Kachori is the most popular snack in the month of Ramadan in several areas of Pakistan. Pakistanis favorite hobby is to eat, the more they can especially in the blessed month of Ramadan. They are crazy bout eating, mostly in Ramadan oily and heavy snacks are the part of Iftar table and Kachori is also an oily yet heavy snack. It is very appetizing as the outer layer of Kachori is crispy and crunchy while from inside it is spicy and yummy. Kachori is a very versatile dish which can be made through different ingredients but the method of making dough remains the same.
There are number of varieties of Kachori such as raj Kachori, vegetable Kachori, crispy Kachori, sweet Kachori, lentil Kachori, potato Kachori, mince meat Kachori and many more. Even in India there are many famous varieties of Kachori such as Onion Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Kachori of moong ki daal, khasta Kachori and many more. During Ramadan shopkeepers arranges stalls of various food items including Kachori as it is the most desired street item during Ramadan. It is a slightly round flattened ball that is made up of fine flour which is filled with a stuffing of different ingredients.
Kachori are mostly served with variety of chutneys often made of coriander, mint and tamarind. Kachori is a little tricky dish it needs some attention, I am sharing a very easy yet mouth-watering recipe of Kachori and it has following ingredients:
To make its dough you need to have:
a). 250 g of plain flour
b). half tsp of baking powder.
c). salt up to taste.
d). 1, 1/2 tbsp oil
e).half tsp Ajwain.
Mix all the above ingredients with water in a bowl and make firm dough by mixing it well. Then flatten the dough and sprinkle baking powder on it, now roll the mixture again and again and sprinkle the remaining baking powder on it, then cover the dough and keep it a side.
Ingredients for Filling:
a). 250g of mutton/beef mince.
b). 2 tbsp oil
c). 1 tsp black pepper
d). salt up to taste.
e). 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
f). 1 tbsp red chili powder.
g). 2 onion.
h). 3 chopped green chilies.
i). half bunch coriander leaves.
j). 2 lemon.
Heat oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste and onion into it and sauté it. After that add minced meat into it and fry until it changes its color. After a while add green chilies, coriander, lemon juice and mix it well. Then add black pepper, chili powder, salt and half cup of water and cook it well. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool down.
After preparing the mixture divide the dough into 16 or 20 equal halves and give a ball shape to them with oily hands. Once it’s completed cover these balls with moist cloth. Take one ball at a time flatten it a little then fill it with the mixture of minced meat and then seal it properly. Roll it carefully and flatten it a little bit with hands. Apply the same procedure with all and then fry it until it turns golden brown. Now this delicious recipe is ready to be served with some chutney or ketchup, serve it hot to enjoy its crispiness.