Friday, February 1, 2013

Greenpeas Kachori with Spicy Dum Aloo /Koraishutir Kochuti R Aloor Dam~~SNC Challenge

Do i need to talk about the successful monthly event called 'SNC challenge', i can talk about this event for a whole day, actually this event is started by one of the most sweetest blogger of this virtual world,she is none other than Divya Pramil of You Too Can Cook. The motto of this event is to exchange an Indian recipe between two teams. One team is Southern team (bloggers  born and brought in South India) and the another one team is Northern team (food bloggers born and brought in North India). Every first of a month, a blogger from each team will challenge a recipe from their origin and the opposite team have to cook the recipe challenged by the other team. If you are like me,a South Indian by birth obviously you wont have any idea of many traditional dishes from North India, obviously this event will definitely motivate you to cook and taste those unknown famous North Indian foods.

Today morning, the first thing i did is to check my mail to know wat was our this month's SNC challenge, thank god Sonali challenged us with my favourite deep fried fritters called 'Greenpeas Kachori with Dum Aloo', i have already tasted kachori with green peas and dum aloo apart but never together, definitely this kachori with dum aloo is a wonderful chance for us to taste this fabulous Bengali delicacy challenged by the wonderful Sanoli while Southern team challenged the northern team with Paal Kozhukattai, a recipe challenged by Tamilarasi, every South Indians would have definitely tasted this lil rice dumplings in sweet coconut milk atleast once in a while, its quite a traditional sweet we do quite often during Ganesh Chathurthi or else sometime for our evening snacks.

Thanks to both Sanoli and Tamilarasi for being this month's hosts and am sure both teams will have definitely a wonderful time in cooking these both challenges. Since i have all the ingredients for the greenpeas kachori and dum aloo, just finished making them and enjoying while writing this post. I just skipped my lunch as i could resist tasting this yummy food,enjoying this beautiful kachoris with flavourful and fingerlicking dum aloo. Sanoli, am loving this combo dear, if you would havent challenged us with this recipe,i would have never thought of combining this both together. Thanks a ton. 

For Green Peas Filling:
3cups Green Peas (frozen)
4nos Green Chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Sugar
1tspCumin powder
1tbsp Clarified Butter/ghee
Salt to taste

For Kachoris:
3cups All Purpose Flour /maida
1/2 tsp Salt
4 tbsps Oil 
Oil for Deepfrying

Grind the green peas with green chillies with few drops of water as coarse paste.

Heat the ghee, add the asafoetida powder,fry and add the grounded green peas paste in it, add now the ginger paste and mix everything nicely.

Now add the cumin powder, salt and sugar to the paste and stir continously until the excess water evaporates.

Once the mixture is almost dry,put off the stove and keep aside to cool completely.

Take the maida,salt and oil in a bowl, knead to a smooth and stiff dough with enough water and keep for half an hour aside.

Divide the dough and the already prepared green peas paste as equal balls.

Roll a dough ball as a small disc, place a green peas ball and seal the edges tightly, roll it gently as a circle with a rolling pin, be careful not to press much so that the filling will come out.

Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying, once the oil is hot, drop gently the already rolled kachoris and fry until the oil stops bubbling.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel and repeat the same process until the dough and filling gets finished.

For Dum Aloo:
10nos Baby Potatoes
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1 Bay leaf
1/2cup Green Peas
4nos Green Chillies (chopped)
1no Tomato (big & chopped)
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1tbsp Ginger paste
1tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
1/2tsp Sugar
1/2tsp Garam Masala
2tbsps Coriander Leaves(chopped)
3/4cup Plain Yogurt (thick)

Wash and pressure cook the baby potatoes, once they get cool,peel the potatoes.

Heat oil in a pan,fry the baby potatoes until they turns brown, remove from the oil and keep aside.

To the same pan, fry the bay leaf,asafoetida powder,cumin seeds,fennel seeds until they turns brown;

Add in the green peas and fry for few minutes, add now the chopped tomatoes,green chillies and fry for few more minutes.

Finally add the turmeric powder,coriander powder, ginger paste,chilly powder and salt, cook until the oil separates from the spices.

Now add the sugar,already fried potatoes and cook for 3minutes, add the thick yogurt to the potatoes,cook everything for 5minutes and put of the stove,finally add the coriander leaves.

Serve hot the green peas kachori along with spicy fingerlicking dum aloo..


  1. I haven't done any Kachori looks great

  2. OMG!!! Priya akka epadi ipadi elam kalakuringa... So fast n so smart akka... Hats off to u... n kachori n dum aloo looks so so yumm and wish i will be there to have....
    Show your styles to the world Begins!!!

  3. aks this is super quick, you are a rock star.... I am defeated :P.... intha range la ponna north team neejamavae rombo pavam

  4. Wow! Looks delicious..super fast..

  5. OMG! I am drooling are super fast Priya. Absolutely delicious kachoris with dam aloo. Hats off to your effort dear...

  6. Perfectly made Priya...:)awesome . Nice pics too. Its a winter special combo in Bengal.

  7. kalikitinga ponga.looks yummy .nice combo.

  8. fantastic the light green specks in kachoris.

  9. Wow! That kachoris look delicious!

  10. Ahaaaaaaaaa Akka u are rocking as always..But today this is such a super fast entry and wow what an awesome work..Loved the click!!! Great work akka :) I dnt have words to praise your effort, but hats off!!! And thanks for those lovely words, I feel so motivated akka :) Thanks!!

  11. wow...That is one mouthwatering & irresistible combo!!I have never tasted them together..Will definitely try it soon!!!
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  12. That's a different combination, would love to try this..

  13. Can't take my eyes off the kachoris ...lovely click Priya !

  14. the green color looks fab,yummy ones..perfect for the weather!!

  15. அதுக்குள்ள செய்து போஸ்ட் போட்டாச்சா,கலக்குறீங்க ப்ரியா..

  16. Perfect preparation...I always admire ur talents sis...

  17. Nicely done !!its our one of the main item we make during winter :)

  18. wow thats a mouthwatery combo..

  19. Looks yummy..perfect shapes..

  20. Very tempting kachoris Priya...

  21. akka.kalakitinga.lets rock southern team.yummy and we enjoyed ur presentation.

  22. That was super fast! Awesome work and they look great! Can't wait to try them now :)

  23. priya di as always ur super fast in recipe making..ur kids r so lucky.n this is just Wow very very tempting

  24. priya u so muchhhhhhhhhh for this dedication..such a quick rock dear..!! have to learn discipline frm u :)

  25. Mouth watering kachoris...looks very delicious Priya.

  26. yummy and tempting !!! absolutely gorgeous pics !!

  27. Super fast and gr8 reply for the challenge. Looks so appealing to the eyes. I wonder it must have been a super hit.

  28. Kachori makes me hungry:) yummy post!

  29. yum yummm they are really mouth watering!!

  30. OMG....this is amazing...not jus the dish but the way u manage to cook the delicacies daily....ur family is for sure lucky.......kachoris look delicious

  31. Hey Priya!
    loved this photograph.. tempting food!

  32. I salute your perseverance. You can cook just about anything and do it beautifully so.

  33. That is like poori masala on steroids ! :) How very tempting and a very nice initiative to exchange recipes and try them out.

  34. wow you are toooo fast and this combo looks so yummy and awesome clicks dear :)

  35. Woohoo! Stuffed anything is appealing and when deep fried, ah!
    Now, I have tasted kachori not the same as u have here) and Dum aloo, but never together. What a taste explosion!
    Looks Fantastic.

  36. shappa..., eppdi ippdiellam ivallavu vegama. That was super duper fast. I have not seen the challenge and here you have already finished it. Both are looking nice

  37. I really amazed seeing your post for SNC challenge..Super fast dear..Excited to try it..

  38. wow super fast in completing the challenge, so tempting kachoris, loved it!!!

  39. Super fast train kuda thothudum unga kitta.. Super and I loved ur presentation..Priya..andha plate aa apdiye inga konjam parcel pannugalein..

  40. OMG!! this is one of my most favs....drooling here. Looks super tempting.

  41. This is super fast and katchori tempts me to try it soon. nice presentation
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  42. aiiyoo what is this? do u have magic wand or some genie helping u
    how do u manage to make everything so superfast eh

    serious if u have those magic things can u hand them over to me
    i need help here

    bt wow u did it so well and so fast and now u give me idea i wud also make combo wud make full meal

    sano what a dish yaar love it

  43. Hey Priya ...
    Super woman, tempting :-)
    Great work !!!!!!!!!

  44. excuse me Priya, where can I get the application form to apply to this event.

    Kidding..., I know I am not an expert as you guys to get an admission now... :)

    The theme is very good, in a short time you can learn a lot of north Indian recipes. The question is whether you will forget the South Indian recipes ;)

    Amma says it is the magic within the hands that gives the food an extra taste and not the kind of recipe or the addition of ingredients. Not sure on that, but I love whatever she prepares. She is the best cook I have ever seen around...

    I did not get the privilege to taste the recipes you prepare, so I used "I have seen around"...

    I appreciate your effort of continuously writing posts, I tried but I am not successful in it. As my boss says, you need to have a passion to get involved, it is that my passion keeps on changing ;)

  45. Wow ,what a delicious Combo ! Kachori and Dum aloo look phenomenal. You have done a great job with this challenge.

  46. OMG I so want to grab a plateful now and I would love to enjoy this meal :)

  47. super it is so tempting i tried it today

  48. Lovely recipe

  49. Priya, you have changed the meaning of the word 'Quick' You are quicker than quick!!! And yes I am late in commenting!!!:):) Great challenge and you have done an awesome job!

  50. ohhhhh that is super tempting!!! and you have done it so quickly!!! yum yum!!!
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  51. wow beautiful looking puri must try it soon.

  52. Priya,
    I tried the dum aloo and it turned out great! thanks!!

  53. Sooper delicious and sooper fast.. Hats off priya:)

  54. Of course this was perfect for the weather Priya and your dish looks delicious! Just working on the drafts to join in! :-)


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