March 01, 2013

Green Peas Kachori With Dum Aloo

Hi Friends,

This is a traditional Bengali delicacy . Deep fried puris stuffed with the mild sweetness of green peas and  a spicy dum aloo is really a heavenly combo. I tried this yesterday for lunch and amazed at the taste .This turned a big hit at my house . Do try this yummy combo and I am sure you all will love this ….




I have prepared this for SNC 5 . And I thank Sanoli for this wonderful challenge . 'South vs North Challenge' is the brain-child of Divya Pramil of  You too can cook Indian Food. This event started and organised by our lovely friend Divya Pramil. A great going event where  two teams challenge each other with their authentic regional recipes. Thanks to Divya for this great idea!To be a part of this group check here.  I am linking this to Sonali’s  space.



Ingredients For Green Peas Kachori:


For Filling:


Green Peas – 1 cup

Green Chillies – 2

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 1/2  tsp

Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


For Kachoris:


All Purpose Flour (maida) -  1 cup

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Oil - 2 tbsp + For Deep Frying




How to make filling with Green Peas:


Grind green peas along with 2 green chillies to a coarse paste. If needed add few drops of water while grinding.And set aside.



Heat 1 tbsp clarified butter in a pan or wok. Add asafoetida and ginger paste and fry for a min.



Now add grounded green peas in it. Fold for a minute.



Now add cumin powder, sugar and salt to it and give a good mix..



Keep stirring continuously and let all the excess water evaporates from the  green peas mixture.When the mixture is almost getting dry, remove it from heat. Filling is ready now, keep it aside.



How to make Kachoris:


Add maida , salt and 2 tbsp oil in a large bowl.Knead it nicely by adding water in it to make a smooth dough.(Take care not to make the dough sticky .If so add some more flour to correcr it)  . Make equal sized balls from the dough.

Dust the rolling space with some flour and place a flour ball on it. Flat it with a rolling pin to thick circles.



Place a small ball of green peas filling in the middle of the flattened pooris . Then seal the edges and make a ball again.



Flatten gently and make thick pooris ( Make sure not to press so hard then the filling may come out ).

Repeat the same to the remaining dough balls.



Heat enough oil in  wok and fry the kachoris one by one.When the oil turns hot  gently slide in the prepared pooris, after 2 minutes turn to other side.  When the pooris turn golden on both sides remove from flame using a slotted ladle drain excess oil and set aside.


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Ingredients  For  Dum  Aloo :


Baby Potatoes – 500 gms

Green Peas – a handful

Green Chillies  - 1 , chopped

Tomato – 1  , chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Ginger paste – 1 tsp

Coriander powder– 1 tsp

Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 1/4 tsp

Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander Leaves  -  few finely chopped

Sour Curd  - 1/2 cup (thick)

Salt to taste


For Tempering


Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp

Bay Leaf – 1

Oil – 4 tbsp


Preparation of Dum Aloo


Clean the  baby potatoes with lots of water.Pressure cook potatoes, till it  gets tendered .Peel  the skin of the potatoes and set aside (I diced them as I found a bit bigger).



Heat oil in a wok. Add potato, fry till it turn into golden. Place it in a paper towel to remove excess oil.



In the same wok  add bay leaf, asafoetida, cumin seeds and fennel seeds and fry for few seconds.



Add ginger paste and green chillies and fry for a min.



Now add green peas in it. Fry for 2 minutes.



Add chopped tomato and mix well.



Add turmeric, red chilli , corriander , cumin  and garam masala powders and salt and  give it a mix.



Fold nicely for another 4-5 minutes till oil seperates from spices ( keep in low medium heat to avoid burning ).



Add sugar and fried potatoes and coat the potatoes well with the masala for another 2-3 minutes on medium heat.




Add sour curd now. Fold for another 2 minutes, followed by adding 1/2 cup water in it.



Cook for another 4 minutes.Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame .

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100_4387                        Delicious Kachori With Spicy Combo From Authentic Bengali Cuisine

Notes :

Increase or decrease the spiciness up to your taste.


Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, very interesting recipes. Your this green pea snack look interesting and mouth watering . The potato look delicious too.
Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead,regards.

virunthu unna vaanga said...

very yummy kachori akka... well made...

Julie said...

delicious n healthy combo,yumm:)
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meena said...

looks yum

Ruxana Gafoor said...

lovely combo..

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear

Unknown said...

Super delicious kachori and dum aloo, i think our kachoris look similar :) hope u enjoyed relishing them

Priya Suresh said...

Dont tortue me again, i love to grab that whole plate and having rite now, fantastic challenge na.

Swathi said...

Delicious green peas kachori and dum aloo

divya said...

Looks fab ....so yum and beautiful

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

loved the spicy dum aloo !

Shobana Navamani said...

yummy dish

Unknown said...

loved the clicks

Divya A said...

Wow well made Tamil and well explained with good step by step clicks :) Hope you are doing good :)

gayathri said...

lovely dish...nice clicks...

Shabbu said...

Looks delicious...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

good & healthy recipe
Tasty Appetite

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zareena said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. Looks yummmm....

kala said...

wowwwww yummyyyyy

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Unknown said...

very well done rasi. nice clicks too

Biny's Recipes said...

wow sasi....gud one...both the recipes are superb dear

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