Saturday, 16 August 2014

Potato Kachori For Fasting (Vratki Kachori)

This batata kachori is a nice alternative for people who keep weekly fast or vrat. It is savory tea time snack also.  




हि पाककृती मराठीतून वाचण्यासाठी इथे क्लिक करा.  



Yield- 12 kachori


Ingredients:

  • Potatoes, boiled- 4 med. (or 250 gm)
  • Arrowroot or sabudana (sago) flour - approx ½ cup (as much required to make a soft dough)
  • Red chilli powder- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder- ¼ tsp
  • Fresh coconut, scraped -  ½ cup
  • Cashew nuts- 2 tbsp 
  • Golden raisins (sulatana, manuka)- 2 tbsp
  • Chopped green chillies, finely chopped or crushed- 2
  • Cumin seeds -½ tsp
  • Sugar- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Ghee- 2 to 3 tsp
  • Groundnut oil or ghee- as required for frying.

Method:
  • Soak cashew nuts in water for 1 hour. Then cut into med pieces.
  • Mash or grate boiled potatoes.
  • In a bowl, add mashed potato, salt, cumin powder, chilli powder and arrowroot flour. Mix well and knead into a soft dough.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and saute crushed chilli and cumin. 
  • Add cashew nuts and saute a while.
  • Add  scrapped coconut  and raisins. Saute for 2 minutes. Add sugar and salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Divide the dough and make small lemon sized balls. 
  • Grease your palms ,and take a small ball of potato mixture ,and flatten it or give shape like katori. 
  • Stuff with coconut mixture and seal properly, and roll in  sago or arrowroot flour.
  • Deep fry these kachori's on medium heat till golden brown in colour. 
  • Drain on a tissue paper.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or sweet curd.


Notes:

  • These kachoris should be served hot otherwise they become soft and tastes bad.
  • You may add chopped fresh coriander in stuffing. 
  • You can use sweet potato, arbi (taro root) or raw banana instead of potato. 
  • On non-fasting day, you may use corn flour instead of arrowroot flour.
  • You may shallow fry them also. But before shallow frying, lightly press on your palms and give them kebab shape. 
  • You adjust the sugar quantity as your like. You can use more sugar. Because this kachori known also sweet kachori.
  • You can add juice of half lemon. 


1 comment:

  1. Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)
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