There is no need to do the preparations before hand for making potato stuffed kachoris like required for making dal stuffed kachoris. Whenever you feel like eating crusty and tempting kachoris, then just boil some potatoes, knead dough and prepare the stuffing to make kachoris. These appetizing potato kachoris are liked the most in Northern India, especially Agra and Mathura.
For Kachori Flour
Flour or wheat flour (Maida or atta) – 300 grams (3 teacups)
Semolina (Suji) – 100 grams (1 teacup)
Salt – to taste (1/2 teaspoon)
Baking powder – ¼ teaspoon
Oil – 2 tablespoon
For potato stuffing
Potato – 300 grams (5-6)
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds(Jeera) - ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder (Dhaniya) – 1 ½ tea spoon
Green chili – 2 (chopped finely)
Ginger (Adrak) – 1 ½ ” piece
Dry mango powder (Amchoor) – ½ teaspoon
Garam Masala – ¼ tea spoon
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Oil – for frying
How to make Kachori Recipe
Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker. We will make dough for kachoris by the time potatoes are boiling.
Sift flour and semolina, add salt, baking powder and oil and mix well with hands.
Knead soft dough with lukewarm water (like the one for making chapattis). Cover and keep aside for half an hour.
Peel boiled potatoes and break in small pieces. Heat oil in a small karai (wok). Add cumin seeds in oil. When cumin seeds crackle, add coriander powder, green chili, ginger, salt and potato. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Make lemon sized balls from dough. Place one ball on your palm, flatten with fingers. Gently press the centre of the kachori with your thumb, add 1 to 1 ½ teaspoon of potato filling and seal the ends in shape of a Kachori. Press between palms. Roll gently with a rolling pin. Make all kachoris in this fashion.
Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying. Deep fry kachoris on medium flame. Turn while frying till they turn brown on both sides.
Place kachoris on napkin on a plate. Fry all kachoris. Serve hot kachoris with green and sweet chutney.