Kachori With Fresh Peas Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 fresh green chile peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 pinch hing (asafoetida powder)
  • 2 cups fresh peas
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups maida (refined white flour)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons water, or more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (cilantro), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • vegetable oil for frying
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat; add green chile peppers, jeera, and hing. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add peas, sugar, and salt; cook and stir over low heat until peas are soft, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and cool pea mixture.
  2. Mix maida, 1 tablespoon oil, and salt together in a bowl; add enough water until a dough forms. Allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Grind pea mixture into a coarse paste using a mortar and pestle; add coriander and lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Form dough into small balls and roll each into a flat circle using a rolling pin. Spoon pea mixture into the center of each circle. Roll dough around filling so it is completely enclosed.
  5. Heat oil for frying in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Working in batches, fry filled dough balls until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.