Anda Kachori or Egg Kachori is our latest blog post for the Ramadan week that we are celebrating here on Kalimirch. These Kachoris stuffed with spicy egg filling not only tastes delicious but are a treat to eyes as well. Serving them as a snack on your dining table for Iftar parties will definitely fetch you rave reviews from your guests.
Reminiscing my food journey, I will have to admit, unlike many foodies who swear by eggs, eggy taste has been an acquired taste for me. As a child, I detested eggs and my discipline loving Mom who never withdrew facing my food tantrums had silently accepted my uneasiness for eggs and never cooked it for me. Being a Konkani, I grew up eating fish and the only eggs that I could convince myself into eating were fish eggs.
Life never comes easy and desperate situations calls for desperate measures. When I moved out from Mumbai to a new city for my first job, the first weekend came in as a rude shock for me. On weekdays, I would reach early in my office campus and have every meal in the cafeterias. That first weekend, I found out that I had to sort out all my meals for those two days starting from that morning breakfast. I peeked inside the refrigerator and found almost a dozen eggs and a pack of bread that my roomie had bought last evening. It was that eventful morning I realized what’s the favorite breakfast for bachelors and bachelorettes in India.
I had to reach out to my Mom that morning and ask her to dictate few egg recipes over a telephonic call. She narrated me in her quivering voice, trying to choke back the tears. The first egg recipe ended up being a disaster right from the moment I cracked open the egg for the first time. Though that scrambled egg was a distasteful mess, but served with soft rolls it wasn’t less than any exotic breakfast served on a five-star hotel menu. I have come a long way since then. My affinity to eggs and the egg preparations in my food-diary have both increased many-fold. It’s one of my favorite breakfast recipes and egg curries served with steamed rice are my comfort food. You would find quite a number of recipes on my blog that I make using eggs and as if that wasn’t enough, I went a step ahead and tried quail eggs and duck eggs too.
Today’s recipe is the snack recipe that doesn’t not require any elaborate preparation. You can make it for your kids evening snacks or just for your own me-time on a lazy afternoon when you don’t wish to slog in the kitchen and would prefer spending your afternoon reading your favorite novel or binge-watching your favorite series. I like this recipe not just for its taste but for its cute appearance too! These little round beauties are surely the show stealer appetizer in your next house party or family get-together! Do try and let us know your experience in comment section below!
- 1½ Cups=200gms Plain Flour
- ½ tsp Carom Seeds
- Cooking Oil
- 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
- 2 Green Chilies-finely chopped
- ½ tsp Crushed Peppercorns
- 1 tsp Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
- 1 tbsp Raisins-finely chopped
- We will now knead dough with plain flour. Use a large flat dish. Add Plain Flour, Add Salt, Carom Seeds and 1 tbsp hot Oil. Mix the ingredients with your palms. Rub the flour between your palms
- After all the ingredients have mixed well, add water and knead into dough. Add some water and knead. Do not add too much water. Plain flour dough is ready. We have used ½ Cup water for kneading. Apply some Oil and knock the dough for some more time. Stretch and Pull the dough. Apply Oil 3-4 times and stretch and pull. After knocking the dough for 4-5mins, it's ready. Cover and let it rest for 10 mins.
- Let's prepare the egg stuffing. We will start with grating the boiled eggs. Use medium side of grater. Add Salt to taste, crushed peppercorns, chopped coriander leaves, chopped Chilies, chopped raisins and lime juice and mix well.
- Sweetness of raisins adds into the flavor of these Kachoris. You can also add red chili powder, dry mango powder and chat masala powder as per your taste buds
- Egg stuffing and Plain flour dough is ready. Pull a small lemon sized portion from dough. Flatten this ball between your palms. Give it a shape of a bowl. Press and stretch at the edges to give it a shape of a bowl. Put a spoonful of stuffing into this bowl. Gradually bring in the edges to the center. You can seal it like a Modak.
- Shape into roundels. Kachori is ready. Similarly, make all the Kachoris. In this measurements, we can make 12-15 Kachoris.
- Let's fry Kachoris. Heat Oil in a large Pan for frying. Heat Oil on high heat and then lower the heat while frying Kachoris. Gradually lower the Kachoris in hot Oil
- Always fry on low heat. Fry until Kachoris become golden brown in color. We have fried Kachoris from all sides for almost 5 mins. Remove from Oil. Similarly fry all Kachoris
- Yummy Kachoris are ready. Let's serve them hot
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