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We are thankful to Qudsia Soomar as Kachoris recipe is published by Den of Delights, from FOOD RECIPE CONTEST.
- Ingredients for Crust:
- All purpose Flour (plain flour or maida) 1 cup
- Salt 1/4 teaspoon
- Oil 2 tablespoons
- Chilled water i spoon more or less 1/4 cup
- Ingredients for Filling:
- Yellow moong dal 1/4 cup
- Coarsely Grinded Fennel Seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon
- Coarsely Grinded Coriander Seeds (dhania) 1 teaspoon
- Red Chilly Flakes 1 teaspoon
- Ginger powder 1/4 teaspoon
- Mango powder (amchoor) 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt (adjust to your taste) 1/2 teaspoon
- Oil 1 tablespoon
- Water 2 tablespoons
- Oil to deep fry
Mix the flour, salt and oil. Add the chilled water slowly, mixing with your fingers as you pour.
Do not knead the dough. The dough should be soft. Cover the dough and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes.
Grind the moong dal dry until it almost becomes a powder.
Mix 1 tablespoon of oil and dal powder in a frying pan and roast on medium heat for about two to three minutes or dal changes color lightly, stirring constantly.
Turn off the heat. Add all the spices and mix it well and let the mixture cool off.
Add two tablespoons of warm water and mix it well.
Let it sit for ten minutes and cover with demp cloth.
Now Divide the dough in twelve equal parts. Take one part of the dough and with your fingers flatten the edges and make into 3-inch circle. Leaving center little thicker then edges around.
Mold the dough into a cup and place 1 teaspoon of filling in the center. Pull the edges of the dough to wrap the dal filling. Repeat with the rest.
Let the filled ball sit for 3 to 4 minutes before rolling.
Set the kachoris on a surface with the seams facing up. Using the base of your palm, slowly flatten them into about 3 inch circle.
Heat about 1 1/2 inche of oil in a frying pan on medium heat. To check if oil is ready put a little piece of dough in the oil, it should sizzle and come up slow.
Fry them on medium-low heat. After they start to puff, slowly turn them over.
Fry until golden-brown on both sides. If the kachoris are fried on high heat, they will be soft and will not be crispy.