(by Dipa Bhatia)
For the filling
Moonga ji Dar (Ufri) – 1 cup
Coriander powder – 1 tsp.
Chaat Masala – ½ tsp.
For the Kachori cover
Refined flour – 1 cup
Oil – 5 tblsp.
Salt – to taste
Oil – for frying
1. In a bowl, slightly mash the moonga ji dar. Add coriander powder and chaat masala and mix well till the spices are blended well with the lentil. Keep aside
2. In a separate bowl, combine refined flour with salt, oil and water to make a soft and sticky dough. Keep it aside for some time.
3. Divide the dough also into 6 equal portions. Flatten each portion with the palm of your hand and place the moonga ji dar filling in the centre. Seal the Kachoris properly by extending the dough. Round out the Kachori and flatten it gently.
4. Heat the oil for frying on a medium flame. When hot, deep fry the Kachoris on a medium flame till they are golden brown in colour. Remove and drain off the excess oil.
Moonga ji Dar ji Kachori can be served either hot / cold (depending on personal preferences) with Dharan ji Chutney (green coriander chutney). This is a versatile snack – it can be served with any meal as an accompaniment or as a savoury snack.