Besani Kachori with Aalo Sabji

Kachori is the most famous Indian street food.. especially in North India places like UP, Delhi, Rajasthan etc..

Recipe Type: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

Cuisine: North Indian

Being a foody girl from Aligarh (U.P), I also love street food and “Kachori” is the most tempting one. Even people there in Aligarh start their day with Kachori along with Aalo Sabji. So, it was an obvious choice for me to start my first post on blog with my favorite and native food:)

The kachori that I have made is stuffed with besan but a lot of variations can be given to stuffing.. It can be stuffed with onion, moong daal, peas, mix-vegetables, potatoes too…This besani kachori and aalo sabji can be served with raita and salad..

Making kachori at home is not at all an arduous task but yeahh it does require few important points. This recipe is particularly good, as apart from the green chilies you don’t need to chop anything.. and it is also no onion-garlic recipe.. Do try my recipe and I am absolutely convinced that this delicious kachori and sabji will drive you crazy to munch on them more and more.  So guys, save the time and make it for Sunday mouth watering breakfast.. Let’s get it started on how to do it..

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Kachori : Ingredients:

For covering:
2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
2 cups wheat flour 
2 tbsp ghee or oil
1/2 tsp salt
water for kneading
oil for frying
For filling: 
1/2 cup besan (gram-flour)
1/2 tsp amchoor powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp crushed ginger
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
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Method: In a large bowl mix both flours, salt and ghee. Start mixing using your fingers, add little warm water and knead it to a stiff dough. Cover with a damped cloth and keep it aside for 30 minutes. After resting the dough give it a good knead. Divide the dough into equal balls (around 3 inches of diameter).

Sieve the besan in a bowl and add all the ingredients for filling in it and mix well. Take a ball and roll out with rolling pin in round shape. It should not be thin. Place one tea-spoon of the filling in the center of the diskette. Close the edges properly with your fingers and shape it to a small ball and roll it out again. Repeat the remaining ball with the filling.

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Once the oil is just little hot (don’t heat the oil too much) drop kachori and fry them until they are golden brown from both sides.

Don’t cover pan while frying kachori’s. Take out the kachori and place them on absorbent paper.

Tadaaaaaa.. Here are the hot and delicious kachoriii..

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Aaloo Sabji:

Ingredients: 
6 medium size boiled potatoes
2 medium size tomatoes 
1 inch piece of ginger finely chopped 
2-3 green chilies finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1/2 tsp black peeper powder
1 tsp cumin seeds 
1 tsp amchoor poweder 
1 tsp garam masala 
1 tsp coriander power 
1 pinch heeng (asafoetida)
salt as required
3 tbsp oil 
2 cups water
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Method: Boil the potatoes till they are very well cooked and can be easily mashed. Peel and lightly mash the potatoes and keep aside.

Heat oil in a deep bottom pan and crackle the cumin seeds first.  As soon as, cumin seeds start spluttering add chopped green chilies and ginger. Stir the mixture till the raw aroma of the ginger goes away.

Switch off the flame and add the spices powder one by one. Heeng, coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder. When they are mixed together. Keep the pan on fire again and add crushed tomatoes. Cover the pan for 3-5 minutes till the mixture turns to red color and oil starts leaving at the end of pan.

Now, add mashed potatoes and stir well, pour two cups of water. Bringing the mixture to boil and add garam masala, amchoor powder and chat masala. Let it cook at low flame for 10-12 minutes till all the flavors from the spices have well blended in the sabji. Occasionally stir it to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan. Check the taste and add more of the red-chilli powder or amchoor powder or salt as per taste. Garnish the sabji with chopped coriander leaves. This sabji goes perfectly with Besan kachori.

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Hope you liked this tradition touch of my city… It’s a must try for everyone:)

Love,  <3

Chayani

 

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