Sanoli's Kitchen: GREEN PEAS KACHORI WITH SPICY DAM ALOO (KORAISHUTIR KOCHURI R ALOOR DAM) - A SNC CHALLENGE # 5

Friday, February 1, 2013

GREEN PEAS KACHORI WITH SPICY DAM ALOO (KORAISHUTIR KOCHURI R ALOOR DAM) - A SNC CHALLENGE # 5

SNC CHALLENGE - 5

 

'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 recipe exchanges and two teams challenge each other with their authentic regional recipes. Each team gets the time of full month to prepare the recipe and post on their spaces. Hats off to Divya for this great idea!

Thanks a ton Divya for giving me this opportunity, feeling proud to be a challenger.
Welcoming South Team dearies and here is my lovely challenge to them!!!
 
Green Peas Kachori with North Indian style spicy Dam Aloo (Baby Potato) is a traditional and seasonal, one of my favourite Bengali delicacy. Crispy savoury bursting with fresh flavour of seasonal peas. Deep fried bread stuffed with green peas and dam aloo melt your mouth, really scrumptious and truely complementing each other. Bengalis as well as non-Bengalis relish this delightful dish throughout the Winter season.

INGREDIENTS FOR GREEN PEAS KACHORI:

For Filling:
4 Cups Green Peas
4 Green Chillies
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp roasted Cumin seeds (powdered)
1 tbsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
Salt to taste


For Kachoris:
3 Cup All Purpose Flour (maida)
1/2 tsp Salt
4 tbsps Oil + Oil for Deep Frying

METHOD:

How to make filling with Green Peas:

Grind green peas along with 4 green chillies. Add few drops of water while grinding.

Grind peas to make a coarse paste, not very smooth. Set aside.

Heat 1 tbsp clarified butter in a pan or wok. Add asafoetida in it.

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

Put ginger paste in it. Mix nicely.

Now add roasted cumin powder, sugar and salt in it.

Keep stirring continuously and let all the excess water evaporates from the pounded 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:

Combine all purpose flour (maida), salt and 4 tbsps oil in a large bowl.

Knead it nicely by adding little water in it to make a smooth dough.

Now make 25 equal small balls from the dough and divide the green filling in 25 equal parts.

Grease a rolling board with 2-3 drops of oil. Place a flour ball on it.

Flat it with a rolling pin to make a circle of approximately 3" diameter.

Place a portion of green peas filling on the middle of the flour circle.

Cover it with flour dough.

Carefully seal it from all edges. Close it well.

Make a round ball again.

Stuff other flour balls with fillings same way like this.

With a rolling pin flatten a stuffed ball 4" wide pressing very gently and give a shape into a kachori. Be careful, filling should not come out.

Flatten all stuffed balls and give a shape into kachoris.

Heat enough oil in a wok for deep frying, till smoky. Add kachori in it. Flip when one side is golden, fry both sides till it done. Drain oil and keep aside.

Continue the process for remaining kachoris.

INGREDIENTS FOR DAM ALOO WITH BABY POTATOES:
750 gm Baby Potatoes
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1 Bay leaf
Handful of Green Peas
3-4 Green Chillies (chopped)
1 large Tomato (chopped)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
2 tsps Ginger paste
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Sugar (for flavour)
1/2 tsp freshly grounded Garam Masala
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves (cilantro)
3/4 cup Sour Curd / Plain Yogurt (thick)
4 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

HOW TO MAKE DAM ALOO:
Wash baby potatoes nicely. Drain water from it.

Pressure cook potatoes, till it tendered (I cooked upto 3 whistles).

Peel potatoes and set aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Add potato, fry till it turn into golden. Drain oil, keep fried potatoes aside.

Temper with bay leaf, asafoetida, cumin seeds and fennel seeds in the same oil. Saute for 30-40 seconds.

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

Add chopped tomato and green chillies in it. Mix well.

Put all dry spices, ginger paste and salt in it. Fold nicely for another 4-5 minutes till oil seperates from spices.

Add sugar and fried potatoes in it. Mix well 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.

Add coriander leaves and switch off the heat now.

Serve hot Green Peas Kachori with spicy luscious Dam Aloo.

Enjoy this toothsome Bengali delicacy!!!


TIPS: If fresh green peas are not available, may use frozen peas instead of that.

I am so happy to set this authentic Bengali delicacy to all my South team dearies. Looking forward for your yummy and delightful green peas kachori with dam aloo...I will be always in your support South team's friends. If you have any more queries, please feel free to mail me:

If you like this recipe, please don't forget to send me your feedbacks...

Hellow my dearies from South team, link your post with gorgeous clicks here....
 

48 comments:

  1. Perfect challenge and delicious treat too Sano dear, thanks for the awesome challenge and perfectly explained step by step clicks dear :) Awesome work!! Am really waiting to try it soon :) Good job!!

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  2. what a colorful dish

    i thought those baby potatoes go in kachori first
    its two dish its yummy yaar

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  3. Wow Sanoli,kachoris are my fav,and dont take about dum aloo,cant wait to make some soon.

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  4. dum aloo is my fav one.thanks sis.looks so yummy,cute and colorful kachories.

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  5. OMG!! its drool worthy... i love stuffed poori... but can i have any option to replace curd in dum aloo didi....it looks so yumm... will do soon...
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  6. hi Sonali ater saw ur post i want to grab just now and eat it in this winter a real treat

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  7. I thought of making Raj kochori recipe for a long time.
    It's ok you have given peas kachori recipe in snc chellenge.
    I like your combo of Kachori and baby potato masala.

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  8. Thanks for the detailed ,step by step instruction.Healthy and wholesome dish.It must be yummy .

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  9. Will try it soon sano:) thanks for the spicy challenge

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  10. Wow this is perfect for the winter time. Just waiting to try this on.

    Well explained and looks so yummy.

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  11. Love this challenge Sanoli.. Looks very inviting!!

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  12. So delicious ... sanoli. I know Dear.My fav too. mone hochhe ekhuni kheye ni...

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  13. Wow..they look so pretty in the green color dear,yummy yummy kachoris!!
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  14. i want it rite now :) too delicious..

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  15. This is so delicious! I have always had kachoris from our local grocery store, but never made them. Perfect chance for me to try it at home. Also never thought of serving kachoris with Dum Aloo! Awesome post :)

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  16. Looks very delicious and tempting dear.

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  17. Wow Sanoli :-) kachoris look tempting !!!
    Great work Sano :-)

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  18. Wow!! That is a very nice challenge. Looks very nice and a tempting combo.

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  19. wow delicious challenge for this winter :):) and nice combo ...

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  20. Wonderful challenge, thks for step by step presentation, just completed n linked here, we enjoyed this Bengali snack :-)

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  21. that was a lovely presentation. though not in the challenge group you have tempted me enough to try it.........

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  22. yummy presentation,though not in challenge group i am tempted to try it soon...

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  24. I saw this challenge on another blog and then found your space.
    The step by step pictures are very nice and the final preparation is awesome. Would make a nice winter evening dinner.

    I also wanted to invite you:
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  25. Both dishes look awesome! I especially love your kachori...

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  26. tempting kachori and a very good challenge..

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  27. Thanks for this detailed step by step post Sanoli.you have explained very well. will try this soon

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  28. Delicious kachori and dum aloo Sanoli, you did very well. I love kachoris a lot.

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  29. wow what a detailed post..lots of effort put into this :) looks really delicious!

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  30. Will definitely try this Sanoli. Your post and pictures have me drooling! What a perfect perfect snack for this winter weather!

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  31. Daroon Sanoli!!! The kachori and dum looks and sounds mouth watering. It's nostalgic too :) My hubby loves peas kachori and aloo dum, and I end up making it every once in a while. And I am going to make this tomorrow.

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  32. Lovely challenge Sanoli, loved doing it and linked my posts..Happy hosting..

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  33. Posted the challenge and linked it here. Thanks, that was a lovely combo and everyone at home enjoyed it.

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  34. HAAAAA finally made it. I was so happy and excited the minute I saw this recipe. I made it yday and it tasted heavenly was sooooooo good. Loved it very very much. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us sonali ji.

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  35. Posted the challenge and linked it here too. Thanks for this Delicious challenge.Every one at home enjoyed it.It was a hit at home. I will be making this more often :)

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  36. I was late .. So could not link my recipe.. but here is the ;link
    http://dailychoresrecorded.blogspot.in/2013/03/green-peas-kachori-with-spicy-dum-aloo.html

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  37. sanoli i have posted this dear. we enjoyed it

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  38. Lovely kachoris and love the colour of dum aloo Sanoli :-)

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