Recipe Source: Indian Food Forever
Makes 8 Korashutir Kochuris
For The Dough:
All Purpose Flour / Maida-1 cup
For The Filling:
Green Peas-1 cup
Ginger-a small piece
Fennel Seeds-1 tsp
Oil-To Deep Fry
For The Stuffing:
1. Grind green peas, green chillies, ginger and fennel to a paste.
2. Add little water to grind. Add salt to taste.
3. Heat ghee and add the paste. Cook until the mixture becomes a mass and is completely cooked.
4. Allow it to cool completely.
5. Divide it into 8 equal portions.
For The Dough:
1. In a bowl, add flour, salt and ghee and mix well.
2. Add enough water to make a firm dough.
3. Knead until the dough is soft and elastic.
4. Divide it into 8 equal portions and roll each into a ball.
Preparing the Kochuris:
1. Take a ball and flatten it .
2. Place the stuffing inside the disc and cover it. Pinch the ends.
3. Dust it with flour and press the ball carefully until it forms a thick disc without any stuffing oozing out of the sides.
4. Prepare the remaining kochuris.
5. Heat oil in a kadai.
6. Drop one kochuri at a time and fry it until golden and puffy on both sides.
7. Serve it hot.
Koraishutir Kochuri- Bengali Peas Poori
For the second day of Blogging Marathon#22, final week I decided to prepare a savoury Bengal dish. This recipe is also from Indian Food Forever website. During the early days of starting my blog, I prepared a tawa cooked version of this poori. But I think the deep fried ones tasted better. I prepared these pooris for todays breakfast along with the potato masala. But the pooris were nice with out any accompaniment as there was the spicy green peas filling. The green peas are ground along with spices and cooked to make a delicious filling for the pooris. Rolling out the pooris were quite a challenge because when I tried rolling it thinner, the stuffing came out of the dough. As it is deep fried there should never be any stuffing outside the dough. Otherwise you end up with a soggy poori. So I started using my hand instead of the rolling pin. And I patted the dough to a thick disc taking utmost care not to break the dough. And it worked. The pooris were tiny but they retained shape and the final outcome was perfect. This can be made as a snack for the evening coffee and served along with tomato sauce.
Cook the green peas mixture.
Divide into 8 equal balls.
Prepare dough and divide it into 8 equal sized balls.
Flatten a dough ball.
Place the stuffing inside.
Cover it with the sides and pinch to seal.
Press it with your palm to a thick flat disc.
Deep fry in hot oil.