If using frozen green peas, thaw them and add them to a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave on high for 3-4 mins until the peas are cooked. Alternatively blanch them in hot water for 5 mins. Remove from water.
Slightly mash the cooked green peas until they are mushy. Set aside.
Kachori Making -
In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt and hot oil. Mix roughly until the dough is crumbly.
Add water little by little and knead the dough so that it comes together.
The dough must be soft but firm and pliable. Cover it with kitchen towel and set it aside for 5 mins.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. As they splutter, add mashed green peas. Stir fry for a couple of minutes.
Add all the masala powders – red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Stir fry for a couple of minutes and add ginger garlic paste and fry for another 3-4 mins on low flame.
Finally add chaat masala and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
Let the green peas masala cool down completely.
Meanwhile, make equal sized balls out of the prepared dough. Take a ball of a dough and dust it lightly with flour.
Working through the edges, roll the dough into a small circle.
Place a tbsp. (or more) of the green peas masala at the center.
Cover the masala by sealing in the dough from the edges to the center.
If required dust some flour and roll them slightly. Repeat this with rest of the dough.
Heat oil for deep frying and once hot, set the flame on lower side of medium. Gently drop the prepare Kachori into hot oil (sealed side facing up)
Gently push hot oil onto the top of the kachori using the slotted spoon. As hot oil is sprinkled from the sides, the Kachori puffs up from the center. Until it is completely raised in the center, don’t stop pushing hot oil from sides onto the Kachori.
Turn and fry on the other side on the low flame. When both the sides are golden brown, remove Kachori from oil and drain extra oil on tissues. Repeat the same with rest of the Kachoris.
Serve hot with mint chutney or tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup.
To Make Matar Kachori https://cookingfromheart.com/matar-kachori/ February 22, 2017