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Kachori - Stuffed Balls - Indian

Kachori is a super dish from Indian cuisine and it is very popular in India. This dish is very easy to prepare and Kachori can be a treat to your taste buds. Watch how Bhavana prepares Kachori in this step by step video.
Ingredients
For the kachori layer
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Gram flour 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Semolina 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For dusting)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the filling
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Shredded coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Poppy seeds 2 Tablespoon (Khas khas)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Use as per taste)
  Cumin powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Cashews 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Frozen or fresh green peas may be used)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar/Regular sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Sev/Breadcrumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a bowl and combine together all purpose flour, gram flour and salt well.
2. In the food processor, blend water and oil till it turns milky.
3. Blend in the all purpose flour mixture a little at a time. You can also add semolina which would make the kachori layer crispy.
4. Take out the dough from the food processor and knead it softly for a minute and let it rest covered for 10 minutes.
To prepare the filling:
5. Heat a pan, add a tablespoon of oil, add the shredded coconut flakes, sesame seeds, poppy seeds (khas khas), salt, cumin powder stir and let it brown slightly.
5. Add the ginger, garlic and green chili paste and cashew nuts. Stir on a low heat.
6. Add the green peas (mattar), stir to cook slightly and then add the raisins and stir for a minute or two and turn off the heat.
7. Add the sugar and fresh lime juice. Mix all the ingredients well.
8. Take a food processor and add the prepared mixture, process it for 10 seconds and then add the cilantro and process again till you get a coarse mixture.
9. Add the sev/gathiya into the mixture and process again to blend well.
10. Remove the mixture in to a pan and let it cool. Then, using your hands take small portions of the filling mixture and make small round balls and set aside.
11. While the dough is resting, small portions of the filling can be taken and made into small balls and kept aside.

MAKING
12. Using a roller pin, roll out the dough into flat round and place the filling ball in the middle. Close the ball with the dough and pinch off the excessive dough. Mold into a smooth round ball again sealing cracks if any.
13. Heat oil for frying in a pan and deep fry the kachoris. Drain into a paper towel to remove the excess oil.

SERVING
14. Serve the kachoris with any chutney or dip of your choice.

TIPS
If you are kneading the dough using your hand, then add oil to the flour, mix well and then gradually add water to knead into a soft dough.

Things You Will Need
1. Food processor

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
Rakhi
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Flour
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
8
If you're in the mood to have an Indian snack then do try out this recipe. Kachori is a very popular snack in India. It is very easy to prepare and Kachori can be a treat to your taste buds. Watch the video as chef bhavna removes the hot kachoris from the pan. You can serve it with chutney. Check out the video for the detailed recipe.

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