Recipe for Tasty and Crispy Paneer Matar Kachori

Crispy Paneer Matar Kachori
Tasty and Crispy Paneer Matar Kachori

This is a Recipe for making at home crispy Paneer Matar Kachori. The Paneer-Matar Kachori is a tasty and delicious snack, which makes the use of Paneer and Green Peas as the main ingredients along with a freshly prepared Garam Masala. This Kachori, which is a filling snack can be serverd for breakfast or as a tea-time snack, it is also a suitable snack for kitty and cocktail parties.

The Marathi language version of this Kachori recipe can be seen here – Matar-Paneer Kachori

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 10-12 Paneer-Matar Kachori

For the Stuffing
½ Cup Paneer
½ Cup Green Peas (boiled)
3-4 Green Chilies (chopped)
7-8 Garlic Petals
½ Teaspoon Aniseed
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
1Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
Salt as per taste

For the Covering
1 Cup Refined Flour
1 Tablespoon Cornflour
1 Tablespoon Oil (hot)
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying the Kachori

For the Tadka
1 Tablespoon Oil

Crispy Paneer Matar Kachori
Tasty and Crispy Paneer Matar Kachori

For the Stuffing
Boil the Green Peas and mash them. Grind the Garlic, Ani Seeds and Green Chilies. Shred the Paneer.
Heat the Oil in a Kadai and add the grounded Masala and saute for a minute or so and then add the shredded Paneer and saute for a minute. Then add the Green Peas, Garam Masala, Salt, Red Chili Powder, mix it well and cover the Kadai with a lid and cook for two minutes on a slow flame.

For the Covering
Mix the Refined Flour, Corn flour, Salt and hot Oil and prepare a thick Dough and keep it aside for 30 minutes. Then prepare 10-12 balls from the Dough.

Roll the Dough Ball in to Puri size shapes and insert a tablespoon of the mixture into it and close the Puti and roll it slightly to get it into a Puri like shape. Prepare the remaining Kachori as per the same procedure given above.

Heat the Oil in a Kadai and deep-fry the Kachoris until they turn brown and crispy.

Serve the Kachori hot with Tamarind Chutney or Tomato Sauce.

By Sujata Nerurkar

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