Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Fried bread | Your Food Fantasy

Khasta Matar Kachori

Khasta means Crispy, Matar means Peas and Kachori (also pronounced and written as Kachodi) means pastry with filling. Khasta matar Kachori is crispy green pea stuffed pastry. The crisp and flaky outer shell formed by deep frying gives this a unique flavour. Filling can be made from many things, normally it is lentil, or onion but I have used green peas masala, hence the name. With each bite, you discover layers of crispness on the surface and then soft mushy masala peas in the core. This is a Vegan recipe too, hence Vegan delight 🙂

Matar Ke Kachori | Your Food Fantasy

Matar Ke Kachori | Your Food Fantasy

This matar ke kachori can be consumed during snack, or a Sunday brunch or can be a meal on its own. Whilst this tastes divine, I must confess it is not low in calorie as it involves deep frying, hence it is my kitchen only on occasions.

Filling is made with green peas with assortment of spices, which these Kachori delicious to the core. At the same time secret lies in making the crust super flaky so that it melts away as soon as you put in mouth.

Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry | YourFoodFantasy.com

Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry | YourFoodFantasy.com

If you are looking for other snacks ideas, you may like to try out Vada Paav, Aalo Tikki Chaat, Bedmi Puri, Potato Stuffed Bread Roll too.

Lets get to the step by step recipe of this crisp “Matar Kachori aka Khasta Kachori

Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Fried bread | Your Food Fantasy

Khasta Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry

Kachori – Puffed indian bread made by stuffing green peas and deep frying
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People
Calories 376 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Dough

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour/ Maida
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Luke Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Semolina (Sooji)

For The Stuffing

  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Grated
  • 2 Green chillies Finely Chopped
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder / Amchur
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt As Per Taste
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Oil
  • Oil For Deep Frying

Instructions
 

  • First of all, let’s knead our dough. For doing this shift the flour into a mixing bowl and add salt and oil to it. Now with the help of your fingers, crumble the mixture.
  • Add luke warm water to it and form a tight dough. cover with a wet kitchen towel and keep aside.
  • Now let’s prepare our pea based stuffing. For this heat oil in a pan and add Asafoetida and Cumin seeds.
    Frying Cumin Seeds for filling of Matar Kachori | Your Food Fantasy
  • Once cumin seeds splutter, add grated Ginger and chopped green chillies to it.
    How to prepare filling for Matar Kachori | Your Food Fantasy
  • Now add all remaining spices listed for stuffing and sauté for a minute.
    Frying Spices for Filling of Matar Kachori | Your Food Fantasy
  • Add peas to it and mix well. Cover the pan with lid to cook for 5-7 minutes.
    Filling for Matar Kachori | YourFoodFantasy.com
  • Open the lid and smash the peas coarsely or semi-coarsely with the help of a spoon. Switch off the flame and our stuffing is ready.
  • Now divide the dough into equal sized 5-6 balls.
  • With the help of a rolling pin, roll into 2-3 inch round on a rolling board/worktop. Add 1.5 tablespoon of the stuffing in the center.
    Khasta Matar Kachori Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
  • Brush some water on the edges. Now bring together all the edges, pinch them and press the edges downwards to make a patty. Roll them again into a 3 inch kachori. Similarly prepare all kachoris like this.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai over low-medium flame and deep fry all the kachoris till they become golden and crisp. Take them out and place them on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
    Frying Matar Kachori | Your Food Fantasy
  • Serve them hot and enjoy with some coriander chutney/ tamarind chutney or Masala chai.
    Matar Kachori How To Make | Your Food Fantasy

Notes

  • For making crispy kachori, always add suggested amount of oil to the flour, while making dough.
  • Always deep fry them on low-medium hot oil.
  • I have used frozen matar in my recipe. You can use fresh ones too. Just cook them in boiling water for 10 minutes and then drain. Now use them in the recipe above as suggested.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Khasta Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 820mg36%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 281IU6%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta
Matar Ke Kachori | Your Food Fantasy

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