February 5, 2013

Green Peas Kachoris& Dum Aloo for SNC Challenge # 5

                                 Every month Divya of YouTooCanCook conducts a SNC challenge event.This is my II participation in her event.It is a quite interesting event, the fun part is we wouldnt have heard of the food nor tasted it .Still you push yourself doing it.The South Team is challenged with a Northern delicacy and viceversa.I belong to the SouthTeam.This month South Team were challenged with Peas Kachoris & Dum Aloo is a Bengali delicacy by Sanoli of Sanoli's Kitchen.
     I love kachoris , but using green peas , it was different to me .Dum aloo i have tasted but never tried at home.I was wondering whether these two would match ,Trust me when you have it together it is definitely yum.
   I was very skeptical about trying with Maida (not very healthy ,blah blah ),still i thought and went ahead a prepared a small batch .We all loved it .I wondered how could a fried fritter could bring such a taste , sure you should all try it .I was also thinking ,whether i should add sugar , still went ahead with the recipe,it was yummy and brings a very nice taste to the food.The pooris didnt absorb oil as i suspected.I must admit it was quite a heavy lunch for me .

     I appreciate Sanoli for her detailed step - step instruction and pics , i was running between the kitchen and hall to check from her site whether i have added as she instructed.Thanks Sanoli .I quite enjoyed doing this challenge.

Ingredients for Dum Aloo

  1. Baby potatoes - 8 , cooked till firm
  2. Greenchillies - 3,diced
  3. Onion - 1/2 , diced (optional)
  4. Ginger Garlic paste -1 /2 tsp
  5. Tomato - 1
  6. Peas - 1 cup(100g)
  7. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala - 1/4tsp
  11. Curd -1 /2 cup
  12. Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt as needed
  14. Oil - 2 tsp

Whole Garam Masala

  1. Bayleaf - 1 
  2. Whole Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  3. Whole Fennel seeds - 1/ 4tsp
  Poke the cooked and peeled  baby potatoes gently with  a fork.
  Marinate  baby potatoes with  a pinch of salt, turmeric ,ginger & garlic & chilli powder  .Mix well and rest it for 10min.

Method for making DumAloo

  1.  Heat oil in a wok ,add the potatoes and roast it for 5min , till they are golden.
  2. Add the whole garam masala , when it splutters add the onion and saute it well.
  3. Now add the green peas ,greenchilly ,tomato ,salt and the remaining powders and mix it well.
  4. Cook till the oil separates.
  5. Now add the sugar and fried potatoes and cook for another 5min.
  6. Beat the curd and add 1 cup of water.
  7. Cook in simmer for 5min.Remove from flame .

 Ingredients for  Katchori

  1. Maida - 1 cup
  2. Oil - 2 tbsp
  3. Salt as needed 
  4. Water 
Take all the ingredients in a bowl except water , add water little by little  that you get a good dough.Let it rest.

Ingredients for Filling

  1. Peas - 1 cup(200g) - frozen 
  2. Green chilly - 1
  3. Ginger & garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  4. Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  5. Whole Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  6. Salt as needed
  7. Oil - 1 tsp
Method for prearing the Green Peas Kachoris
  1. Microwave the peas for 2 min.Drain the water.
  2. Pulse together peas and green chillies in a mixer ,into a coarse paste.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai , add the jeera when it splutters add the ground paste.
  4. Mix it well.Add little hing ,sugar and salt and mix it well.
  5. Cook it till all the moisture is gone.Remove from heat and let it cool down.
  6. Divide the dough and filling into equal parts.
  7. Heat a kadai with oil for frying.
  8. Take a small ball of  dough ,and flatten it a bit .
  9. Take a  ball of peas filling and keep it in the middle of the dough.
  10. Close the dough and make it into a  ball.
  11. Using a rolling pin , flatten the dough not too thin / thick .Ensure that the filling doesnt come out.(Use more flour to roll)
  12. When the oil is hot , deep fry them , it puffs up well.
  13. Do the same with remaining dough.
  14. Serve them hot  with Dum Aloo.
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  1. yum yummm lovely presentation :) looks so very delicious meena :)

  2. mouthwatering....can not resist myself

  3. The kachoris and dum aloo looks awesome! Really delicious :)

  4. Very attractive platter, who can resist to it..Inviting me.

  5. Perfectly done Meena! Looks delicious and yummy too. Very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed this dish.

    today's recipe:

  6. Yummm :) Well made dear and neat clicks :) Loving your enthu!!

  7. This is so yum and mouth watering. Come and participate in my event.

  8. lovely neat clicks, looks like u enjoyed it :)

  9. Yummy treat meena loved the first click

  10. Good clicks. It's tempting me..

  11. Yummy kachori looks so tempting can I have one puri plzzzzzz

  12. kachori looks inviting, well made dear....

  13. beautiful platter, delicious kachoris with dum aloo :-) well done...