Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hinger Kachori

Hinger Kachori, a deep fried pastry stuffed with a mixture of Urad Dal, Ginger having a strong smell of Hing (Asafoetida).This is one of the favorite snacks of most Bengalis.


Ingredients: Hinger Kachori
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour/Maida
  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal (Biuli Dal)
  • 1/4 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • Oil to deep fry

Stuffing : Soak the Urad Dal for about 30 minutes, and grind to a coarse paste with green chillies, Ginger and Fennel Seeds. Then heat oil in a pan, add the Hing (Asafoetida) and the Paste. Stir constantly to avoid sticking. When the mixture dries up it is ready to be used as the stuffing for the Kachori.

Kachori:  Take the 1 cup of Flour/Maida in a bowl and add 2 tbsp of oil, salt and mix well. Then knead the dough using warm water and keep it covered for 30 minutes. Make small balls of the dough and stuff with the Dal Mixture and roll them out. Typically these Kachoris are deep fried in Ghee (Clarified Butter) but I use Canola Oil to deep fry them.


Heat enough oil in a wok and carefully slip the rolled Kachori in the hot oil and deep fry them. I served them with Cholar Dal(Bengal Gram Lentil).


14 comments:

  1. This recipe intrigues me I dont know some of the ingredients and will look it up. Looks delicious!

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  2. Thanks Pegasuslegend.. You will get most of the ingredients in the Indian Store, let me know if you need any help with the recipe.

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  3. This looks super tasty .. I made daal kachori in a very similar way .. i don't like hing .. so i avoid that..

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  4. Thanks Kankana.. My husband keeps on saying this is daal kachori..and I say it is not.. as I add hing to it.. Funny..

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  5. This is a favorite of mine, a close second to bhatura =D

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  6. Looks really delicious :) Like many other great recipes that you have here

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  7. Thanks Eizel.. Try this sometime and let me know..

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  8. Looks so good and soul warming. I'm not familiar with some of the ingredients -are they available at a regular supermarket or a specialty store? Will need to look into it further. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Thanks LinAnn.. You can get most of the ingredients in Indian Grocery store..

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  11. These sound so good. I'm really new to making Indian food, but I love all the spices in it. This would be something I'd like to try.
    -Gina-

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  12. Thanks Gina.. Try this out and let me know how you like them..

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  13. Lovely!! :-D try my Sattu-Hing Kachori when time permits.

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