Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Aloo Kachori / Potato Puffs

Crisp homemade pastry shells stuffed with  mint and potato mixture- a Bhatia community specialty.

Aloo kachori is a popular snack in North India, with a few different versions to suit regional tastes. When I came to Dubai, I tasted this delicious aloo kachori which is an speciality of the Bhatia community. Since then this is one of my favourite recipes, and every one at my home loves this. The addition of mint and ground pomegrante makes this special and different. These are best served with mint chutney  and date and tamarind chutney

preparation time-15 min
cooking time-20 min
yield-18 pieces

To make outer layer/pastry shell-
  • Refined flour-2 cups
  • Cooking oil-7 tbsp
  • Lemon juice-8 drops
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Boiled and mashed potatoes-4 (medium)
  • Mint leaves,chopped-1/2 cup
  • Green chilies,minced-1 tsp
  • Ginger,chopped- 1tsp
  • Dried Pomegrante seed powder-3 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1.5 tsp
  • Mango powder-1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Crushed coriander seeds-1 tsp
  • Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil-1 tsp(to add in the stuffing)
  • Cooking oil -to deep fry
  1. Outer covering/pastry shell-take a big bowl and add all the ingredients listed for making outer layer.
  2. Mix well and make a soft dough with cold water,cover and rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Knead well and make equal size balls from the dough.
  4. Stuffing- In a bowl add all the ingredients for stuffing and mix properly.
  5. Make equal size balls from the mixture,slightly bigger then the dough balls.
  6. Now dust the dough balls with refined flour and roll to make a medium thick poori.
  7. Place the  potato  ball in the centre and pull and close the poori from all sides,pinch off extra dough and make a round ball.
  8. Heat oil in a deep pan, add the kachoris on medium heat .
  9. Now lower the flame after a minute and fry the kachoris  on low heat from both  sides till golden in colour.
  10. Drain on a paper napkin to absorb the extra fat,
Serving suggestions-serve with mint chutney and date tamarind chutney


Hema said...

Love kachoris, especially home made ones, these look so inviting..

Akila said...

Looks delicious
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Chandrani Banerjee said...

Potato kachori looks yummy.

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Meena B said...

ah anjana u r so right its speciality of bhatia community and i had posted just the same dish some time in janurary i guess

hot or cold both ways it tastes yummy

Priya Suresh said...

This puffs tastes divine na, drooling here.

Meena Selvakumaran said...

hot kachoris perfect anytime.

radha said...

Looks so good. I made your nariyal kachori and I think this one is next for sure.

DivyaGCP said...

I am a recent fan of kachoris.. These looks so delicious and inviting

Lavanya T R said...

Looks just perfect and yummy
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Julie said...

yummy snack,love to grab these!!

divya said...

awesome and drooling recipe

Rumana Ambrin said...

Aunty you rock in your kitchen.. Superb snacks:)

Suja Manoj said...

Wow cute and delicious snack.

PT said...

just love them with tamarind chutney.. they are so cute and adorable..

Pari Vasisht said...

This version is new for me, looks yum and I love the Indori version of this kachori. I must post that some time.
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Nisha said...

aloo kachori, khasta kachori, mattar kachori.
you name it, i love it! :D

Suja Md said...

Kochories looks so crispy and soft...very tempting and delicicous!!