Let us help you out with another delicious and mouthwatering recipe of Motor Shutir Kochuri. This recipe will serve 3 to 4 kochuris.
For the dough
- 3 cups of Maida or all purpose flour
- 2.5 to 3 tablespoons of ghee or oil
- water as required
- salt as per taste
For the green peas stuffing
- 1 to 2 cups of fresh or frozen green peas
- 1 tablespoon besan or gram flour
- 1 to 2 green chillies finely chopped
- 1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 whole green cardamom
- 1 or 2 pinches of garam masala powder
- a pinch of Hing or asafoetida
- 1 to 1.5 teaspoon oil
- sugar as required
- salt as per taste
- oil for deep frying
Method of Preparation:
- Take a bowl, add the maida, salt and ghee. Now mix it and knead it to a soft and smooth dough by adding water in intervals.
- Once the dough is ready, cover it with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 30 to 45 minutes at room temperature.
- In a small bowl, take out the peas from the pea pod, or if you are using the frozen ones, make sure keep them out of the refrigerator for 5 minutes and let them defrost.
- Wash the peas thoroughly and then grind them into a semi-coarse consistency without adding any water.
- Now, heat some oil in a kadhai and at a low flame, add all the spices one by one. Fry them for 2 to 3 seconds and then add the ground peas, salt and sugar to it.
- Stir continuously and saute the mixture for 3 minutes. Add the besan and keep on stirring for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Once complete, bring down the stuffing in a bowl and let it cool at room temperature for some time.
- When the stuffing has cooled, make small balls out of it and keep aside. Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying.
- Make lemon-sized balls from the dough and keep it covered with the wet cloth. Take one ball and flatten it with the help of your palm.
- Apply oil on both sides of the ball and using a rolling pin roll the ball to a 3 inches diameter circle. Place the stuffing at the centre and bring all the edges of the dough and press them together.
- Apply some more oil and roll it to a circle of 4 to 5 inches. To check if the oil is prepared for frying, drop a small piece of dough into the oil and if it starts frying, then the oil is ready for cooking.
- Gently drop the kochuri in the hot oil and with the help of a slotted spatula apply gentle pressure on it, to help it puff. When one side puffed, turn the kochuri and fry it on the other side.
- Once your kochuri appears crispy and in a golden creame colour, remove it from the kadhai with the help of the slotted spatula and place it on a kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
Now your Motor Shutir kochuri is ready to eat. Serve it with aloor dum or cholar dal.