Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Green Peas Kachori With Spicy Dum Aloo / Peas Kachori & Dum Aloo

I am happy to be a part of SNC / South Vs North Challenge Event, brainchild of Divya Pramil. SNC has completed a successful year and as a Celebration of SNC Anniversary, Divya announced a lovely giveaway at her space. If anyone interested to know about the giveaway please hop on to her space and do join in the Anniversary Celebration.
Last Month itself Divya suggested to try any of the 24 recipes ie 12 recipes challenged by South Team Members and 12 recipes challenged by North Team members. But I couldn't do it last month  and happy that Divya extended the Anniversary Celebration post to this month as well. So here's my post for the Celebration of this great Event. As i joined this just six months back so i have more choice of recipes to try. Of it I tried Green Peas Kachori With Spicy Dum Aloo challenged by Sanoli. This is one yummy combo and my kids loved it a lot. I enjoyed cooking this recipes and thank you Sanoli for this wonderful recipes. I slightly tweaked the peas filling to my taste. Now off to the recipes..
For Green Peas Kachori  Preparation Time : 10 + 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 25 minutes 
Makes  8 kachoris (6" kachoris)
Ingredients
For Kachoris
  1. All purpose flour / Maida 1 cup
  2. Salt   to taste
  3. Oil    For deep frying  + 1 tbsp
For Filling
  1. Fresh green peas  1 Cup 
  2. Green chillies  2
  3. Ginger    1" piece
  4. Cilantro    6 stems(use leaves leaves & tender stems alone)
  5. Roasted cumin powder   1/4 tsp
  6. Asafoetida/Hing  a generous pinch
  7. Turmeric powder    a pinch
  8. Garam masala powder     1/4 tsp
  9. Salt   to taste
  10. Oil    2 -3 tsp
  11. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp

Method
  • In a blender, take cilantro, ginger & green chilli and blend it to a coarse paste without using water.
  • Then microwave peas with enough water for 2 minutes and then drain water and blend the peas to a coarse paste and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds allow to splutter  and then add ground chilli-ginger-cilantro and saute for a minute.
  • After that add ground pea and stir fry for a minute.
  • And then add cumin powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until the moisture dries.
  • That's it..Peas filling ready allow to cool completely before stuffing.
  • How to make Peas Kachori
  • Combine all purpose flour (maida), salt and 1 tbsp oil in a large bowl. Mix flour well with the oil then add water and knead it to a soft and smooth dough.
  • Now divide the dough into 8 equal balls and divide the peas stuffing also.
  • Dust a rolling board with flour and Place one ball on it and roll it to 3" flat disc and keep one peas filling and then seal the edges using the sides and make a ball again. 
And now roll it to thick poori and don't give much pressure and roll it gently.
Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry, till it gets heated do repeat the procedure and make stuffed poori and keep ready.
  • Once oil gets heated, gently slide in the prepared pooris, after 2 minutes turn the poori and press the poori slightly using a slotted ladle. This will help the poori puff up beautifully. Then when the pooris turn golden on both sides remove from flame using a slotted ladle drain excess oil and set aside.
  • That's it Green Peas Kachori. Serve hot with Dum Aloo.

For Dum Aloo
Preparation Time : 15 minutes Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Serves
Ingredients
  1. Baby potatoes  10 no.s
  2. Fresh green peas    1/4 cup ( i used frozen peas)
  3. Tomato    1 no.(chopped)
  4. Ginger, finely chopped  1/4 tsp
  5. Green chilli    1 no. (finely chopped)
  6. Sour curd       1/2 cup (beaten)
  7. Kashmiri Red Chilli powder     1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander powder    1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin powder     1/4 tsp
  10. Garam masala     1/4 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder   a pinch
  12. Asafoetida        a pinch
  13. Kasoori Methi    1 tsp (optional)
  14. Coriander leaves  Few 
  15. Salt   to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil    1-2 tbsp + 2 tsp
  2. Cumin seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds 1/4 tsp
  4. Bay leaf     1 no. 
Method
  • Wash and Boil the potatoes and peel the skin. Then heat 2 tsp oil in a skillet, fry these potatoes till they turn slightly golden brown. Then remove from the pan keep aside.
  • Then heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add the fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and fry for a minute or two. Then add asafoetida peas and stir fry for a minute.
  • After that tomatoes, grated ginger, green chillies and fry for 2-3 minutes or until tomato turn soft.
  • To this add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, and garam masala and mix well and let it cook for few minutes till oil starts seperate on the sides.
  • Then add the potatoes, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • And then add beaten yogurt mix well and add water to get the required consistency and enough salt, stir well and bring it to boil and reduce to simmer for few minutes and then turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve it with Green Peas Kachori or Naan or any flat bread.

Notes:
I partially cooked peas in microwave for 2 minutes but its optional you can directly grind the peas and use it in the recipe.
For kachoris, after adding oil to the flour combine it well with oil and add water and knead it.
The dough should be soft and stiff like poori dough.
The oil should be hot (but not smoking hot) and after frying a kachori leave the oil to heat for 1-2 minutes then add the next one.


27 comments:

  1. loved the combo. also first time seeing coloured potato !

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  2. wow fabulous pea kachori and dum aloo :) they are making me drool here !!! awesome food styling and clicks :)

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  3. Vahrehvah ;) kachori looks so superb, perfectly made :) one awesome post... love the clicks and the bg

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  4. gr8 lovely clicks.. yet to try this.. :)

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  5. green peas kachori and dum aloo looks tempting and yummy. Beautiful presentation.

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  6. Delicious combo of kachori and dum aloo...looks very tempting Sangee

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  7. oh looks so yum... fantastic pics as well...

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  8. Wowww... perfectly made kachoris.. these looks so gorgeous and tempting.. thanks for the wonderful recipes :D

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  9. Wow, do delicious and what a coincidence, I too have a kachori recipe on my blog today...:)

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  10. Drooling all over the pics..................very delicious and mouthwatering preparation!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. drooling staring at the pics of 2 mouth watering yummies.. a rare combo..

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  12. Love both the recipes and such beautiful and tempting clicks. Bookmarked to try later.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Green peas kachori looks so good and very beautifully made, love the dum aloo you made both of them beautifully paired Sangeetha...

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  14. Omg... very tempting and delicious kachori with dum aloo aks... one of my most favorite kachori...

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  15. looks awesome n mouthwatering......wonderful clicks..

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  16. very detailed post n perfect sangee!!!

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  17. Looks so good Sangeetha! Would love to crab what's in the last pic!

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  18. Your blog makes ladies life easier, daily go to your blog and prepare the receipe for the day.
    Appreciate your step-by-step pictures and method. Made this potato curry today. Thank You.
    All your receipes are great.

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    1. Thanks for your kind appreciation. Glad that you liked my recipes, keep trying and don't forget to share your feedback. Thanks again!

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  19. Wonderfully done Sangee. Thanks for those lovely words. This combo is my fav too.

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  20. very nice.. i love the way you have explained :)

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  21. Peas Kachori looks awesome! I also love dum aloo. Loved the clicks.

    Shobha

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  22. cant stop drooling here.... wat a killer combo na... am hungry now Sangee, i want some kachori with dum aloo now..

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