Fried Green Pea Stuffed Puffs(Matar ki Khasta Kachori)
Winter is finally here and I’m Loving it !!!
For me, “Winter is the time for good food and warmth…. It is for times enjoyed talking with friends and family besides the fire….It is the time for Home…Pure Bliss !!!
By now, you must have understood, it’s my favorite season. It’s the season of comfort food of soups….piping hot dishes….cakes….tea’s….n so on…Oh My My !
I’m starting my winter food journey with one of our family’s all time favorite comfort food ‘Fried Green Pea Stuffed Puffs (Matar ki Khasta Kachori)‘ . It’s a deep fried dish which is filled with a spicy and almost melt in your mouth green peas filling.
It’s also a very popular dish found in the Northern part of India and In many places, it’s deep fried in clarified butter.
I know you must be thinking “Deep Fried” but yes that’s what comfort food is all about….But still I’m trying to make it slightly healthy by using more of whole wheat flour with a mixture of other ingredients and very less of ghee 😉
The dough and filling can be separately prepared in advance and frozen for about a week in freezer.
Do give it a try, You would love it !!!
Happy Weekend ~
Making The Puff / Khasta Kachori Dough
In a large bowl, add the flours along with semolina, salt and carom seeds. Whisk them together for a
Now add oil to this and mix with hand, till oil is evenly combined with flour and you get a courser texture. (TIP: when the oil is evenly mixed, try binding a handful of mixture and if it forms a ball shape, the mixture is done, if not, then mix for few more minutes and repeat the test)
Now add water and form a smooth and slightly tight dough for a crunchier puffs.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth/kitchen towel and keep aside for atleast 1hour.