Matar puri recipe

                                               MATAR PURI / MATAR KACHORI/GREEN PEAS PURI

MATAR KACHORI / BENGALI MATAR KACHORI / MOTOR SHUTIR KOCHURI / GREEN PEAS PURI / MATAR PURI

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE COVERING

  • Maida – 2 cup
  • Ghee /oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water for kneading

FOR THE FILLING

  • Green peas – 1 cup
  • Ginger + garlic + green chilli paste – 2 tsp
  • Jeera pwdr – 1 tsp
  • Saunf pwdr – ¼ tsp optional
  • Red chilli pwdr – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala – ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Sugar – ¼ tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Oil for deep frying
matar puri

matar puri

PREPARATION

Take the flour + salt + oil/ghee in a plate and mix well. Start kneading by adding enough water.Knead it into a soft dough .Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 30 mins or more.

Wash the green peas ,drain and pat dry it .Grind the peas + chilli ginger garlic paste + salt + sugar to a coarse paste without adding water.

green peas puri

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan on low flame .

Add cumin pwdr + garam masala + chilli pwdr and asafoetida fry for a second.

Add the grounded peas and saute on low flame for 5 mins till complete water evaporates.

Keep stirring.

Off the flame and allow it to cool .

Make small balls from it.

Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai.

Make lemon sized balls of the dough [ bigger than the filling size].

Take one dough ball roll it into a small circle ,place the filling  ball in the centre .

Bring all the edges together ,press it and make a ball.

Dust flour and roll it into 4 inches circle.

If the oil is hot ,gently drop the puri /kachori in it.

With  a slotted spoon keep giving pressure on all sides to allow it to puff.

Turn over and fry till it is done.[don’t brown it too much.]

Remove on absorbent paper .

Serve with curd +chutney or chana dal gravy,or any gravy or dum aloo with onion and papad.

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MATAR KI PURI/KACHORI

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