Thursday, May 28, 2015

Green Soybean Kachori

             Go Green!!!! For those who love to eat green beans in any variety. Today I am going to share a recipe about Green Soybean Balls. "Green Soybean Kachori".
It"s similar to Tuver  Lilva Kachori. I just made variation of Edamame instead of Lilva(Piogeon Pea). It's even more yummy and healthy too. Green soybean is also known as Edamame. Edamame bean is immature green soybean in the pod. Usually found in the cuisine of China, Japan, Indonesia, Hawaii and Korea. They served boiled or stemmed salty pods. Edamame are also perfect for to go snack. The bean itself are very low in sodium. It is also a great source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Thiamin, Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron and so many other great Minerals.

          I used frozen Edamame for this recipe. I peeled off pods of Edamame and used only green beans. You can use green soybean directly. We can find them in any grocery store at frozen area. Get ready to taste a heavenly good "Kachori":)  So let's start.....

Ingredients:
For Kachori;
*1 cup All purpose (Maida)flour
*1 tbls  Besan(gram) flour
*2 tbls oil
*4 tbls water or adjust the water as required
Salt as taste.
For Stuffing;
*3 cups of crushed green soybeans.
* 3/4 cup crushed or shredded coconut
*1/4 cup oil for cooking 
*Pinch of turmeric powder
*Pinch of Asafetida powder
*1/4 tsp mustard seeds
*1/4 tsp sauf( funnel seeds)
*2 tbls green chili and garlic paste
*1 tsp cinnamon and clove powder
*1 tbls raisins
*1/4 cup chopped cilantro
*1 tbls sesame seeds
*1 lemon juice(adjust according to taste)
*2 tbls sugar
*Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Method:
For Kachori Dough:::: Take big bowl. Mix all purpose and besan flours very well. Add salt and oil in it. Knead it into a dough using water. Cover it and set it aside while get ready for stuffing.

For Stuffing:::: If you are going to use Edamame, peel  off all the Edamames and use only green soybeans. Crush the green soybeans in food processor. And keep aside. Crush coconut also in food processor.
Heat the pan and add oil in it.
Add mustard seeds and .asafetida powder
Add green chili and garlic paste. Saute for a minute.
Add crushed soybeans and stir well.
Add crushed coconut, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, cinnamon and clove powder, salt and funnel seeds and raisins. Stir and saute for at least 6-8 minutes.
Add chopped cilantro. Mix well.
Add sugar and lemon juice (adjust your taste). Mix well.
Don't forget to have some and taste it, always adjust ingredients according to your taste.
Turn off stove. And let it cool down.
Once it's cooled down, make balls according to your size(make little smaller then golf  size balls) keep aside.
Now make small balls from dough too.
Roll the dough balls in round shape like small puri. Roll it thin.
Take stuffing ball and place in center.
Take edges of the dough and wrap it around and cover it properly.
Pinch out the excess dough.
Shape it like perfect ball.
Repeat this and make all Kachoris.
Heat the oil in frying pan.
Fry all the Kachoris until light golden brown.
       Serve them hot or room temperature with cilantro chutney or ketchup.
        To insure good health: eat lightly, eat green and eat variations:)=
        Trust me once you make this variation of Kachori, you will not get back to original ones...


   Take good care of yourself till next time.