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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pyaaj Kachori/ Onion Stuffed Snack With Tamarind-Date Chutney

                                                                         
                     
Now a days it is raining very regularly in Bangalore especially in the evening. The temperature automatically decreases and we feel to munch on something crispy. So keeping in view of the approaching monsoon, I am posting a snack which will surely lift up your spirits in a dull and gloomy evening when the rain is lashing at the window panes. Hope you enjoy this snack as much as I have.



Ingredients:
2 cups All purpose flour
1/4 cup Oil/ghee (I've used ghee)
Pinch of salt
Water for kneading


For Filling:
4 Onions, finely chopped
2 tsp Coriander seeds
5-6 Garlic pods, finely chopped
1"inch Ginger, finely chopped
3-4 Green chillies
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 tsp Onion seeds
1 tsp Mango powder (amchor)
1 tbsp Bengal gram (besan)
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Method:
In a bowl, combine flour, ghee, salt with water and knead well to make a soft and smooth dough. For better results knead the dough for 10-12 minutes. Cover and keep the dough aside for 1/2 hour. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts  and cover those balls with a damp cloth to retain the moisture.


To prepare the Filling:
Heat oil in a pan and add hing, onion seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, green chillies, garlic, ginger and fry for a minute. Add onions and saute till light brown. Add gram flour, chopped coriander leaves, red chilli powder, mango powder and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is absolutely dry. Switch off the heat and let this mix cool.


To prepare the Kachoris:
Put flour on your hands and roll out the small balls into a 2" inch diameter round shape. Then slightly give it a bowl shape. Fill the center with 2 tsp onion mixture. 
                                                                                  


Then gather the edges and seal. 
                                                                           
Now again roll out the filled kachoris with light hand by ensuring  the filling doesn't ooze out. 
                                                                                
Make 2-3 kachoris in batches and deep fry in medium temperature oil. Within few minutes the kachoris will swell then flip it over. Fry till both the sides are golden brown. Remove from oil and let these kachoris cool for a minute. Serve these kachoris with Tamarind-Date chutney and enjoy this hot snack. Later these kachoris can be stored in an air tight container for a week.


                                                               


User Comments & Tips:


  • First heat oil in high flame then lower the flame for evenly fried kachoris. You can check if the oil is at right temperature, by pinching a very small dough and dropping it in the oil. Ideally it should rise up slowly.
  • Never fry the kachoris in piping hot oil otherwise the outer crust will be cooked quickly and inside will remain uncooked. 
                                    
Tamarind-Date Chutney:

Ingredients:
150 gms Tamarind (without seeds)
100 gms Dates
10 gms Jaggery
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp Cumin seeds (roast & grind to powder)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Red chilly powder

Method:
Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup water for more than 1 hour. In another bowl soak the seedless dates in 1/2 cup water for an hour. Now mash the tamarind water to get the pulp. On the other hand make the pulp of dates in a blender and mix well with tamarind pulp. Add water, jaggery, salt, chilly powder and boil the liquid for 15 minutes. Check the consistency, if you like it little watery then remove from heat. Otherwise for thick consistency let this cook for another 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and add cumin powder and stir well. Let this cool and then it can be stored and use later as and when needed.


                                                                           
     

63 comments:

  1. Amazing kachori...want it right away

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  2. Woww.. So tempting and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  3. Loved it....perfect looking...perfect tasting kachori's.....monsoon aaye ya nahi....this recipe rocks.....that date chutney compliments the kachori....while writing this my mouth is watering thinking of the taste....thank u for inviting me to taste these hot kachoris and bhaji's.....

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  4. wow.........i feel like grabbing the whole plate.......really yummy........

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  5. Mmmm ....I really want to taste these kachoris now! Very nice filling and looks crispy too. And the chutney sounds so good! Yummy clicks!!! I'm so jealous of your nice weather, it's very hot here!

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  6. yummmmmyyyyyyyyyy .... luks so delicioussssss..... Amrita

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  7. I love this kachori too ..we get in Chennai in Samosa style ....looks so tempting

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  8. @ Biny: Shall I parcel ;-)?

    Shama: thanks for liking these kachoris

    @Hari: Thank you dear for your lovely words

    @Lubna: I was looking forward to have your verdict here ;-) It was my pleasure dear...Thanks .

    Thank you Cook from DOha and Amrita for your valuable comments.

    @Ambreen: Yeah Rain God is kind enough to us :-)

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  9. Wow,yummy yummy kachori,love to grab that plate.Delicious n tasty snack...

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  10. Wah!! kachhori and chutney made me drool.. ready for a tempting chaat..

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  11. Awesome and perfect kachoris . well explained

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  12. Rain or no rain, your pics are making me drool here...Yummy filling.

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  13. I love pyaz samosa more dan the aloo waala and I prefer kachori 2 samosa...so this is definitely a treat to me dear...looks superb n yumm!!
    I envy Lubna for tasting all these munchies hah!!!
    I hope u invite me when I come 2 blore this time to treat all these munchies..:)

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  14. Wish it rains here. so hot and humid I feel so sick. is it by any chance also called as khasta kachori or is that different. Was planning to make these during this weekend. thanks for sharing.

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  15. OMG ~ These stuffed kachoris look so gorgeous Deepa!!! You have got me drooling gal!One tempting platter you have there.
    US Masala

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  16. Rain is a welcome break in summer... your kachori looks so neatly done and a perfect snack for rainy evenings with tea..
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    Event: Serve It-Chilled

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  17. fantastic one. Tempting me very much and filling with onions sounds interesting and the pictures makes me drool

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  18. drooling over your pics Deepa, never tried pyaj kachori this way, infact I always tend to have pyaji or fritters, loved it
    Sukanya

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  19. Kachoris are so tempting..looks fantastic dear.

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  20. Dear Deepa
    Thats awesome...the filling is just too good. I shall make the filling 1st and heat with rice and lot of ghee and green chilis. The top cover I will make separately. I take note of the ratio of Maida and ghee.
    Have a nice week
    Ghosh kaku

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  21. wowo that looks really delicious..yumm with the tamarind chutney..

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  22. Kachoris look awesome!!! Lucky you.....here i am waiting for thr rains!!!

    Will definitely savour these on a wet weekend!!

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  23. perfect snakc when it raining outside right!

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  24. Awesome yaar!!! what a lovely idea

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  25. yummy kachoris !! looks very tempting..

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  26. Thank you everyone for your valuable words

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  27. Perfect and crispy tea time snack..

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  28. I can eat them in one sitting looks delicious love this kachori and chuteny.

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  29. Garam chai with these kachori's is what I would love to have on any day...you have made these perfectly deepa..I am so jealous...god is showering rain in your part of the world and for us it's like sitting in hot oven. Enjoy the rains.

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  30. fabulous kachories delicious with tamarind chutney

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  31. Mouthwatering here, crispy kachories looks super delicious and irresistible..

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  32. Woow Deepa, these crispy kachoris r looking sooo delicious and fabulous...:)

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  33. OMG!! i used to love these..this was always a post work day treat!! Very tempting deepa

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  34. Kachori is my moms fav dish. Now i am missing both my mom and them. You made me to remember my mom. Lovely seems they r very crispy and tasty.

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  35. Absolutely love them, beautifully presented dear :)

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  36. This snack is totally new to me Deeps..Looks tasty and wonderfull

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  37. This snack is totally new to me Deeps..Looks tasty and wonderfull

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  38. My husband love these kachories. Drooling over them.Show and TEll
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  39. Hey deepa!
    Bongs make kachoris the best!! loved the recie and the chutney goes like hand in glove with it!!
    yup like u said!!it's a perfect invite for the monsoons :P

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  40. Lovely kachoris perfect to munch on by sitting near the window with a hot cup of tea.

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  41. Kachoris look super delicious love the filling.

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  43. wow !! ur kachoris r making me hungry...simply mouthwatering..luved the flavours in it..yum !

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  44. deepa, just perfect looking kachoris...jive jal asche really, want it make it right away, but no time, have to pack for vacation to kolkata, flying in 2 days, will make them for sure, stuffing ta darun lagche

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  45. Very interesting and tempting one dear. U have so many variety of recipes in ur blog that I love to try. Happily following u.

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  46. Tempting, irresistible & a lip smacking snack :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  47. woww.. slurpy.. wonderful evening snack :)..
    then, i remember one post in ur blog with recipe of hot and sour ve soup.. bt i couldn take it from the archive.. if possible plz send that link to me..

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  48. Wow, I don't mind having this as my lunch! Looks really good! Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!

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  49. Such a perfect and yummy snack perfect for wet season!

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  50. Thank you friends for your valuable words

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  51. Mouthwatering!!! This is one of my favs..I think your tastes and my taste match a lot..every other dish u post is my fav!

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  52. love kachoris.... please pass me some.. yummy!

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  53. Looks awesome,mouthwatering here..

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  54. Pyanj kachori looks fabulous, fluffy, yummy and mouth watering. Perfect for breakfast as well as snacks.

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  55. Yes,love kachoris but being a Bong am partial to the maacher kochori but this vegetarian one looks quite appetizing.

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  56. Peyaaj kachori looks really yumm. Tomar presentation tao khub bhalo hoyechhe.

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  57. Wow,I am wanting one of those very badly now! So tempting and yummy!

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  59. nice food blog...just found this while browsing the net,,,nice pics too...
    however since u say u are from Haridwar, the vegetarian city, kindly post recipes of haridwar type of food.... veggie ofcourse...food that people eat there on a daily basis
    thanks

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  60. wht a snack...never thought of ...its really tasty... thank u so much..

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