Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Peas Kachori with Dum Aloo

SNC Challenge - 5
Peas Kachori with Dum Aloo
Green Peas Kachori with North Indian style spicy Dum Aloo (Baby Potato) is a traditional and seasonal,  Bengali delicacy.
 This month SNC - 5 February 2013  Challenge is Bengali Breakfast Recipe Peas  Kachori with Dum Aloo

Challenge for Northteam - Peas Kachori with Dum Aloo  Sanoli from  Sanali's Kitchen

Challenge for Southteam - Pal kozukkattai - Tamil form Tamil's Kitchen





GREEN PEAS KACHORI WITH SPICY DAM ALOO -  SNC CHALLENGE # 5
INGREDIENTS FOR GREEN PEAS KACHORI:For Filling:4 Cups Green Peas
4 Green Chillies ( 2 large)
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp roasted Cumin seeds (powdered)
1 tbsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
Salt to taste







For Kachoris:
3 Cup All Purpose Flour (maida)
1/2 tsp Salt
4 tbsps Oil + Oil for Deep Frying
METHOD:
How to make filling with Green Peas:
Grind green peas along with 4 green chillies. Add few drops of water while grinding.
Grind peas to make a coarse paste, not very smooth. Set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp clarified butter in a pan or wok. Add asafoetida in it.
Now add pounded green peas in it. Fold for a minute.
Put ginger paste in it. Mix nicely.
Now add roasted cumin powder, sugar and salt in it.
Keep stirring continuously and let all the excess water evaporates from the pounded green peas mixture.
When the mixture is almost getting dry, remove it from heat. Filling is ready now, keep it aside.

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How to make Kachoris:
Combine all purpose flour (maida), salt and 4 tbsps oil in a large bowl.
Knead it nicely by adding little water in it to make a smooth dough.
Now make 25 equal small balls from the dough and divide the green filling in 25 equal parts.
Grease a rolling board with 2-3 drops of oil. Place a flour ball on it.
Flat it with a rolling pin to make a circle of approximately 3" diameter.
Place a portion of green peas filling on the middle of the flour circle.
Cover it with flour dough.
Carefully seal it from all edges. Close it well.
Make a round ball again.
Stuff other flour balls with fillings same way like this.
With a rolling pin flatten a stuffed ball 4" wide pressing very gently and give a shape into a kachori. Be careful, filling should not come out.
Flatten all stuffed balls and give a shape into kachoris.
Heat enough oil in a wok for deep frying, till smoky. Add kachori in it. Flip when one side is golden, fry both sides till it done. Drain oil and keep aside.
Continue the process for remaining kachoris.     







I prepared  masala with  two types of Dum Aloo
One is of the same method other one is Like Baji
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INGREDIENTS FOR DAM ALOO WITH BABY POTATOES:

750 gm Baby Potatoes ( here I used normal small potato)
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1 Bay leaf
Handful of Green Peas
3-4 Green Chillies (chopped) – ( green chilly large 2)
1 large Tomato (chopped)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
2 tsps Ginger paste  - ( 1 ½ tspn)
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Sugar (for flavour)
1/2 tsp freshly grounded Garam Masala
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves (cilantro)
3/4 cup Sour Curd / Plain Yogurt (thick)
4 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste





HOW TO MAKE DuM ALOO:
Wash baby potatoes nicely. Drain water from it.

Pressure cook potatoes, till it tendered (I cooked upto 3 whistles).
Peel potatoes and set aside.
Heat oil in a wok. Add potato, fry till it turn into golden. Drain oil, keep fried potatoes aside.
Temper with bay leaf, asafoetida, cumin seeds and fennel seeds in the same oil. Saute for 30-40 seconds.
Now add green peas in it. Fry for 2 minutes.
Add chopped tomato and green chillies in it. Mix well.
Put all dry spices, ginger paste and salt in it. Fold nicely for another 4-5 minutes till oil seperates from spices.
Add sugar and fried potatoes in it. Mix well for another 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
Add sour curd now. Fold for another 2 minutes, followed by adding 1/2 cup water in it.
Cook for another 4 minutes. 
Add coriander leaves and switch off the heat now.
Serve hot Green Peas Kachori with spicy Dum Aloo.
We enjoyed this peas kachori
 
 






 
 
SNC - 2 (November 2012) - Gulab Jamoon
SNC -3 (December 2012) - Misal Pav
SNC -4 (January 2013) - Ghewar with Kesar Rabdi
SNC - 5 (February 2013) - Peas Kachori with Dum Aloo
Thanks Sonali for Learning this Kachori recipe. And thanks to Divya for conducting this Event.






 

 
 








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25 comments:

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

yummy and perfectly done sis:)

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Looks yummy.

Meena Selvakumaran said...

love the heart shaped katchori.looks yummy

Divya Pramil said...

Super akka well made and very detailed explanation :) Loved the heart shaped kachori!! Semaya panirukinga :)

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

well made akka , love your heart kachoris......

Kalpana Sareesh said...

superbly made...

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! aahaa kachori heart super & delicious dum aloo..

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious akka

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Lip smacking & super delicious!!!

divya said...

looks soo tempting n yummy

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Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Very well done Akka! Love the heart shaped one :) Perfect for the month!

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Wow....yummy kachori and dum aloo. Hope you enjoyed this North Indian dish. One thing I must say, I am Sanoli, not Sonali. If possible please correct the spell of my name.

Maha Gadde said...

healthy and yummy

Sangeetha Priya said...

super ka, perfectly done :-)

Shylaashree said...

great work and heart shaped one is the highlight. yummy
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Janani said...

lovely presentation.heart shape looks perfect loving the dish.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

well made n cute heart shaped kachori...

Chandrani said...

Perfect and yummy dish.


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Saranya Balaji said...

love the heart shaped kachori...well done sis...

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