Hinger kochuri or hing/Asafoetida kachori with potato curry.
A famous breakfast dish of Bengal. Hing or asafoetida flavoured split black gram or udad dal stuffed deep fried flat bread.
Usually served with chholar dal or chana dal aloor dom or potato curry. Everyone love the strong aroma of hing or asafoetida in the stuffing. For me its a perfect Sunday breakfast.
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Sharing an easy way to make this delicious aromatic savoury snack. I am sharing my mother’s recipe today. To retain the strong aroma of hing or asafoetida I have also added little hing in the dough as I heard from my maa. She always followed such small tricks in her cooking.
In Bengal you can get this delicious kachori in every roadside food stall.
I have served it with a potato curry. No not dum aloo its a delicious spicy no onion garlic potato gravy made with crumbled boiled potato. You can serve it with any bread, luchi or puri or paratha.
You can make the dough with half refined flour and half whole wheat flour. But for taste better to make it with maida or refined flour.
Split black gram or udad dal – 1/2 cup
Hing or asafoetida – 1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds or saunf – 1 teaspoon
Mustard oil – 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
ginger – 1 inch piece, grated
Green chilli – 1-2
For the dough
Maida or refined flour – 1 cup
Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Water – 1/3 cup or as require
Oil for deep frying
For potato curry
Potato – 4 large, boiled
Tomato – 3, chopped
Green chilli – 2 – 3
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Hing or asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
1. In a large bowl mix refined flour or maida, salt and oil. Mix well.
2. Now add 1/4 teaspoon hing and add water slowly. Don’t mix all the water in one go.
3. Knead well. Make a smooth dough. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
4. Soak fennel seeds or saunf in little water for easy grinding.
5. Drain the water from soaked split black gram. Wash again and drain the water.
6. Mix grated ginger, green chilli and soaked fennel seeds.
7. Add very little water if require. Grind altogether.
8. Don’t make too smooth. Mixture should be lightly coarse. But if it becomes smooth don’t worry. It will also fine.
9. Heat mustard oil in a nonstick pan.
Add hing or asafoetida.
10. Now add the ground mixture.
Add salt, sugar and cumin powder. Mix well.
11. Fry the mixture till it comes together and becomes like a dough. And raw smell goes away. You can smell the nice aroma.
12. Taste and adjust salt. If the strong aroma of hing or asafoetida is missing add little more hing. And mix well. Remove from heat.
13. If you want your stuffing more spicy, then you can add 1 teaspoon bhaja moshla and mix well. Get the bhaja moshla recipe here.
14. Let the mixture cool down.
Make small balls from the refined flour or maida dough. You can make 9 – 10 balls.
15. Roll the dough into a small disc with the help of little oil.
16. Place one teaspoon full split black gram or udad dal stuffing in the middle.
17. Bring the edges together and close the ball.
18. Seal the edges well.
Stuff all the balls like this.
19. Press gently and place the stuffed ball sealed side down.
20. Roll the balls gently with rolling pin. Don’t roll these too thin.
21. Heat sufficient oil in a pan or wok.
Slid the rolled kachori in the oil.
22. Press gently with a slatted spatula. When the kachori puffed up turn over and fry the other side too.
23. Remove from oil. Fry all the kachori in this process.
1. Peel and crumble the potatoes with your hand. Don’t make smooth paste, just crumble them.
2. Grind tomatoes, green chilli and ginger into a smooth paste.
3. Heat oil in a pan.
Add cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
4. Add hing stir and the ground tomato paste.
5. Add Cumin powder, coriander powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
6. Saute till oil leaves the sides.
Add crumbled potatoes and salt. Mix well.
Fry for a minute.
7. Add 2 cup water and mix well.
8. Let it boil. Now reduce the flame. Simmer for 7 – 8 minutes. Stir occasionally.
9. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more water if require to make gravy.
10. Take out the curry in a serving bowl. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves.
Serve with hot hinger kochuri or hing kachori.
1. Increases or decrease the chill according to your taste.
2. You can add 1/4 cup whole wheat flour or atta with refined flour for the dough.
3. If you are adding whole wheat flour or atta with refined flour add 1/2 teaspoon salt in the dough.
4. You can serve the kachori with dum aloo, chana dal or any spicy curry.
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