Are you an Indian too if you are not fond of stuffed street food, especially kachoris? Delhiites and people from other cities, who have come to Delhi even once, can’t resist the roadside Moong Dal Kachori in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi and if you are already mentioning it, we have brought it to you. Healthy home recipe.
Easily available in almost every nook and corner of the country, Kachori is a spicy deep fried snack made from all purpose flour. The crispy hollow ball is usually stuffed with a variety of ingredients as a filling, but there is nothing quite like the moong dal stuffing in Chandni Chowk.
Love Chandni Chowk’s Moong Dal Kachori? Try this healthy recipe at home and thank us later.
Ingredients for Kachori:
30 grams whole wheat flour
30 grams jowar flour
salt to taste
1/4 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp olive pomace oil
Ingredients for Filling:
30 grams yellow moong dal
1 inch ginger
1 green chili
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp coriander powder
tsp cumin powder
tsp red chili powder
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
Method to make Kachori:
Sieve wheat flour, jowar flour, salt, baking soda and add 1.5 teaspoon olives olive pomace oil to it.
Knead a soft dough using water as desired, cover it with a muslin cloth and keep it aside.
Soak the moong dal for about an hour. Sieve and grind coarsely with ginger and green chilies.
Heat oil in a pan and add coarse lentils, ginger, chilli, asafoetida, coriander powder, cumin, red chilli powder and fennel.
Cook till the moisture dries up, add lemon juice and mix well. Roll out small puris of the dough and fill the stuffing of moong dal and flatten them slightly with the help of palms.
Bake/air fry the prepared kachoris and serve hot with mint chutney.
(Recipe: Nutritionist Namami Agarwal)
The jowar flour used in this recipe is rich in fiber and antioxidants, which aid in healthy digestion. Moong dal is rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and minerals.
The oil used is olive oil, which is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K and has 80% monosaturated fatty levels that can lower cholesterol levels. It has a very high smoke point which makes it suitable for everyday Indian cooking.