Saturday, 16 July 2011

Toor Dal Kachoris

3 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
1 tbsp ghee/oil
1/2 tsp salt
water, as required to make a dough
oil for deep frying
 For the filling:
1 cup toor dal (soaked in water for 1hr & Grind soaked toor dal coarsely )
1tsp garam masala
1 tsp saunf
 1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1tbsp coriander leaves
2-3 tsp oil

Mix flour with salt and one tbsp of oil and make a smooth dough with water Divide the dough into equal parts and keep covered under a wet muslin cloth for half an hour.
In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil, and saute cumin seeds & saunf till they begin to crackle.
 Add the grounded dal, salt, chili powder, coriander leaves  and garam masala & fry for a few minutes till dal dries up and starts to toast a bit. Set aside .
Roll the above balls  into a small circle like puri and put one tbsp of the filling in the centre. Bring the ends of the circle together and form into a ball. Seal the edges of the dough tightly and again roll the filled dough into circle.Gently press the center of the kachori with the thumb.Heat oil in pan and deep fry the kachoris until turns to golden brown on both sides. Serve hot  with termarind chutney  or tomato sauce.

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