Kachori is one of the popular breads here in India, which is stuffed fried bread. Kachori is a famous street snack as well as mark a prominent presence in festive menu too. it tastes too delicious with other curries like Peas-potatoes curry or cauliflower-potato- curry. Channa kachori is different from Khasta kachori .It is fillied with Kabuli channa and potatoes. It is a delicious and spicy Indian snack, perfect for breakfast, appetizer or tea time snack. It is like a pastry filled with moong dal and spices, very easy to make comfort food. It is also a kid’s friendly snack.
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Cuisine: North Indian
Recipe Type: Snacks
For the outer layer
For the Filling
1. Soak Kabuli channa for 6-8 hrs. Grind it to a semi dry paste without adding water or a little bit to ease grinding. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20-30 minutes. Add 1 tsp of salt & 1 tbsp. of oil/clarified butter in flour and mix it in whole flour to form crumbling mixture. Add water as needed to form smooth dough.
2. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and again. When they start sizzle, put asafetida, green chillies, ginger and garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, amchur, red chilli powder, and garam masala powder.
3. Now add the ground channa mixture and a bit of salt, mix well and fry for 7-10 minutes. Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool off. Fill one tsp of filling at the center and start enveloping from all sides/ edges to form a dumpling sort of structure, remove extra dough and seal the opening with pinch.
4. Flatten and press with your palms very carefully so that filling doesn’t spill out with sealed opening. Repeat these steps for the rest of the dough. Heat oil in a frying pan on low-medium heat. Add the kachoris and fry them until golden-brown on both sides
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Put in kachori to the pan (ensure fry one by one or only two together, overcrowding may not cook them thoroughly).
Heat oil for deep frying. Deep fry on low flame. Once a side turns golden brown, flip to brown other side too.
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