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matar ki kachori

Matar Ki Kachori/Green Peas Kachori

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Flaky and Crispy Matar Ki Kachori recipe with Fresh/Frozen Green peas and Whole Wheat Flour for festivals and special occasions. Best Khasta Matar ki Kachori recipe.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 Kachori

Equipment

  • Heavy Bottomed Kadhai
  • Grinder for Peas
  • Rolling Pin
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Ladle
  • Motar and Pestle

Ingredients
  

For Pastry or Outer Covering

  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ tsp Ajwain/Caraway Seeds
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ Cup Oil/Desi Ghee
  • ½ Cup Water for Kneading or as required
  • Oil for Frying

For Spicy Peas Filling

  • 1 Cup Fresh Green Peas can use frozen also
  • 2 tbsp Chickpea Flour optional
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1" Ginger Piece
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp Hing/Asafetida
  • 1 tsp Amchoor Powder/Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Kachori Masala
  • 2 tsp Any good plant based Oil I use Mustard Oil
  • Salt to taste

For Kachori Masala/Spice Mix

  • 2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Fennel Seeds

Instructions
 

Make Dough for Outer Covering

  • In a mixing bowl add Whole Wheat Flour/Atta, Ajwain, salt and mix.
    2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour, ¼ tsp Ajwain/Caraway Seeds, 1 tsp Salt
  • Add oil to four and rub nicely with fingers, till flour mix is of breadcrumbs consistency.
    ¼ Cup Oil/Desi Ghee
  • Knead to soft dough adding cold water little by little.
    ½ Cup Water for Kneading
  • Keep dough aside for 20 mins.

Make Kachori Masala

  • Dry roast all the spices under kadhai masala and then coarsely grind. You can use coffee grinder/mixer or crush by rolling pin.
    2 tbsp Cumin Seeds, 2 tbsp Fennel Seeds, 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds

For Filling/Stuffing

  • Wash peas nicely and then grind to a coarse paste with ginger and green chillies.
    1 Cup Fresh Green Peas, 1-2 Green Chillies, 1" Ginger Piece
  • In a pan or kadhai, add oil, then add cumin seeds, hing.
    1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera, 1/4 tsp Hing/Asafetida, 2 tsp Any good plant based Oil
  • Add the coarse paste of ginger and green chillies.
  • Next add kachori masala, red chilli powder, amchur/dry mango powder and salt.
    1 tsp Amchoor Powder/Dry Mango Powder, 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder, Salt to taste, 2 tbsp Kachori Masala
  • Add coarsely grind peas.
  • Mix well and cook peas 2-3 mins.
  • Add chickpea flour and roast the pea and flour mix, till it gives aroma(nutty aroma of chickpea flour)
    2 tbsp Chickpea Flour
  • Take off the heat and let it cool completely before filling in kachori.

Make Kachori

  • Divide the dough into tennis ball sized equal portions.
  • Roll each portion in a small circular disc of about 2.5" diameter. Refer video recipe.
  • Keep spoonful of filling in middle of rolled dough, then get together the sides, seal the dough tightly, remove extra dough.
  • Do not over stuff Kachoris.
  • Gently roll without putting any pressure, else fulling will come out of the dough.
  • Likewise repeat for all the portions. Keep rest of the rolled kachoris covered with a damp kitchen cloth ,else outer covering will dry out.
  • Meanwhile. heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan/kadhai.
    Oil for Frying
  • Check if the oil is hot enough to cook kachori. Put a small portion of dough in hot oil. Add kachori if it rises slowly to the top,
  • Add rolled kachoris to hot oil(as much as can fit in) and fry on medium low flame till light brown from both sides.
  • Take out an keep on a paper kitchen towel, to drain excess oil.
  • Serve hot with Aloo ki Subzi or chutney of your choice.

Air Fryer/Oven Method

  • Follow the same steps for making dough, stuffing and filling the stuffing in kachori.
  • Then brush with oil and air fry or bake in a preheated oven at 350 ºF or 180°C and air fry/bake for 10 mins.

Video

Notes

Please note in the video, ignore the amount of oil mentioned 1/2 Cup. Take only 1/4 cup oil. That's a typo, apologies for inconvenience.
Keyword Khasta Matar Ki Kachori, Recipes with Green Peas
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