The Plausible Solution...

I am an Indian... and although I don't believe in geographical boundaries, but a Rajasthani at that. I say that because we are a blessed race. We have awesome things selling at every nook and corner of our state, called by the name kachori. Most of my food connoisseur friends will vouch for that and so will my aching stomach. This amazing, mouth watering snack is supposed to have originated in the state of Rajasthan and so we make it best! :D ... Yeah, I am bragging a little here but who won't, when he has seen people almost fighting their lives away to get hold of a piece at the halwaai stores. These stores promote a healthy and unbiased environment where people getting down from a Mercedes behave in the same way as the people on bicycles - it is heart touching to see the cultural, social, economical biases going away in a flash! 

I just contributed towards our economic growth by stuffing myself with 2 onion kachoris. I paid for them, and increased the money flow in our nation.
Maybe someone never thought of it, but this amazing snack is a solution to all the world problems, but sadly, only if we could have kachoris made in every street around the globe. The world would be such a better place. First things first, it will promote vegetarianism, and thus solve many of the equilibrium problems. Also, as soon as the fried kachori comes in the hands of the achiever, they start gorging on it immediately. So, no paper/plastic plates are used and thus it promotes a healthy environment, at the most old newspaper cut outs are used which again encourage recycling. Moreover, the white and black, rich and poor, wealthy and humble, everyone stands in the same queue to get their hold on these gram flour/moong daal manifestations. Thus, it helps solve the problem of racism, discrimination and cultural biases. 

Also, too much of deep fried food causes impotency and thus more kachoris in the world can help us curb the evil of population explosion. Instead of useless and bulky schemes that government devises, it should work on distribution of kachoris across the nation to each and every living soul. Maybe Anna Hazare should have opted to send a packet of kachoris to 10 Janpath, and the magic of this enslaving snack could have helped passing Lokpal Bill. Also, terrorists across the globe should be sent huge amounts of kachoris as a peace message and this scrumptious meal would have helped us get rid of terror forever.

On advantages of kachori, I could write volumes... but it is better to close it now. However, the need of the hour for the governments around the world is definitely to open more and more halwai stores in every area, which will also solve the problem of unemployment. May peace and kachoris prevail! May we have a healthier world!

I close with the recipe of this amazing snack – ... :)

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Makes 12 servings


For The Dough (crust)
2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup
 melted ghee
1/2 tsp

For The Filling
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram),
soaked for 4 hours
1 tsp
 cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp
 asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp
 ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp
 chilli powder
1 tsp
 garam masala
1 tbsp
 dried mango powder (amchur)
2 tbsp
 besan (bengal gram flour)
3 tbsp
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying
For the dough (crust)

1.    Combine all the ingredients and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water. Knead very well for 5 to 7 minutes.
2.    Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and keep covered under a wet muslin cloth.

For the filling

1.    Drain the soaked moong dal. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
2.    When the seeds crackle, add the drained moong dal and sauté for a few seconds.
3.    Add the ginger-green chilli paste, chilli powder, garam masala, amchur powder, gram flour and salt and stir for 5 to 7 minutes till the masalas are cooked.
4.    Cool and divide into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into an even sized round and keep aside.

How to proceed

1.    Roll out each portion of the dough into a 50 mm. (2") diameter circle.
2.    Place one portion of the filling mixture in the centre of the rolled dough circle.
3.    Surround the filling mixture with the dough by slowly stretching it over the filling mixture.
4.    Seal the ends tightly and remove any excess dough.
5.    Roll each filled portion into a 62 mm. (2½") diameter circle taking care to ensure that the filling does not spill out.
6.    Gently press the centre of the kachori with your thumb.
7.    Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make 11 more kachoris.
8.    Deep fry the kachoris in hot oil over a slow flame till golden brown on both sides. The kachoris should puff up like puris. These take a long time to fry as the crust is thick and needs to be cooked on the inside also.
9.    Cool and keep aside or store in an air-tight container.


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