khasta moong dal kachori
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Moong Dal Kachori is a very popular snack from Rajasthan .Kachoris are  flaky/khasta deep fried poori with delicious filling that varies from lentils to onion, potatoes ,peas and much more. Kachoris are very popular snack esp in the Northern parts of India which can be enjoyed for breakfast or as snack with a cup of tea or coffee .Moong Dal kachoris are my favourite kachoris, flaky /khasta and very filling these make wonderful chaat too .
easy moong dal kachori recipe

Moong Dal Kachori can be easily made at home using basic pantry ingredients .You can make Halwai style Kachoris at the comforts of your home.This recipe is easy to follow and yeilds khasta/flaky delicious kachoris .

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for the filling 
1 cup moong/mung dal 
4  to 5 tbsp besan 
1 tbsp coriaader seeds/dhania
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1/2 tsp hing/asafoetida
3 green chillies chopped fine
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp amchur powder 
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp sugar/jaggery (optional)
4 to 5 tbsp oil 

for the dough
2 cups maida/all purpose flour
4 tbsp  oil 
water to knead 
oil to deep fry .

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Wash and soak the moong dal for 3 to 4 hours 
Drain the water and coarsely pulse it in the mixer,this is optional you could use it whole too .
Dry roast coriander seeds,cumin and fennel seeds and and coarsely crush it in a mortar pestle.
Heat a kadhai /pan add oil once the oil is hot add the chillies ,then add the cumin seeds, crushed corinader fennel seeds.

Add hing and mix .
Add the besan and mix well for few minutes until it emits nice nutty aroma.
Add the chilli powder ,garam masala  and amchur powder and mix
Now add in the moong dal and mix well
Add salt and sugar .
Cover and cook for few minutes .
Let the mixture cool then divide it into equal parts and shape into lemon sized balls.

Knead maida/all purpose flour with oil ,salt and water to a smooth soft dough .
Cover and let it sit for an hour .
Divide into equal balls .
Flatten each ball keeping it thick in the centre and thin at the edge 

Place the filling and cover to stuff and pinch to seal well.
gently Press each ball within your palms 
Heat oil to deep fry on medium low
Fry 3 to 4 kachoris at a time.
Do not touch until they float .

Fry on medium flame on both sides until golden brown.
Remove on  a plate lined with absorbent paper/kitchen towel.
Serve with green chutney ,tamarind chutney.
Store in air tight container.


how to make walnut anjeer burfi

Walnut Anjeer  Khoya Burfi is delicious Indian sweet/mithai made with Walnuts figs almonds  and khoya /Mawa and very little sugar ..Rich and delicious burfi that gets ready within 30 minutes .Perfect for celebrating festivities .This Walnut and Anjeer Khoya/Mawa Burfi is an absolute delight .Do try this Diwali ..

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If you looking out for quick and delicious Indian Mithai you should give this burfi a try ,you will love it for sure ..for some more Diwali Sweets and savories do check the below listed goodies

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250 grams mawa/khoya
1/2 cup almonds 
1/2 cup walnuts
100 grams figs
3 tbsp sugar 
1/4 cup water 
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp coco powder
2 tsp ghee

Chop the figs and soak it in water.
Coarsely grind the walnuts and almonds separately .
In a thick bottomed/non stick pan take the figs soaked in water add sugar and cook over medium flame till the water dries .
Add the powdered walnuts and almond and mix well
Add the crumbled mawa/khoya and mix stirring continuously for 3 minutes.
Add in cocoa powder ,cardamom powder and ghee and give it all a good mix.
you will see the mixture is all mixed well and browned .

Cook for few minutes till it leaves sides.
Transfer the mixture in a greased thali /tray .
Using a spatula level it .
If using warq dab on to it while it is still warm.
Allow it to cool before you slice .
You can garnish it with almonds and pista silvers too.

walnut almond burfi recipe

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