Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Garlic Kachori(Spicy Small Golden Balls) to keep the Vampires away!

My daughter really wanted to see New Moon on DVD in her Easter holidays,but because we were both afraid of the vampires in the movie we decided that I would make these garlic kachoris to keep us safe..;0)!!lol...and we really kept them away... years ago I had these Garlic Kachori in Leicester(from london around 99 miles north) at our relatives house...Since then I always wanted to make it myself.  So many times I didn't suceed, past one or two years I'm doing ok with kachories! Making kachori is time consuming, so I don't make very often..maybe once a year!!! The small golden balls filled with Tuvar (Lilva) mixture are very tasty and can serve as perfect appetizers or a snack for a pot-luck party .


"Kachori or Kachauri or " Kachodi" is a spicy snack popular in various parts India and Pakistan including Uttar Pradesh , Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Punjab region in India and Punjab region of Pakistan


A kachori served in New Delhi, IndiaKachoris of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are extremely well known and popular. It is supposed to have originated in one of these states.

In Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh it is usually a round flattened ball made of fine flour filled with a stuffing of baked mixture of yellow moong dal or Urad Dal (crushed and washed horse beans), besan (crushed and washed gram flour), black pepper, red chili powder, salt and other spices.

Additionally in Rajasthan, the Pyaaz ki Kachori (Onion Kachori) is very famous.

In Gujarat, it is usually a round ball made of flour and dough filled with a stuffing of yellow moong dal, black pepper, red chili powder, and ginger paste.

In Delhi it is often served as a chaat. Also delhi's has another kind of kachori called as 'Khasta kachori' or 'Raj Kachori'.

A variant includes sweet upwas (fast) kachori, made with potato, coconut, and sugar. Kachoris are often served with a chutney, often made from tamarind, mint, or coriander.

Some of the variants popular in North India includes a version similar to the Rajasthan version accompanied with a curry made of potatoes and varied spices or even chana (chole), similar to one served in chole bhature
(Source: wikipedia)

You will need:-(Stuffing)
  • 1 cup frozen pigeon peas
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 tbsp garlic, ginger and green chilli paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • pinch asafoetida
  • 1 tsp seasame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp dry coconut powder
  • Dry mango pwder or lemon juice(according to your taste)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp cumin and coriander seeds powder
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds(crushed)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • More oil to fry
You will need;-(pastry)
  • 1/2 cup Plain flour
  • 1/2 cup Chappati flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Water to knead dough......Mix all the ingredients and make a semi stiff dough.  Leave a side to rest for half an hour. 
Method:-
Defrost pigeon peas and green peas.  Now Grind coarsley in a grinder.  In a haevy bottom pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and asafoetida.  After spultter add peas and cook for 6-7 minutes on a very low heat.  Now add all the masala and seasonings.  let it cook further about 5-6 minutes.  Switch of the heat and let it cool.Now divide the dough into small portions, and roll into a small circle. put a large spoonful of the filling into the center, then fold the dough over the filling to form a ball and seal the edges with a peak at the top. You can grease your palms a little and roll the ball between them to form an even ball if that's easier. Repeat for all the kachoris.   Now heat oil in a wok and deep fry 3-4 kachoris at a time over medium-to high heat till they are golden brown in color. Serve hot with Green Chutney or Tamarind chutney. I served with both..Enjoy as much as my family did!!




Also I am taking break  from bloggywood..about two weeks, not going on holiday, still here.... I shall meet U all again with all new recipes and new event.. Yeehaaaaa! Till we meet again, take care all!!! Forget me Not..;0))!!

64 comments:

  1. Hi! First, have a good break...we will not forget you! The kachoris look like something that my kids would absolutely love to have ready for an after school snack. Teens come home so hungry! I think I can try this one! What exactly is chappiti flour? I'll probably need to sibstitute for that. Peace, Stephanie

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  2. YUm Yum... Wonderul. Garlic and peas nice combo.

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  3. Dear Jagruti
    How are you? I am very irregular these days , missing out many dishes. will catch up soon
    This is so wonderful Kachori...I love Kachori...but this one has special flavour I can smell that ..will try certainly
    Happy cooking

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  4. Kachori looks awesome.Great clicks...

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  5. Sounds delicilous kachories..nice color too

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  6. Wow these katchoris look delicious and would go perfect with my masala tea.I think we should meet up you bring the katchoris and I shall provide the tea.lolz!!!

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  7. Awesome and perfect kachori,Looks crispy and delicious........

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  8. Lolz, so u guys watched out the movie with ur garlic kachoris..haha thats so funny, btw i do need some kachoris rite now..can u send me some..:)

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  9. Looks fabulous, dear.It indeed looks like a perfect party snack. And hey, New moon doesn't have any scary vampire scenes. Go ahead and watch it.

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  10. The kochori looks so tempting..and the chatnies too....thanks for sharing the dish...

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  11. looks so delicious, Jagruti! your garlic kachoris are making me crave kachoris so much.. yummy.

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  12. tempting and delicious kachoris.Keep some for me I am coming over.

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  13. hey these look superb..love the filling..looks so tasty and I am sure it doesn't last for long (since its too tasty, it will get over within minutes.)

    enjoy your break..will wait for more great dishes when you will be back..

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  14. Tempting kachori...looks so gud..am big fan of these but dont make them :(....interesting reading the fact abt kachori ..enjoy your break dear

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  15. Perfect Kachoris....Loved the detailed intro on Kachoris...I never tried them...Should give a try soon...Have a wonderful vacation !!

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  16. Nice combo and looks yummy!

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  17. I have never tried this before. They look so good, I'm making some for my next party.

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  18. tempting kachoris! Mine have never come out very well.. am inspired to try again.. enjoy your break! No one is going to forget you.. Looking forward to more new recipes after your break..Cheers

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  19. Yummy Kachodi's Jagruti!! Have a Good Break!!!

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  20. Superb, mouth watering kachoris. Click looks very good. Enjoyed the intro :):)Would miss u during the break, do not extend beyond the two weeks :):)

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  21. Cute and delicious kachori...

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  22. Ohhh Jagruti, i love lilva kachori.... and i miss it here, back home we make that using green tuver but i havent seen tuver here so now i make them with green peas.
    I so so love them.... drooling over these pictures... hehe

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  23. Tempting kachori..perfect snack for pot-luck party.....have a nice break...we will not forget you...waiting for your new recipes....

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  24. this is a yummy way to get rid of vampires..lol enjoy ur break!!

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  25. Kachoris looks perfect and crispy...garlic kachoris sounds very tempting....looks very delicious :)

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  26. jagruti enjoy your break!!the kachoris look yum:)

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  27. Hey...looks super yummy. Please adopt me.. I will get to eat the quick savory evryday...

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  28. i can imagine the flavors of this kachori...and i am really drooling over this...

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  29. Super kachori Jagruti..i m hungry now :(

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  30. looks delecious dear. Me too, stayed away from visiting blogs becoz of office work...Have a wonderful break.

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  31. Hey Jagruti,

    mane ek plate kachori parcel karis ??? Kachori mast lage chhe!!!

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  32. yumm yumm kachori looks yummy , always wanted to make them.

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  33. loved ur vampire story :-D yummy looking kachoris!

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  34. heyy jagruti ;)
    wow, you made them at home
    my friend once took me to try these at the shop and they tasted great
    i would love to make these at home and then show my friend :)
    haha keep the vampires away-- great movie if i say so myself

    have a great break and look forward to when you return

    enjoy

    lovexx

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  35. Olá, amiga!
    Voltei para ver as novidades...
    Hummmmmmm! Receita deliciosa!
    Um ótimo fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Itabira - Brasil

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  36. love the garlic kachoris...they look perfect...have a good break...i was wondering ki jagruti ka koi naya post nahin dekha!!

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  37. your kachoris look absolutely mouth watering. Absolutely delicious!

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  38. These delightful kachoris look so good! They must be really tasty too.

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  39. I'm craving for some kachoris now at the oddest time (now it is 12:00am here)!

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  40. Very yummy kachoris.Missed your latest recipes.Have good time during your break and be in good health.

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  41. hha love the vampire line! These look great!

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  42. I love these balls. What a colour. They look delicious!

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  43. Kachori looks yummy...I have tried it only in restaurants..your write up about keeping vampires away was great !!!!

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  44. Garlic kachori looks crispy, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

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  45. Hey Jagruti!
    Yummy!
    Some quick fix dishes for bachelors????
    Ha ha ha

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  46. Hello,, I love this looks so wonderful and mouth watering:-) i just want to finish every thing...

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  47. wow..awesome n perfect kachori/..,new to me..looks yummy n crispy...bookmarked...will try out soon....

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  48. Jagruti,

    Kachori looks really good

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  49. These are definitely a perfect snack! LOoks mouthwatering.

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  50. Hi,

    Shared some awards with you do collect it from by blog.

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  51. jagruthi
    how r u doing..
    the kachori looks so delicious .once we bought the frozen one from indian store.we liked the taste never treid it at home..the garlic version looks so yummy..nice pic too
    thanks for sharing

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  52. OMG i love kachoris..and now after seeing those yummy pics..i want to have it now:)

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  53. Absolutely stunning !!This is one thing that most of the north Indian's have daily !! Even i have 1 or so on regular basis !! Fantastic stuff !!Great show !

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  54. Hi
    Thanks a ton! Its an honor to recieive the token of love. You made my day. I will never forget this.
    Sorry I could not attend the event, as you know I am in Pune.Soon I will join you all.
    All the best for next event.

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  55. Delicious kachoris jags,can u send some? Apt for the evenings with a cup of tea.Enjoy your break dear.

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  56. I thought it was a new post tha tis why i cmae when i saw in fb, but i am glad you shared in FB as this looks so so yummy. For a while we are not having fied food but after that i am sure gonna try this. Looks so so yummy. I just have to look what frozen pigeon peas is.

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  57. wow !!! yummy and tempting !! wondering whats Pigeon pea? can we bake them instead of frying? maybe add little oil to the flour.

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  58. @Aarthy...pigeon peas are very similar to normal green Peas...easily available in Indian stores...yes you can bake them but if you trying first time fry them :)

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