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Moong Daal ki Kachori is nothing but a deep fried stuffed snack originating in the Indian Subcontinent. It is stuffed with daal or lentils, onions, potatoes or even mixed vegetables. Generally it was originated to fulfill hunger pangs of a traveller or  a vendor who travelled along the spice route for his business.

Kachoris or these stuffed round balls can be stored for couple of days in fridge. It is served with Hing flavoured aloo ki sabzi or dubki wale aloo along with tamarind chtney or green chutney. It can also be served in a form of chaat with chutneys, spices and a layer of chilled curd.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR KACHORI:

  1. 2 Cups of Maida / All Purpose Flour
  2. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  3. 3 Tablespoon Oil / Ghee
  4. Water as required

FOR FILLING:

  1. 1 Cup Moong Daal / Yellow Lentil
  2. 1 Teaspoon Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  3. 1 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  4. 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  5. 1/2 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  6. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
  7. 1 Teaspoon Jeera / Cumin powder
  8. 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
  9. 1 Teaspoon Amchoor / Dry Mango powder
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  11. 1″ Grated Ginger
  12. 3 Green Chillies
  13. 1/2 Teaspoon Hing/ Asafoetida
  14. 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  15. Salt to taste
  16. 3 Teaspoons Gram Flour/ Besan
  17. 2 Tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves
  18. 4 Tablespoon Oil

PREPARATION TIME: 3 Hours

HOW TO PREPARE:

FILLING:

  • Soak the daal /lentil in water for 2 hours, drain it and then coarsely grind it and keep aside
  • In a grinder coarsely grind the Cumin seeds, Coriander Seeds, Fennel and Black Peppercorns
  • Add the coarsely grind mix to heated oil in a wok
  • Add in Green chillies and Ginger and saute well
  • Sprinkle Asafoetida and Gram flour, mix well till the gram flour gives a nutty aroma
  • Add in the grinded lentil and let it cook till all the water is evaporated
  • Add in all dry spices – Salt, Red Chilli, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Dry Mango
  • Keep cooking until all moisture dries up and daal doesn’t forms lumps, daal mix should get crumbly
  • Add in Garam Masala, Sugar and Fresh Coriander. Mix well and cook till all is mixed together.
  • Keep aside to cool. Once cool it can be stuffed in the kachori dough.

KACHORI:

  • In a bowl take flour and salt, Add in Ghee or Oil and mix until a breadcrumb texture is attained
  • *Tip: Take little flour in palm and press, if binds together then its time to make dough
  • Add water spoon by spoon and form a smooth dough
  • Cover with Kitchen towel and rest for 30 Minutes
  • Take a small portion of the dough and roll out in a 5″ diameter flat bread
  • Put 1-2 Teaspoon of Moong Daal mixture in the center of the flat rolled dough
  • Bring the edges together in the center and make a ball
  • Press and flatten it with hand .
  • Heat oil in a wok for frying, add in kachoris slowly and fry on a low heat.
  • Frying on low heat makes it crisp from outside and cooks it properly from inside.
  • Serve hot with tamarind or green chutney or with Aloo ki sabzi.

Hung Curd is Curd or Yogurt drained of its water. Its thick and creamy in texture. Hung Curd is used in many Indian Recipes like Tikkas, Kababs, Wraps, Sandwiches, Dips and Chutneys. Its Low in Sugar and Carbs and high in Protein and Calcium. In this Dip we have used Mustard oil as the flavour and curry leaves and mustard seeds as tempering. Its Creamy, Rich, Flavourful and made from easily available ingredients.

One of my friends had made this Hung Curd Dip to go along with her various snacks. It was love at first taste. It just melts in mouth leaving behind the strong mustardy taste in mouth. Its very easy and simple to make. Its the healthiest alternative for cream and mayonnaise.

To make Hung Curd take 200 gms Curd and put it in a clean Muslin Cloth. Tie the Cloth and hang it for an hour to drain the water. Once water is drained, open the cloth and put the hung Curd in a bowl.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 150 gms Hung Curd
  2. 2-3 Teaspoon Mustard Oil
  3. 1/4 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  4. Few Curry Leaves
  5. Pinch of Asafoetida
  6. 1/4 Teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  7. Salt to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • In a bowl take Hung Curd and add salt and chilli flakes
  • Mix curd well till its a smooth consistency, make a small well in between
  • In a small pan heat mustard oil and crackle asafoetida, curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  • Pour the oil on the curd and done.
  • Serve with snacks and bread!

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 47.6 Calories from Fat 24.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.7g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 3.1mg 1%
Sodium 73.8mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 2.7g 5%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Every Indian household makes tomato chutney according to their tastes and culture. This Tomato Chutney is from the South India. Its delicious and has sweet, spicy and tangy flavours, the tempering gives an added texture to the chutney. Tomato Chutney is a simple, quick and a staple chutney in South Indian Breakfast Recipes like Idli, dosa, Pongal and Appams.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 3 Tomatoes Chopped
  2. 1 Onion Chopped
  3. 3-4 Dry Red Chillies
  4. 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  5. 1 Tablespoon Chana Daal/Bengal Gram
  6. 1 Tablespoon Urad Daal/Skinned Black Gram
  7. 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  8. 2-3 Whole Black Pepper
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Haldi/Turmeric Powder
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 1 Tablespoon Oil

FOR TEMPERING:

  1. 2 Teaspoon Oil
  2. 1 Teaspoon Rai/Mustard Seeds
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon Urad Daal/Skinned Black Gram
  4. A Pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
  5. Few Curry Leaves

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Heat Oil in a pan and crackle Jeera and Black pepper
  • Add both chana and urad daal, roast till slightly golden
  • Add garlic cloves and Red Chillies saute till its little brown
  • Add Onions and saute till it gets translucent
  • Add Tomatoes, Turmeric and Salt and saute till all gets soft
  • Grind the whole mix into a fine paste and temper it before serving
  • To Temper the Chutney –
  • Heat Oil and crackle Mustard seeds, Hing, and Urad Daal
  • Add Curry leaves once the daal turns golden
  • Pour the Tempering over the chutney and serve fresh with Idli or Dosa