoon and place on oil absorbing paper

 

Hot and crunchy moong dal kachoris are ready to serve with hot coffee :)







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