Split Bengal Gram Mini Kachoris With Chutney

Ingredients:-For the filling.

  1. Split Bengal Gram – 300 gms.
  2. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  7. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Fennel Seed Powder -1 tsp.
  9. Raisin – According to need.

For the kachoris:-

  1. Wheat Flour-400gms.
  2. Water-As needed.
  3. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.
  4. Baking Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Salt – According to need.

STEPS

DSC00998Step 1

To make the dough take the wheat flour in a big bowl and add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to it. Next, add the baking powder and salt and using water knead it into a slightly stiff dough.

DSC00995Step 2

To make the filling take the split Bengal gram in a pressure cooker and cook it till half done. Take it out in a strainer and keep aside.

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Now take a kadhai and add the vegetable oil to it. Add the cumin and when it browns add the asafoetida, a bit generously. Now add the salt, coriander powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, fennel powder and fry it for two minutes. When it starts to change color, add the boiled but firm dal to it along with raisins and mix all well. Let it cool. You can add some coriander leaves but it is optional.

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Now to make the kachoris make even sized balls out of the dough and round it up. Now make a hole in it and fill as much filling as can go inside it. Seal it up well. And to make them mini in size don’t use the rolling pin to flatten it, rather do so by your fingers and palm. Heat some vegetable oil well and then drop these kachoris in it and fry them till crisp and light browned. Take them out on a tissue paper. Drain out the extra oil.

Step 5

Our mini kachoris are now ready to serve. To do so place them on a plate and serve them with any chutney or dip of your choice, here I have done so using some dry mango powder or amchoor chutney and some coconut chutney.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback and have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!