Stuffed Dal Kachori


Dal Kachori is a spicy snack popular in India and other parts of South Asia.It is usually a round flattened ball made of Refined flour or whole wheat  flour filled with a stuffing such as Gram flour,different types of Lentils, salt and other spices.it is deep fried or baked.Variations of  Kachori prepared in India such as Onion Kachori,Sweet Kachori ,Dal     Kachoris etc.Served with a chutney made from Tamarind , Mint & Coriander Chutney .Some of  a kachori are served with a curry made with Potatoes Aloo Rassedar.

I am sharing Stuffed Lentil Kachori served as appetizer or snacks

Ingredients for stuffing
Bengal Gram(Channa Dal) 1 cup
(Soaked & Grind)
Ginger-chilli paste 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 2 tsp
Coriander 4 tsp
Asafoetida( Hing) a pinch
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
Black salt to taste(optional)
Dry Mango powder(amchur) 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Green coriander leaves finely chopped
Oil 2 tsp for cooking
Oil for deep frying
for Dough
Whole wheat flour 2 cup
Oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water for kneading
Make a dough using above mentioned ingredients ,Cover with wet towel . neither too soft nor too hard & keep aside
Method
For stuffing
Grind dal in a mixer -grinder.Take a pan heat oil add asafoetida,ginger-chilli paste & cook till raw aroma goes.now add all dry spices except salt,garam masala.cook on a med-low heat to prevent burning.saute 2-3 min.add grind channa dal & cook on med- low flame .once it started leaving side & become like a dough.turn off heat add salt,garam masala & green coriander leaves.mix properly adjust spices as per own taste bud.
Heat oil in a deep pan for frying.Divide atta dough stuff channa dal .close properly.now flatten between palm or using rolling pin.depp fry all stuffed Kachoris
Serve with Green Chutney & tamarind Chutney .

 

 

 

 

Onion & Cabbage Pakora


Pakora  is a fried snack or a fritter.Originally from India & across South Asia especially in India & its Neighbouring country.It is  a mix of finely Sliced  onions & shredded cabbage  green chillies, and Indian spices mixed in gram flour. It is rolled into small balls ,Flatten on fingers and deep-fried in hot oil. These pakoras are very crisp on the outside and medium soft to crisp inside

Pakoras are created by taking one or two ingredients, such as onion, eggplant, potato, spinach, paneer, cauliflower, or chili pepper & Served with Chutney Mint & Coriander Chutney or tomato ketchup.

Ingredients

1 cup besan

Cabbage -1/4 cup

onion -1 big size

Green chilli -1-2 (as per taste)

Salt to taste

Chilli powder-1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Coriander powder-1/2 tbsp

Cumin powder 1 tsp

Black pepper powder to taste

Oil for frying

Water if required

Method

Wash & cut cabbage & onion.finely chopped green chillies.In a big bowl add all ingredients mix properly using hand& check seasoning .Heat oil in a Kadai drop pakoda batter and deep fry them.Put on paper towel to remove excessive oil.Serve with Chutney .

Tips:- if needed then only add water,as onion & cabbage leaves water when we add salt.Pakora batter will become runny .