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 🙂
Your quest for this Indo-Chinese style chicken appetiser ends here with this semi dry chilli chicken. This dish is widely available across the length and breadth of India, however trick lies in making this chilli chicken as you will find in finest restaurants. Mostly this is made with bone less chicken, some prefer using small portions of chicken with bone too. I am sharing here in detail step by step recipe of boneless chilli chicken. Vegetarian alternates are made with paneer, potato, mushroom and tofu.
“Vegetable Manchurian“ is nothing but vegetable dumplings prepared in an Indo-Chinese style. This recipe of mine is gravy based, but you can try non-gravy version too, in case you are not a big fan of this soupy version. These are made of dumplings made of carrot, cabbage and capsicum primarily. If you having the dry version, then it is a great starter and when you making this gravy one, it is fabulous as main course. You can serve it with rice or noodles and certainly an instant hit with your guests.