Sunday 18 March 2007

Green Peas Kachori & A Prize Preview

A different take on kachoris this time....I made it with green peas, instead of Tuver Lilva or Moong Daal.Why? Because I am ALL out of Tuver Lilvas, and will have to wait to get them from Toronto next month...and I really am not fond of Kachoris made with tried these with Green peas instead.

This is one of the simplest recipes to's my version:


For the Filling:
2 cups - green peas, fresh or frozen.
1-3 large jalapeƱos - chopped
1 medium piece ginger- chopped
1 tbsp- garam masala,
1 tbsp- coarsely ground Fennel,
Salt, Sugar, lemon Juice to taste.
Olive oil , asafoetida to temper the filling.

For the covering:
1 cup - all purpose flour, salt, oil or ghee, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp- Sooji, water to bind the dough.

Make a semi-stiff dough by adding all the ingredients to the flour. Set aside.

TIP: Adding sooji and lemon juice will make the Kachoris crisp.

In a wide pan, heat some oil. Add asafoetida. When it sizzles, add the peas. Add some water to the peas, cover and let cook for 5-6 minutes. Add the seasonings, masalas, and let cook further until you can coarsely mash the peas. Use a potato masher to get the best results. Once it looks cooked, have a taste. Cool and set aside.

To fill the kachoris: Roll out small puris from the dough. Put a small amount of the cooled filling in the center of the dough, leaving enough space for it to be rolled up. Bring up the sides of the dough towards the filling and form a little basket. Pinch off the ends, pat into shape and set aside. Make all the kachoris in the same manner, just be sure to cover them with a slightly damp towel so that they don't dry out.

Deep fry on Medium-Low heat to make them crispy. For a healthier version, you can bake them, like Jai and Bee did when they made Gughras..have a look at that recipe.

TIP: Frying them on too high of a heat will make them brown very quickly,making you think it's crispy,but they will turn soggy later on....not fun to eat!
Serve hot with some chutney and tea....enjoy. This is also my contribution to Sushma of the beautiful blog SunKiran for her monthly cooking TIP-ology event!

For the Spring-Fling 2007 contest: Here is ONE of the many prizes to be won : There are plenty more...but I thought I'd give everyone a sneak peek:

The album "Dancing Waters" by Pt. ShivKumar Sharma and Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasiya
Flute and Santoor amalgamation at its best.

More Prize previews coming in later posts.


musical said...

Champion ji, Namaste. Yaar, you keep posting the crispiest, yummiest snacks :). its high time for me to get into farsan mood.....been ages since i made kachoris and this might be just the right does of inspiration. i much prefer the "green" kachoris like the ones you posted here, rather than the ones filled with sookha mixes.....

BTW, Mom used to tell me about this yummy snack she loved during her college days in Vadodara (MSU). There was a shop that made Atte ka samosas, served with dahi ki chutney, and the same shop apprently had dahi-kachori combo too. Try it, topped with hot and sweet chuntneys, its the yummiest treat ever.

Mandira said...

This looks so delicious. My mom made green peas kachori as special treats growing up. :)

musical said...


The dough for Atte ka samosa has whole wheat flour, salt to taste, ajwain, lal mirchi and a pinch of haldi. Knead the dough like you do for regular samosas/poori like consistency. The filling would have boiled, mashed potatoes and vatana, chopped green mirchi, coriander and salt-add to it spluttered mustard, a lil' hing and sauted ginger. Punju take on the filling has anardana, hari mirchi, dhania, kali mirchi, with matar :).

Anonymous said...

great Kachoris....had some today in fact...but not home made ones...its a great snack with hot masala chai...thanks for great...

bee said...

great recipe and great CD.

Richa said...

if i start driving now, will i reach newfoundland in good time to eat the leftover kachoris??

Anonymous said...

Love these kachoris :)
Some times in thalis they serve them as Farsan, we end up eating this than the other items :)
I like the fennel you put in the filling:)

Vini K said...

Wow,peas kachori looks great.You are one heck of a lady,Trupti.Will have to try it.

Where ,oh where do you get hold of such beautiful artwork,my dear?It is soooo enchanting!

Sharmi said...

hi Trupti,
this is my Kachori dream come true.I Love Kachoris but never knew how to make them. The UP side kachoris are lil diff even in look wise. this one looks so easy and yummy dear.
hmmmm wonder who will get the album amazing gift to give away!! said...

How can I order some of these to be delivered to my house!!!! Trupti, you are a tease...

FH said...

I love Kachories.In Belgaum,I used to buy a huge one which had dry sweet and hot Moong dal.Ah..!!!I miss them so much.Yummy.Thanks for bringing back memories!:))

I hope I will get Arvind to do some cooking,I will try my best T!!!:))

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Kachori looks awesome and delicious..

Thanks for sharing ..

Mishmash ! said...

kachoris...comes second in my list, next to paani puris and urs look sooo yumm....ur family is really lucky to have all these delicious food.

Tempting us with the prize reviews, huh ? I am tempted honestly :)


Bong Mom said...

Love these kachoris.I like the Lilva kachoris too...yummy

Manasi said...

Yummmmmmm! I love kachoris and ur version looks very very nice! M loves peas and I , well.... i do not, but I am gonna make these (with 2 types of fillings) parfect snack @ teatime and nce tip for making the kachori crisp!Thanx dear! And the sneak peek @ the gift is cool! By the by, Rahul Sharma won the poll, right?

swapna susarla said...

Hi Trupti
I tasted peas kachori when i was in Pune.I tried once at home.I like them.looks delicious..

Anonymous said...

This are some great looking Kachoris, I remember it made by my mother with the tuver lilvas, miss them over here though. Not the same when you are eating from some shop. Will pass on this recepie to my wife, hopefully she might give it a try. Thanks for the recepie.


Anonymous said...

Hello Trupti,

First of all thanxs a bunch for contributing such a lovely recipe with a wonderful tip for MCT.

You have so many delicious snack on the table everytime, wish I was your neighbour ..:-)

Kachoori looks Perfect !!!

Also, Congrats Rahul Sharma won the poll :-)

Deepz said...

Hi trupti, I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did. I am married to a gujarati and have always wanted to make some authentic gujarati dishes. Now I know where to look. The kachoris look yummy. Thanks for sharing.

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

I tried your version of Chana-Bateta Curry last weekend, it has come out very well.
I tried to take snaps, becoz of bad was very dark,if i have was over bright...

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Nice kachori trupthi.Love them.Looks cute...

Anonymous said...

Your kachoris looking great Trupti. Yummy :)

Viji said...

Hi Trupti, This Kachori, looks so nice. Will try soon. Like its shape. Viji

Mona said...

mmmmmmm...I'm trying to open my mouth to comment & the saliva keeps flowing at the sight!!
Wow! those look so delicious and crunchy..yumyum!!!

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
Katchori looks like salt version of Modak. Green peas filling looks delicious... Thanks for sharing.

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
Thanks for the tip!! for me it always turn soft after some time.

Anonymous said...

As I sip my tea reading your post, all I want to eat are hot kachoris and I just ordered some to be home delivered from my fav chaat joint and its all becoz of your post.:)

Nice recipe using green peas.

Btw, I don't think I told you earlier that I love santoor.:)

J said...

Its teatime as I read this and your kachoris make me really hungry!! Am wondering what's more tempting, the kachoris or the prize!:)

Deepa Hari said...

Kachoris are yummy and tempting...gud job.

Shilpa said...

Hi Trupti, thanks for your compliments on my date burfi! These kachoris look like a bit of work for something that I'm sure disappears quickly!

I know what you mean about them appearing crispy when frying on excessively high heat! It happens to me often! So now I know! Thanks for sharing the tip!

I've tagged you for a meme, by the way! No obligations, but I think it would be fun to see yours! :)

Seema Bhat said...

Oh boy I missed some of your lovely recipes. Loved this kachori as well. My hostel met used to get it after every visit to her home and it used to just vanish in seconds. Love them

Anonymous said...

Your kachoris make me drool! Have been looking for a recipe for sometime now. Will try this.


Anil P said...

That's a very different look to kachoris than what I'm accustomed to, initially I thought they looked like modaks.

Appetizing indeed.

Unknown said...

Hi Trupti,
Take a look at this.

Sorry This happened to you. The picture is same as yours. This was brought to our notice through Minaben whose pictures were also stolen.
Love Ash

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