Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cholay ki Kachori/Chick pea kachori with Raita

a diffrent item for Eid nashta or lovely snack for Iftar... recipe courtesy Maeda Rahat.... with few of my own addition... 

for dough:

all purpose flour 1 cup
clarified butter (ghee)/oil 3 tbsp
salt 3/4 tsp (to taste)
water for kneading 

for filling:
chick peas (cholay) 1 cup boiled 
cumin powder 1 tsp
coriander powder 1 tsp

yogurt dip (Raita) - for serving 
yogurt 1/2 cup
minced garlic 1/4 tsp
salt 1/2 tsp
red chili powder 1/4 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp

first make dough... in mixing bowl add flour, salt, ghee and knead it with water 

leave it for at least 1 hr to rest 

make filling... first coarsely mash boiled chick peas... add cumin powder and coriander... add 3 -4 tbsp water... mix and cook till water dries

transfer in bowl... and cool completely

then, make small balls out of the dough

roll in round shape

put around a tablespoon of filling in middle

and start holding the edges in the middle... having falls downwards

gather all falls in the middle

 twist and turn

repeat the same process with remaining dough and filling

deep fry them in hot oil till golden from all sides

for yogurt dip: whip yogurt with garlic, salt, red chili powder and cumin powder

transfer in serving bowl.... and garnish with cumin powder

serve kachoris's with raita and enjoy :)

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