Monday, 29 December 2014

Bengali Style Koraishutir Kachuri (Puri stuffed with green peas)

Koraishutir kachuri or motorshutir kachuri is one of the most sought after dish for Bengalis in winter. The combination of koraishutir kochuri and aloor dum is simply irresistible. Koraishutir kochuri is basically puri stuffed with fresh green peas paste and aloor dum is a special Bengali side dish prepared from potatoes.
Koraishutir Kachuri is the poori or puri stuffed with spicy green peas
Koraishutir Kachuri with Aloor Dum


Regular flour 3 cup
White oil
Green peas 1 cup
Sugar 1 pinch
Dry roast spices (cumin, dry red chilli, cardamom, cinnamon, and clove)

poori or puri stuffed with green peas
Koraishutir Kachuri


At first boil green peas and make a paste in the mixer. Dry roast cumin seeds, red chili and cardamom, clove, cinnamon and grind it in the mixer to make a spice powder and keep aside with a lid. Now heat 1 tbsp oil or ghee in a pan and put the green peas paste. Keep stirring and add salt and a pinch of sugar. After a while, spread the freshly prepared spice powder.

Now take a large bowl and take flour, 5-6 tbsp oil, a pinch of salt and mix it gently. Now add sufficient water to make dough. Make small balls from the dough, make it shape like a small bowl, put a small portion of green peas paste and fold it. Take it in one palm and place the other palm on top and rotate it. This will now look like balls stuffed with green peas paste. Now roll the balls into circles. Do not try to make this too thin as the stuffing will come out then.

Now heat sufficient oil in a deep pan or kadai and fry the kachuris one by one till they puff up and you see light golden colour.

Serve hot kachuri with aloor dum.  I would recommend keep the last one or two pieces of kachuri to be eaten with semiya kheer. This should complete a sumptuous dinner.

To learn how to prepare Bengali Aloor Dum click here.

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