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.

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.

Matar Ke Kachori Recipe | Green Pea Stuffed Fried Pastry | Your Food Fantasy
Matar Ke Kachori Recipe | Green Pea Stuffed Fried Pastry | Your Food Fantasy

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.

Matar Kachori Recipe | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry | Your Food Fantasy
Matar Kachori Recipe | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry | Your Food Fantasy

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

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Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Fried bread | Your Food Fantasy
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 25 Mins
Cook Time 10 Mins
Servings
People
Ingredients
For The Dough
For The Stuffing
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 25 Mins
Cook Time 10 Mins
Servings
People
Ingredients
For The Dough
For The Stuffing
Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Fried bread | Your Food Fantasy
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Add luke warm water to it and form a tight dough. cover with a wet kitchen towel and keep aside.
  3. 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
  4. Once cumin seeds splutter, add grated Ginger and chopped green chillies to it.
    How to prepare filling for Matar Kachori | Your Food Fantasy
  5. Now add all remaining spices listed for stuffing and sauté for a minute.
    Frying Spices for Filling of Matar Kachori | Your Food Fantasy
  6. Add peas to it and mix well. Cover the pan with lid to cook for 5-7 minutes.
    Filling for Matar Kachori | YourFoodFantasy.com
  7. 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.
  8. Now divide the dough into equal sized 5-6 balls.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Serve them hot and enjoy with some coriander chutney/ tamarind chutney or Masala chai.
    Matar Kachori How To Make | Your Food Fantasy
Recipe 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.
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Matar Ke Kachori | Green Pea Stuffed Pastry | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta
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