Moong daal Khasta Kachori
Khasta Moong Daal kachori-Fried flaky puff pastries stuffed with soaked and ground Moong daal with few basic Indian spices
For Making the Dough
- 350 gms Refined flour/ Maida
- 1/2 cup Cooking oil/ghee
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Salt
For The Stuffing
- 3/4 cup Yellow Lentil/ Moong Daal
- 2 tbsp Cooking oil
- 2 Green Chilies
- 2 tsp Ginger/ Adrak
- 2 tbsp Mint Leaves chopped
- 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander
- 2.5 tsp Fennel seeds/ Saunf crushed
- 2 tsp Coriander seeds Crushed
- 1 tsp Cumin/ Jeera
- 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
- 2.5 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala
- 1.5 tsp Mango Powder
- To Taste Salt
To Make the stuffing
Wash and soak moong daal in enough water for an hour.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add fennel seeds,corinader seeds and cumin seeds.When seeds start crackling add asafoetida and chopped green chilies.
Now drain all the water from the soaked moong daal and add in the pan and saute for few seconds.
Add approx a cup of water and salt,mix and cover and cook the daal on low heat till done(soft and fully cooked)
Now add rest of spices,ginger and mix well , mash slightly while mixing.Add chopped mint and coriander leaves and remove the pan from the flame.
Wait till the mixture comes to room temperature.
Take a wide bowl and add refined flour,baking powder and salt.mix
Add cooking oil and lemon juice and rub and mix well. Add cold water and make a soft dough.
Cover and rest the dough for approx .20 minutes. Now make equal size balls from the dough
Roll the dough ball slightly and stuff with equal portion of daal mixture. Close the ball properly by gathering all the sides together.
Dust the stuffed ball with dried flour and roll slightly to make a medium thick disc/kachori.
How To Fry
Heat cooking oil in a wide and deep pan and slide the kachori gently in the pan and fry on medium to low heat.
When it get puffed from one side then turn the side . Fry till they become crisp and get a nice golden colour on both the sides.
Drain on a paper napkin when done.
Serve hot with aloo ki sabzi, kaddu ki sabzi or with chutney of your choice