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Friday, March 18, 2011

Koraishutir kochuri

Koraishutir kochuri or matar ki kachuri.. come winters and this fellow would elegantly march from Ma's kitchen to our dining table. Koraishutir kochuri was and still is a must for every winters. We three basking in the winter sun , shelling green peas and chitchatting .. gone are those days.. staying at US I am deprived of this pleasure. I mollify myself by making and then devouring the kachuries.
I start with a cup of frozen peas. Once defrosted coarsely grind them with some green chillies and a little peeled ginger. Do not make the paste too smooth, keep it coarse. Now in a kadhai heat a spoon of oil. Add a pinch of hing to it. Now add the grounded peas. Add a little dry roasted cumin powder. Keep stirring till water from the mixture evaporates and it becomes dry. Remove from flame.
For the kachouri.. knead maida with a pinch of salt , a pinch of sugar and little of oil or ghee and water of course. Make a smooth dough. Make small balls of the maida dough. Fill a ball with the peas stuffing and seal it. Roll into puris. Ma's trick: do not roll the puris too big as the stuffing may come out, keep them small and cute. I used a plastic sheet to roll them into puris. Now comes my hubby's scientific idea(he being a physicists). You do not have to roll the stuffed balls. Just keep it inside the plastic sheet and press with your palm. They would be perfectly round and not even a little stuffing would come out.Now fry the puris on medium flame, my hubby did the honor for me.. Enjoy with pickle or chatni.


shruti said...

absolutely yum!!!!!

tathagata said...

ami banate tanate parbo na .. gele khete dite hobe :)

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