Thursday, November 22, 2012

Green Bean Kachori

Kachori is simply irresistible deep fried snack where pastry sheets ( made from plain flour dough) is stuffed with filling made of either potato, moong dal or pigeon peas. The one made with pigeon peas is quite popular in Gujarat. It is winter specialty and we eagerly wait for this time of the year when we have first of the season.

However, we do not get fresh peas here. So my mom taught me this green bean version where peas are simply replaced by beans with remaining ingredients exactly the same. In the beginning, I was bit hesitant  but thought it was worth a try. If we like it we can have them whenever we want as we get fresh beans at very reasonable price round the year.

Makes about 16-18 pc
Preparation Time: 1 Hour
Cooking Time: 30 Minute + Cooling Time

1 Lb Beans
1 tsp oil
1 tsp sesame seeds
Pinch of asafetida
1 tbsp green chili paste
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced (Best if Green Garlic is used)
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp clove-cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp Coriander leaves
Salt and lemon juice as per taste

For dough,
2 cup plain flour
1 tsp whole wheat flour
1 tsp oil

Oil for frying

1. Finely chop  green beans using chopper
2. Heat oil in skillet, add sesame seeds, asafetida and chopped beans
3. Cook it on low flame uncovered
4. Add chili paste, salt and sugar
5. Stir frequently so it does not stick to the bottom of the skillet
6. When it’s almost cooked, add lemon juice, garam masala and clove-cinnamon powder
7. Turn off the heat, add garlic and coriander leaves
8. Now stuff is ready, let it cool down thoroughly at room temperature
9. Mix flour, oil and salt and knead hard dough like puri
10. Roll two thin puris, fill in the stuffing between them and seal thoroughly
11. Deep fry on low flame until golden brown
12. Serve hot with tamarind and/or green chutney. 

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