Monday 7 December 2015

Onion Kachori (Deep fried Indian onion bread)

Onion Kachori

This is a special Indian delicacy which is deep fried, enjoyed with friends and family usually in breakfast. It is the specialty of places like Indore and Rajasthan. I made it with my twist of onion with peanuts giving it same taste but added crunch.

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 20 Min

Ingredients :

For Dough :

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Carom seeds (ajwain) 
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • Ghee/Oil 2 Tablespoon
  • Water as needed

For Filling :

  • 2 Tablespoon dry roasted gram flour (besan)
  • 2 Onion sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped ginger, garlic
  • 2 Chopped green chillies
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon roasted and crushed peanuts (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • Pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 Teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mango powder
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red chilly powder according to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
Oil for frying

Procedure :

For dough : 
  • In a bowl sieve the flour, salt and baking soda together. Add carom seeds and oil to this. Now rub the flour mixture between your palms to get bread crumb texture

  • Knead the soft dough with water. cover it with moist cloth and keep it aside
For Filling :
  • In a pan dry roast besan and keep aside. 
  • Take a pan Heat oil in it add hing, fennel seeds and bay leaves

  • Now add chopped ginger garlic to this, saute this for a minute, add chopped green chillies and sliced onions. Cook onions for 4 to 5 minutes or till it is translucent in colour

  • Now add chilly powder, garam masala powder and salt to this and cook for a minute

  • Now add besan to this and cook on low flame till all the moisture is gone and you can smell nice aroma

  • Once this is cooked add roasted crushed peanuts to this and cook for a minute. peanuts give a crunchy taste to your kachori

  • Now add dry mango powder and chopped coriander leaves, mix it and remove from the flame

  • Let the mixture cool for some time and remove the bay leaves for mixture 

  • Take the flour dough and make 12 to 14 balls. Take a ball flatten it as shown in picture

  • Place a little filling in the centre and bring the edges together to form a ball as shown in picture

  • Now Flatten it slightly as shown in picture

  • Heat oil in kadai. fry kachories on slow flame till it is cooked properly and golden brown from both the sides

  • Repeat the steps for rest of kachories 

  • Your Onion Kachori is ready enjoy this with a chutney and a cup of tea 

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