The monsoon season is right around the corner. The season has already started to show the way across several states of India. Since it is almost that time of the year when we gorge on our favourite fried delights - from piping hot pakodas to flaky samosas and to even potato crisps - we have a special recipe that will just tantalise your taste buds. We are talking about simple yet delicious pyaz ki kachori! Deep-fried, golden, flaky and stuffed with spices, kachoris are a famous north Indian street food that is enjoyed all over the country, throughout the year.
Round, flattened balls made of flour and filled with a mixture of moong dal or urad dal, salt and other spices, Kachori is famous throughout the country and is eaten in specific ways in different parts. For instance, in Uttar Pradesh, it is a popular breakfast item and is generally eaten with aloo ki sabzi and raita. As per various food historians, kachori was originated in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. A typical Rajasthani kachori is filled with a spicy mix of moong dal and urad dal. But over the years, we have seen a variety of kachoris making us drool over the different type of stuffing which is equally delicious!
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Pyaz kachori is one of the most popular ones out of all. A traditional snack from Rajasthan, pyaz kachoris have transcended many borders with its spicy filling of onions, kalonji, bay leaves, coriander leaves, garam masala, green chillies and fennel seeds. It is believed to have been first originated in Jodhpur before becoming popular in almost every nook and corner of neighbouring states.
Here we have a quick and easy pyaz kachori recipe that you can try at home too. Find the recipe of pyaz kachori here.
In this recipe, a mixture of spices like coriander seeds, asafoetida, Kashmiri red chilli powder, black salt, chaat masala and garam masala are sautéed with onion and potatoes. It is then stuffed in dough balls made of maida, ajwain and salt before frying till golden brown.
It is a fuss-free, quick and delicious recipe to try at home when you have unexpected guests at home. More than that, it is perfect for the upcoming monsoon season! Pair it with tantalising sonth (saunth) ki chutney and you are all sorted for a yummy treat! You can find the recipe for sonth ki chutney here.
Try it at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.