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Balance health and your monsoon cravings with this delicious recipe for baked kachoris

Fulfil your monsoon cravings with these baked kachoris without feeling guilty about harming your health.
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No indulgence like kachori in the rain! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 20 Jul 2021, 11:31 am IST
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The monsoon season is here! Well, let’s just say that this season and cravings for fried foods go hand in hand. Who doesn’t like noshing on some samosas or pakoras? When it’s raining, these favourite snacks with a hot cup of tea is the perfect blend of the weather. Aren’t you salivating? So we are! But there’s no denying that fried foods can wreak havoc on your health.  

But ladies, we’ve got something for you that you can have to fulfil your monsoon cravings without the guilt. This time around, it’s baked kachoris! This perfect crunchy dish is the healthiest brunch idea to satiate your cravings while taking care of your health. Unlike the traditional method, we are not going to deep fry them in oil but bake them.

So, without further ado, let’s get to the recipe!

Also, read: Indulge in Yasmin Karachiwala’s chatpata sweet potato recipe without any guilt

Ingredients you’ll need for baked kachori

– 50 gms urad dal powder

– 3 tsp red chilli powder

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– 6 tsp dhaniya powder

– 4 tsp fennel powder

– ¼ tsp hing (asafoetida)

– 1 tsp yeast

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– 250 gms wheat flour

– 2 tsp sugar

– Water

– Salt to taste

– 1-2 tsp oil

Here’s how you can make baked kachori
Let’s start with the filling first:

Step 1: Take a bowl and put urad dal powder in it. Start adding water proportionally and knead it well. Leave it for 30 minutes, and ensure that it has swollen up and dried. 

Step 2: Now, add red chilli powder, dhaniya powder, fennel powder, salt, hing, and add warm water to make the filling soft. 

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Now, let’s get to making the kachoris:

Step 1: Put wheat flour in a bowl and add sugar, water, and yeast. Mix the ingredients well. 

Note: Add sufficient water and knead the ingredients to make a stiff dough. Cover the bowl with cling film and let the dough rest for at least an hour. 

Step 2: When the dough becomes dry, add little oil to it and start making patties by stuffing the centre with urad dal filling. 

Tip: Press these patties gently and roll them into small puris. Ensure that the edges are thinner than the centre. 

Step 3: Spread oil on a baking tray and bake the patties in a preheated oven at 160 degrees.  The kachoris should have a crisp and light golden brown colour. 

The kachoris are prepared, ready to be served, and enjoyed.  

So, ladies, try this recipe to enjoy a healthy and delicious snack over a hot cup of tea, this monsoon. 

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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