Wednesday, September 15, 2010

EASY KACHORI


Kachori is a delicacy which is considered both time consuming and difficult to make especially in modern days.But here is my mom-in-law's simple kachori recipe which is both tasty and quick.I make this kachori often and every one likes it.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Aata (wheat flour) 2 cups
  • 1 cup soaked urad dal(soak it overnight)
  • 1" piece ginger
  • Moti saunf 2&1/2 tsp.
  • Black pepper 1 tsp.
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp.(optional)It gives a nice color
  • Heeng 1/2 tsp.
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • Water
  • Oil for frying

PROCEDURE:

  • Grind saunf,black pepper,cloves,cardamom.
  • Make a coarse paste of urad dal.
  • Add all this in aata,add salt and oil and red chilli powder,grated ginger,heeng and now make a hard dough.
  • Roll it out a little thick and fry in hot oil till red,it will take more time than puri.

GRILLED CHICKEN OR ROASTED CHICKEN



INGREDIENTS:
  • Chicken pieces 8 (pieces should be large)I used breast tenders this time.
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 5-6 green pepper
  • 1" piece ginger
  • 1 & 1/2 garlic(15-18 cloves approx.)
  • 3tsp. red chilli powder
  • anise or moti saunf 2 tsp.
  • poppy seeds or posta dana 1&1/2 tsp.
  • roasted cumin powder 1 tsp.
  • salt
  • 1 lemon
  • orange or red color
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
PROCEDURE:

  • Clean chicken pieces.
  • Grind saunf,poppy seeds,ginger-garlic,green pepper and roasted cumin together,make a smooth paste.
  • Heat a pan and put chicken,masala,red chilli powder,color,salt and lemon juice.No ghee this time.
  • When chicken is cooked and and masala is almost coated over it,add ghee.
  • Now grill this on grill plate or roast this in oven,I prefer to grill as it tastes better.If you don't have grill plate,just grill it on non-stick pan.
  • This goes good with puri,stuffed paratha or can be an appetizer.