Hi friends in peak winter season Matar ki kachouri is a crisp deep-fried pastry filled with spiced gree peas filling which is prepared in collaboration with green garlic leaves ,ginger,and green chillies and some spices…
In winters, these peas kachori are a nice warm and yummy breakfast or a mid brunch or evening snack. Served hot with some spicy coriander chutney and sweet dates chutney,imli chutney and whatever sauce you want with a cup of ginger tea this is a food lover’s delight.
Ingredient for Matar ki Kachauri:
1 cup all purpose flour , you can also use whole wheat flour or both the flours in half-half ratio i prefer whole wheat flour for this as it is healthy
1 tablespoon oil or ghee, i used ghee
¼ cup warm water
¼ teaspoon salt or add as required
for matar kachauri stuffing
1 cup peas, fresh or frozen(i prefer fresh one)
¼ teaspoon red chili powder(optional)
1 teaspoon green chili-ginger-garlic paste or crushed or minced green chili & ginger – use about ½ inch of ginger and ½ or 1 green chili and 8-10 clove of garlic then crush them in a mortar & pestle.
4-5 green garlic leaves finely chopped(this gives great taste to it if not available you can skip it but personally i never skip this)
¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
¼ teaspoon kalaunji (onion seeds)
1/4 teaspoon ajwain
pinch of hing (asafoetida) (mandatory as matar is a big cause of gastric)
salt as required
2/3 cup oil
Matar kachauri Recipe
Mix the flour, salt , oil and with help of water kneed a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside.