Yesterday was a hot day, I had to be out for a pretty long time. I craved for some chilled thing back home. It is for quite sometime I was planning to prepare Dahi Poori. Just back from the afternoon heat, I was tired, yet went ahead with it. I felt it will give me some respite from the heat. Those who stay in tropical countries, they will echo my words. As I have said earlier, my food preferences have also undergone changes in the recent years. I have started to love more of fruits, chaats and different kind of veggies. Fish.... I will always be in love with.
I largely followed Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe while doing it. For the home made crispy kachoris I went through few recipes earlier too. I was happy that I could make the crispy kachoris at home. Doing something from scratch is very satisfying. Below is the recipe of Dahi Kachori with stepwise pictures.
INGREDIENTS :[for the kachori]
Semolina : 1cup
Refined Flour : 2tsp
Salt : 1/4spoon
Baking Powder : A pinch
Oil : 1tsp + 50ml[to fry]
Water : As Required
INGREDIENTS :[for the filling]
Potato[boiled] : 2
Bengal Gram[boiled] : 1/2cup
Plain Yogurt : 1cup
Green Chutney : 1/2tsp in each kachori
Date Chutney : 1/2tsp in each kachori
Roasted Cumin Powder : 1tsp
Roasted Coriander Powder : 1tsp
Chilli Powder : A pinch on top of each kachori
Chaat Masala : A pinch on top of each kachori
Sev : 1/4tsp for each
Sugar : 1tsp
Salt : As required
Coriander Leaves[chopped] : 2tbsp
Prepare a hard dough using the semolina, refined flour, salt, baking powder, oil and water.
Roll into small puris as seen below.
Heat oil in a wok. Fry the puris till crisp. They look as this.
Let them cool. Make a hole in each in the middle.
Mash the boiled potatoes adding salt, cumin powder and coriander powder.
Beat the yogurt with the sugar. Take all the ingredients in separate bowls as below.
First fill the puris with mashed potato, then the boiled Bengal Gram chana, green chutney, date chutney, yogurt, sev, red chilli powder, chaat masala, chopped coriander leaves. They look as this.
Refrigerate for sometime and serve chilled.