Peas Kachori

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Peas Kachori (or Matar Kachori) is a delicious and popular Gujarati snack. Made with a filling of green peas and spices, it typically served with chutney or sauce.

Ideal for any parties or family get-together, they also make a great evening  / teatime snack.

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The snack is also a popular street food across North India and is often served with coriander or mint chutney.

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Peas Kachori (Matar Kachori) Recipe

A simple, delicious and favorite tea time snack in North India.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian, North Indian

Ingredients for Peas Kachori (Matar Kachori)

  • 250 g Green Peas shelled
  • 1 inch Ginger peeled
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2/3 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 2/3 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • as per taste Salt
  • as required Vegetable or Sunflower Oil

For the pastry:

  • 1 cup Maida plus extra 1 tblsp
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tblsp Vegetable or Sunflower Oil
  • 2 tsp Hot Water

How to make Peas Kachori (Matar Kachori)

  • Grind the ginger and green chillies to a fine paste.
  • Grind the peas coarsely and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 to 2 tblsp of oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Fry the mustard seeds until it starts to crackle.
  • Add the ground ginger and green chilli paste.
  • Stir-fry for a minute.
  • Add the peas and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the garam masala powder, cinnamon powder, turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Mix well and cook until all moisture has evaporated or for a minute or two.
  • Remove and keep this aside.
  • To make the pasty, mix all the ingredients and mix until the dough is firm.
  • Using greased hands, pinch small balls of the dough and roll them into small circles, roughly 4 inches in diameter.
  • Add some of the green peas filling and fold the edges.
  • Seal it using little water.
  • If desired, you can roll the kachori into a ball and remove any excess dough.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
  • Gently slide in the prepared kachoris, one or two per batch, and deep fry until golden brown.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Serve with mint chutney or ketchup.

2 Comments

  1. can this be made in an air fryer

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