koraishutir kochuri / peas kachori and aloo dum
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian bengali
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Serves: 15
 
Koraishutir kachori or peas kachoriis highly addictive breakfast from India whereby deep fried puffed dough are stuffed with sweet and spicy mashed pea mixture and served with its better half known as aloo dum
Ingredients
  • Green peas: 2cup
  • Refined Flour: 3cups
  • Green Chilies: 2
  • Ginger: 1" piece
  • Coriander leaves (chopped): 2tbsp
  • Asafoetida /hing : a pinch
  • Cumin seeds (coarsely ground): 1tsp
  • Peppercorns (freshly ground): 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil: 4-5tbsp (to deep fry)
Instructions
To prepare the pea filling
  1. Rinse the green peas in cold water and grind them coarsely in a mixer with a pinch of salt.
  2. Finely chop the green chilies, peel the ginger and chop it too.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan; add asafoetida, green chilies, ginger, coarsely ground cumin seeds, freshly ground peppercorns.
  4. Saute it for a minute and add the green peas.
  5. Mix it well, let it fry on low heat for couple of minutes till the aroma comes and the rawness of the peas disappear.
  6. Stir in the chopped cilantro and take off from the heat and keep it aside.
To prepare the dough
  1. Knead the refined flour with 2tbsp oil, salt and enough water (lukewarm) to make soft and pliable dough.
  2. Cover the dough with kitchen towel and let it rest for 10 minute.
  3. Divide the dough into equal portions and make small balls of the dough, flatten slightly and stuff a teaspoon of the green pea’s mixture.
  4. Shape it into ball and roll into 3" discs.
  5. Heat oil and fry each kachori till crisp and golden.
  6. Oil should be sufficiently hot and to test it, pinch a peppercorn sized dough and throw it into the oil, if it rises to the top in few seconds, then the oil is sufficiently heated.
  7. Serve the hot green peas kachori with dum aloo or your choice of chutneys and pickles.
Recipe by saffronstreaks at https://saffronstreaks.com/recipes/koraishutir-kochuri-and-aloo-dum/