Kasturi May 16, 2017

I am very crazy for Indian snacks and love to do experiment and try different Indian snacks in various different ways. I am sure like me, there are lots of people around there who loves the snacks so much. Kachori is one of the snacks which I can enjoy anytime. It’s a crispy, spicy and tangy flavored snacks. You can make different version of Kachoris with different stuffing. But, today I am gonna share one of the delicious recipe of Dry Fruit Kachori.
As kachori is a very famous snacks from Rajasthan, In Gujarat dry fruit kachori is very famous and people make it in different ways. Compared to other kachori, Dry fruit kachori is little bit sweet in taste. Dry fruit kachori is a deep fried crispy balls stuffed with some tangy mixture of gam flour, Indian spices and coriander, sesame and fennel seeds. You can easily store this sancks for long time. Dry fruit kachori is a best teatime snacks, also can be served with the green chutney and tamarind chutney. So let’s start with this step by step recipe of Dry Fruit Kachori.

Ingredients

For Crispy Outer Layer

– 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
– Salt to taste
– 4 teaspoon oil
– Water, as required to make a dough

For Dry Spicy Stuffing

– 4 tablespoon oil
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/2 teaspoon clove powder
– 1/4 cup tamarind pulp
– 1/2 cup palm sugar
– 1/2 cup gram flour
– 1/2 teaspoon asafetida
– 1 tablespoon red chili powder
– 1 tablespoon garam masala
– Salt to taste
– 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
– 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
– 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
– 1 cup chopped cashew nuts
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
– 1 tablespoon coriander cumin powder
– 1 cup raisins
– Oil for deep frying

How To Make?

1. In a deep bowl, add all-purpose flour, oil and salt and mix them well. Knead the soft dough from it. Cover it and leave aside for 30 minutes.
2. Now, roast the gram flour till it becomes lightly pink in color.
3. Take another bowl and add palm sugar, water and tamarind.
4. in a pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil and add asafetida and tamarind mixture to it and cook it for 2-3 minutes. Then add red chili powder, garam masala, salt, sesame seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cashew nuts, coriander cumin powder and cinnamon powder to it and mix them well.
5. Now, add gram flour and mix them too. Then add raisins, cashew nuts and saut? the mixture until it becomes dry.
6. Turn of the heat and remove the pan from the heat. The stuffing is ready.
7. Once the stuffing is cool make a small sized balls from it.
8. In a deep frying pan, heat the oil on the MEDIUM flame. Divide the all-purpose flour into same equal part.
9. Make a small rolls from the dough and make a thick puri from it.
10. Now, take a stuffing ball and place it into the middle of the rolled puri and wrap the stuffing with puri.
11. Seal the puri edges with the help of slight water or oil and again shape it in a ball.
12. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough and stuffing mixture.
13. Deep fry these kachori balls in the MEDIUM-LOW flame until it turns golden brown in color.
14. Once it’s cool, store them in an airtight container and place it on the dry place.

Additional Notes:

– Instead of using roasted gram flour, you can also use sev, ganthiya.
– Using cold water to knead the dough makes the Kachori crispy. You can also use a warm water.
– Kachori’s outer layer is thick so make the puri thick, so the stuffing keeps inside it.
– Instead of deep frying, you can also bake the kachori into microwave. Just grease the kachori balls with the oil and place it into the preheated microwave for 20-30 minutes at 180 c.
– While deep frying the kachori, ensure that the oil is not over-heated. Oil should be medium heated so once you drop the kachori balls it easily come up.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes