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Green Peas Kachori / Karaisutir(Peas) Kachuri/(Deep fried bread stuffed with green peas)

Green Peas Kachuri/Karaisutir Kachuri

Green Peas Kachuri/Karaisutir Kachuri

“The food is essential for our soul”….The “FOOD”is not that which is only being taken by our mouth. According to The Bhagavad Gita food has been associated with the five senses: Touch for the skin, smell for the nose, sound for the ear, sight for the eyes and taste for the tongues.

Why I am telling you all this because whenever I make this Karaisutir(Peas) Kachuri(Indian Bread) ,I always feel that these kachuri touch my five senses….. 🙂 The Bengali delicacy Karaisutir Kachuri (Green Peas Kachuri)seems so difficult to make…but after 1 or 2 trial you can master it …believe me..:) …And this delightful dish will touch your soul with fresh flavor of seasonal peas.

Green Peas Kachuri/Karaisutir Kachuri

Green Peas Kachuri/Karaisutir Kachuri

 Ingredients:

For The Dough:

Whole Wheat Flour-2 cup
White flour -1 cup
Salt-to taste
Oil-1 tbs

For The Filling:

Green Peas-1 and 1/2 cup
1 tbsp chickpea flour(besan)
Green Chilly-2(you can reduce it to 1)
Ginger-2 tbsp
Cane Sugar-1/2 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder-1/4 tsp
Salt-to taste
½ tsp oil
Oil-For Deep Frying

Procedure:

For The Dough:

1. Mix flour, salt and oil.
2. Add enough water to make firm dough.
3. Keep on kneading it until soft and elastic.
4. Divide it into equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.

For The Filling:

1. Grind green peas, ginger and green chilly along with little water to a coarse paste.
2. Heat oil and add the paste.
3. Add salt, cumin powder and sugar.
4. Keep on stirring the mixture until it becomes dry and is completely cooked.
5. Allow it to cool and divide the mixture into equal portions.

Preparing The Kachoris:

1. Roll each ball into a small circle.
2. Place the filling in the centre and bring all the edges together and pinch to seal.
3. Roll out the stuffed ball into a flat disc. Roll it gently otherwise the stuffing will come out of the dough.
4. Heat oil, drop the rolled out disc and fry until both sides are golden.
5. Serve hot along with Alur Dum

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Grind the green peas with ginger green chilly.Cook with the spices until the mixture is dry.

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Divide into equal portions.

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Roll a ball into a small disc and place the filling in the centre.

karaisutir-kachuri

karaisutir-kachuri

Bring all the edges together and pinch to seal.

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Roll it into a thin disc.Deep fry until golden and serve with Alur Dum.

Serving: Make 25 Kachuri

Nutritional Information:
12 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138.8
Total Fat 2.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.1 mg
Sodium 63.4 mg
Potassium 62.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 5.0 g
Vitamin A 2.8 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 1.8 %
Vitamin C 12.2 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 1.4 %


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Yellow Split Mung Dal with Sugar Sanp Peas(Cheam-er Mung dal)

Yellow Split Mung Dal with Steamed Rice

Yellow Split Mung Dal with Steamed Rice

After finishing a pile of work today, I was feeling lazy to cook the meal.But at last I have managed to cook a simple meal for my family. The yellow split Mung dal is a food that has been used for detoxifying purposes for thousands of years in both Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine. Yellow mung dal are green mung beans that have been hulled and split. This easily digestable legumes combined with green veggie and spices, helps balance all three doshas ,Vatta Pitta and Kapha. Mung dal is high in fiber, low in saturated fat and sodium, and contains no cholesterol.

yellow-split-mung-dal

yellow-split-mung-dal

Another ingredient is Sugar snap peas which are delicious and very easy to cook. Unlike snow peas, we can use whole parts of these peas.

Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas

Yellow Split Mung Dal with Sugar Snap Peas

Yellow Split Mung Dal with Sugar Snap Peas

Ingredients:

½ cup yellow split Mung dal
½ cup Sugar Snap Peas /Cheam(Wash and pull strings from peas)
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp ginger paste
¼ tsp white cumin seed
1 green chili
½ tsp salt
½ tbsp vegetable oil/olive oil
3 cups of water

Preparation:

  1. Wash the dal and peas and give it a two whistle with 1 cup water.
  2. Heat the oil in a Kadai(woak)and add cumin seed and green chili and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Then add ginger paste, and stir for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the boiled dal and peas to the woak.
  5. Add the remaining water and turmeric powder and salt.
  6. Let the dal on the medium flame for 10 minutes.
  7. Your dal is ready now.
  8. Serve with steamed rice and stir fried potato.
  9. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50.2
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.1 mg
Sodium 157.7 mg
Potassium 15.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 1.0 g
Protein 2.0 g
Vitamin A 7.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 0.3 %
Vitamin C 34.1 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 2.3 %


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Stir Fried cauliflower and Potato with Nigella seeds :

stir fried cauliflower and potato

stir fried cauliflower and potato

Hey Friends,How are you?It’s the time to enjoy the chill weather and the winter gifted vegetables which I love the most.:)

Yesterday when I made the stir fried Crisp and mildly spiced  cauliflower and potato stir fry ,it was finished within 10 minutes with roti by my kids.It is so easy to make but yet very filling.

You can add peas for give it a good colour. Here I add nigella seed(black cumin seed) with some zeera(white cumin seed) for extra flavor and reduced chili make this kid friendly.

White and black cumin seeds

White and black cumin seeds

Nigella seeds are small, aromatic black seeds and gives my dish an extra touch of goodness.

The black seed helps against all types of cold ailments and helps to reduce cold and cough. Nigella or black cumin seeds are extremely good for your skin, hair and immune system.

Stir fried cauliflower and potato with whole wheat roti(tortilla)

Stir fried cauliflower and potato with whole wheat roti(tortilla)

 Ingredients:

1 medium cauliflower (cut into small pieces)

2 medium Potato(cut into small pieces)

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 green chili.

½ tsp nigella seed

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Preparation:

Heat the oil in a nonstick pan.

Add the cumin seeds and stir for 2 minutes.

Add the vegetables and all spices

Stir fry for 15 minutes on medium flame.

Once cooked, cook on very low till the water evaporates.

Serve it with roti or steamed rice .

Nutritional Information:
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141.3
Total Fat 3.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.1 mg
Sodium 641.6 mg
Potassium 880.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.6 g
Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
Sugars 1.2 g
Protein 4.7 g
Vitamin A 0.6 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 31.9 %
Vitamin C 146.3 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 2.8 %