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Hinger Kochuri ( Asafoetida Kachuri) and Aloor Tarkari (Potato Gravy)

Sumitra Chowdhury
0 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1/2 cup Urad dal
  2. 2 Green chillies
  3. 1 tsp Ginger paste
  4. 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  5. 1/4 tsp Nigella seeds
  6. 1/4 tsp Fennel seeds crushed
  7. Salt to taste
  8. 2 cups All purpose flour /Maida
  9. 4 medium size Potatoes
  10. 1 Tomatoes chopped
  11. 2 Green chillies slit
  12. 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
  13. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  14. 2 pinches of Asafoetida
  15. 1/2 tsp Sugar
  16. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  17. 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  18. 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  19. 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  20. 2 cups Oil


  1. For the Hing Kachori dough:-take all purpose flour in a mixing bowl, add salt and 2 tbsp oil. Mix well.
  2. Add little water at a time and start kneading the dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  3. The dough has to be semi soft. Keep covered for 30 minutes.
  4. For the Stuffing, wash and soak the dal for an hour or more.
  5. Drain the water and grind it to a paste with the green chillies. Avoid adding too much water while grinding.
  6. In a non stick pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add nigella seeds and fennel seeds, once they start to crackle then add in the hing.
  7. After few seconds add the ginger paste, sauté for few minutes, add the dal paste and salt.
  8. Cook on a low flame and stir continuously till the dal has dried up and it starts to form a dough.
  9. To make the Hing Kachori:-Take a tennis ball size dough and flatten it on your palm, make a dent in the center of the dough and add a lemon size stuffing.
  10. Bring the sides of the dough together to cover the stuffing and roll to make a smooth ball.
  11. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  12. Heat enough oil in a kadhai/ wok for frying.
  13. Lightly oil your rolling surface and the rolling pin.
  14. Place the stuffed dough ball on the rolling surface and roll the dough into a flat circle.
  15. Slide one kachori in the oil. Fry till golden or light brown on each sides. Take it out on a paper towel and serve hot with Aloo tarkari (Potato Gravy)
  16. For Aloo Tarkari:- take the potatoes and boil it, peel the potatoes and cut potato into 4 pieces.
  17. Take a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil. Let it heat. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  18. Add green chillies and asafoetida. Sauté for a few seconds.
  19. Add the ginger paste and sauté for another few seconds.
  20. Add the chopped tomato, salt, sugar, garam masala powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  21. Stir and add 1/4 cup water. Let it simmer till the masalas have cooked well.
  22. Add the potatoes and mix it, add 1 cup water and let simmer for 10 minutes.

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Ankit Kumar Gupta   Sep-14-2016


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