Urad Dal Ki Kachori with Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

For Kachori Dough

2 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp salt

For Kachori Filling

1 cup dhuli urad dal, soaked for 5-6 hours

2 green chillies, chopped

1 inch ginger, finely chopped

¼ tsp asafoetida

2 tsp fennel powder

1 tsp mint powder

2 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

For Aloo Tamatar Sabji

1 tbsp ghee

1 tsp cumin seeds

¼ tsp asafoetida

4 cloves

2 bay leaves

3-4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

¼ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

2-3 green chillies, chopped

5-6 medium potatoes, boiled

Salt to taste

1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

1 tsp garam masala

Coriander sprig for garnish

Process

For the dough

  • Add whole wheat flour and salt to a bowl, mix well. Add cold water as required and knead a soft dough.
  • Cover and set aside for 20 minutes.

For Kachori Filling

  • Add dhuli urad dal, green chillies and ginger to a blender jar and grind to a coarse mixture.
  • Add asafoetida, fennel powder, mint powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and form a filling mix.
  • Divide the prepared kachori dough into equal portions and roll into lemon sized balls.
  • Roll these lemon sized balls into a disc and stuff with the prepared filling, roll back into a ball and flatten out with a rolling pin. Repeat the process for the entire dough.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, deep-fry the prepared kachoris till they turn crisp and golden brown.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper and set aside till in use.

For Aloo Tamatar Sabji 

  • Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and saute till fragrant.
  • Add asafoetida and mix well, saute for a few seconds.
  • Add cloves and bay leaves, saute till fragrant.
  • Add in the tomatoes, saute for 2-3 minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix well and cook till the oil separates.
  • Add green chillies, mix well and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add in the potatoes, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add some water (as required) and cook on simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Add garam masala, mix well and simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.
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