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
- Wheat flour-3/4cup
- Fine semolina-1/4cup
- Salt- to taste
- Olive oil-2-3tbsp
- Carom seeds-1tsp
- Green mung dal- 1/2 cup
- Brown lentil-a handful
- Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
- Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
- Chilli powder-1tsp
- Minced ginger-1/2tsp
- Minced garlic-2cloves
- Salt- to taste
- Olive oil/butter – To spread.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Filling can be personalised as per the taste.
Posted on November 8, 2015, in Indian, Starters and tagged Baked Indian snacks, baked kachori, baked snacks/appetizer, green gram kachori, Indian healthy snacks, Indian Street food, kochori chaat, party healthy snacks, street foods. Bookmark the permalink. 76 Comments.