Kachori, Kachori stuffed with Moong Dal, Khasta Kachori

Khasta Kachori

Khasta Kachori as the name reveals is a crisp and flaky snack loved by all. A spicy filling with lots of fennel and dry mango powder gives a punch to these kachoris. The filling can be made of moong dal or urad dal. This is eaten on its on or can be made as a chaat using yogurt, sev and chutneys. Kachori Chaat is a delicious savoury dish.

Yield: 20 to 25 pieces
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour approx

Ingredients for Khasta Kachori

For the Dough
2 cups maida (All purpose flour)
¼ cup oil
½ tsp salt
Water as required

For the filling
1/2 cup moong dal soaked for 2 hours
3 tablespoon oil
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp hing (asafoetida)
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp coriander seeds coarsely pounded
1 tbsp sauf coarsely pounded (fennel seed)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp roasted jeera powder (cumin)
1 tsp dried amchur (mango powder)
Salt to taste

Directions for Khasta Kachori

The dough

  • Combine maida oil and salt. Rub with your finger  tips. Make a semi soft dough using water. Cover with wet cloth and rest for 20 minutes.

Filling

  • Grind the moong dal in a blender to a coarse mixture without using any water.
  • Heat oil in a  non-stick pan . Through in the bay leaves followed by asafoetida.
  • Add moong dal mixture,  ginger-green chilli paste and saute on medium heat.
  • When the dal mix starts to dry add all the dry masalas.
  • Cook till the moong dal is lightly browned, while stirring continuously.
  • Set aside to cool.

How to proceed – Khasta Kachori

  • Knead the dough and divide into 12 portions. Make balls.
  • Now flatten the ball  with help of your fingers or roll into a very small poori.
  • Now place 1 tsp full of stuffing in the centre and close from all sides to made like a ball again.
  • Flatten the ball and roll lightly to a round shape.
  • Heat oil on a medium heat and fry kachori in batch of 5 to 6. When  puffs up
  • reduce the heat and fry till golden brown.
  • Drain on a kitchen towel. Like wise prepare the rest.
  • Flaky moong dal kachoris are ready to be served.
  • Serve with green coriander chutney or Imli chutney.

Khasta Kachori

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