Baked Kachoris

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About:

This year again I re-made this recipe with a thought to capture new pic. It is filled with Green Moong Dal. These little gems are delicious and heard to resist, which can be enjoyed as appetizer/snack.

Kachori is a popular Indian appetizer which is flattened ball made up of plain flour with a stuffing baked mixture of yellow moong dal/urad dal, besan or any filling of choice. They are a delicious treat which can be relished on its own with some dip/sauces

Yields: 12-15 Kachoris
Soaking time: 6-8 hours
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

For dough:

  • Wheat flour-3/4cup
  • Fine semolina-1/4cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Olive oil-2-3tbsp
  • Carom seeds-1tsp

For stuffing:

  • GreenΒ mung dal- 1/2 cup
  • Brown lentil-a handful
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Chilli powder-1tsp
  • Minced ginger-1/2tsp
  • Minced garlic-2cloves
  • Honey-2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tsp

For baking:

  • Olive oil/butter – To spread.

Procedure:

For dough:

  • Combine all the ingredients mentioned in a bowl, add water and knead into soft dough
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and cover with a cling film/ wet muslin cloth and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

For stuffing:

  • Wash Green moong dal and brown lentils thoroughly for 2-3 time/until the water runs out clear.
  • Add 2 cups of water and soak 6-8 hours/overnight.
  • After soaking time drain the water from the dal and keep aside.

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  • Boil water in a pot and add in drained mung dal, brown lentils, salt and cook for 12-15 minutes/until cooked but not mushy. (To verify take some dal while cooking and it should be soft enough to squeeze between your fingers)
  • Once cooked drain water completely from the cooked dal.
  • Heat oil in a pan add in fennel seeds, minced ginger,garlic, turmeric powder, red chilli powder mix well and add just a tablespoon of water and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cooked dal,salt, honey mix well and saute on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes/ until the moisture evaporates stirring continuously.
  • Remove from the flame and let it cool.
  • As it cools down place it in the food processor/blender and just crush it to course without adding any water. (it need not be fine just crushed to course will do)

For Kachori:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg C(Fan assisted), line the baking tray and set aside.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into balls
  • Roll each portion to small discs and place a tablespoon of filling
  • Bring the edges together and seal into a round and start arranging on a prepared baking tray
  • Once the tray is full brush the kachoris with some oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping once after 10-12 minutes.

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Serving Suggestion:

Mint Chutney

Mint sauce final

Coriander Dip:

Coriander chutney1

Note:

  • Filling can be personalised as per the taste.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on November 8, 2015, in Indian, Starters and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 76 Comments.

  1. Looks so yum Chitra and baked version feels want more πŸ™‚

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  2. Chitra i think you cook so well.Sorry i have no idea on cooking.otherwise regularly i would have visited your blog.Encouragement from People like you keeps me going when i am not sure i post sensible or good haikus.Thank you so much for all the likes.Gd bless πŸ™‚

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  3. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  4. yummy! the kachoris look very good.

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  5. Yummy and crisp kachoris.. love them.

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  6. healthy kachoris with wheat flour

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  7. Healthy Evening Snacks

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  8. Thanks dear… great idea

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  9. Love this anytime…Healthy version !

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  10. baked kachori…awesome thought…tempted to have it right now!

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  11. Interesting recicpe Chithra…love it

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  12. Healthier way to enjoy this yummy dish…

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  13. Mouthwatering kachories….my favourite☺

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  14. Ooooh I bet they are yummyliscious and look so crispy. .

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  15. I like your new pics – I see more of a dark background in blogs – for now my pics are bright. Not into technology too much but probably need to explore more since I do have an excellent camera.

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    • Am still exploring and trying to learn about photography Aunt Juju… but since winter is approaching -the brightness has completely reduced and so finding it bit tough to capture the brightness… Thanx a lot for your encouraging words and means a lot to me and it boasts me to explore more and more…. πŸ™‚

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  16. This sounds awesome. Baked kachori that too with green moong dhal..very healthy

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  17. Healthy Baked kachori… Love it totally
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  18. Oh, this looks good. Just my style of food too.

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  19. I absolutely love Kachoris. We got them from India few weeks back and i have been missing them ever since i finished them!

    Coriander Dip would be so nice to have alongside!

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  20. Very detailed Recipe!

    But the problem with Kachoris is that because of the absorbed oil, they fill you up and kill the appetite. What would you say is the solution to this problem?

    Shakti

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  21. Wow…Kachauri. Very testy post here. Yammi.

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  22. Dear Chitra, I so enjoy all the wonderful things I learn at your blog! Not only are you a talented chef, you are a marvelous teacher too. Mega hugs my friend. πŸ™‚

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  23. This sounds like a great appetizer!

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  24. Wow wat a healthy form of kachoris☺☺☺

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  25. These look just stunning & must taste heavenly! I will make these tasty treats soon! πŸ™‚ MMMMM!

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  26. Yum, I think I prefer the baked version, looks like a nice crusty dough πŸ™‚

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