Green Peas Kachori with Spicy Dum Aloo

The first time I heard the title of the recipe, I thought to myself that this was not any part of pizza but when I saw the photo and the mouth watering flavourful recipe, it came to me that this could be something used as a dough or something to make the pie extra yummy! 

For Kachoris
All purpose flour / Maida 1 cup
Salt   to taste
Oil    For deep frying  + 1 tbsp
For Filling
Fresh green peas  1 Cup 
Green chillies  2
Ginger    1" piece
Cilantro    6 stems(use leaves leaves & tender stems alone)
Roasted cumin powder   1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing  a generous pinch
Turmeric powder    a pinch
Garam masala powder     1/4 tsp
Salt   to taste
Oil    2 -3 tsp
Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp

  1. In a blender, take cilantro, ginger & green chilli and blend it to a coarse paste without using water.
  2. Then microwave peas with enough water for 2 minutes and then drain water and blend the peas to a coarse paste and keep aside.
  3. Now heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds allow to splutter  and then add ground chilli-ginger-cilantro and saute for a minute.
  4. After that add ground pea and stir fry for a minute
  5. And then add cumin powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until the moisture dries.
  6. That's it..Peas filling ready allow to cool completely before stuffing.
  7. How to make Peas Kachori
  8. Combine all purpose flour (maida), salt and 1 tbsp oil in a large bowl. Mix flour well with the oil then add water and knead it to a soft and smooth dough.
  9. Now divide the dough into 8 equal balls and divide the peas stuffing also.
  10. Dust a rolling board with flour and Place one ball on it and roll it to 3" flat disc and keep one peas filling and then seal the edges using the sides and make a ball again. 
  11. And now roll it to thick poori and don't give much pressure and roll it gently. 
  12. Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry, till it gets heated do repeat the procedure and make stuffed poori and keep ready.
  13. Once oil gets heated, gently slide in the prepared pooris, after 2 minutes turn the poori and press the poori slightly using a slotted ladle. This will help the poori puff up beautifully. Then when the pooris turn golden on both sides remove from flame using a slotted ladle drain excess oil and set aside.
  14. That's it Green Peas Kachori. Serve hot with Dum Aloo.
Posted by Diane Araga, on November 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM