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Matar Kachori

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Contributed by:
Anupriya Sinha
Anupriya Sinha, Housewife
Chennai

Matar Kachori

Ingredients

For the filling:
Frozen green peas (Matar) 250 gm
Oil 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt tsp or as per taste
Ginger (minced) 1 tsp
Roasted cumin powder 1 tsp
Chilli powder tsp or as desired
Cinnamon powder (optional) tsp

For the dough:
Maida 3 cup
Oil 1 and tbsp
Salt tsp or as per taste
Water as required to make poori like dough

Oil as required for frying
Rice flour as required for dusting (optional)

Method of Preparation

1. Coarsely grind the frozen peas (in frozen state) in a mixer.
2. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds and let crackle.
3. Add the ground green peas, salt, ginger and chilli powder and stir on medium heat till
    excess moisture is absorbed and the rawness is gone.
4. Add roasted cumin powder and cinnamon powder (if desired), mix well and remove
    from heat. Let this filling cool to room temperature.
5. Add salt and oil to maida and mix well.
6. Sprinkle water little by little and knead to make a poori like dough.
7. Divide the dough into 16-18 equal parts and make smooth balls by rolling between palms.
8. Fill in the peas mixture in each of them, apply a little rice flour on the surface and
    roll them into 3 dia kachoris.
9. Deep fry on high heat till desired browning on both sides.
10. Serve with your favorite sabji.

Notes & Tips

1. I have learnt this easy method of making the peas filling from my sister Soma, who is herself a very good cook and loves to experiment a lot in the kitchen.

2. You can vary the spices as per your own choice, to make a tasty filling. However, it is advisable to keep the filling rather plain as green peas have their own distinct taste.