Koraishutir kochuri is bread that is stuffed with a pea filling and fried in hot oil. This meal is of Bengali origin and can be eaten as a snack or breakfast. Green peas are a source of fiber and antioxidants. Fiber helps in free bowel movement while antioxidants help to prevent damage caused by free radicals to cells. This in turn helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases and some cancers.
This recipe is pretty simple to make. In this article we will find out how korashutir kochuri is prepared.
150 grams of maida/all-purpose flour
3 grams of salt
7 grams of sugar
15 grams of vegetable oil
75 grams of warm water
150 grams of green peas
¼ teaspoon of kaalo jeere/nigella seeds
½ teaspoon of cumin powder
¼ teaspoon of coriander powder
3 pieces of green chillies
4 grams of salt
3 grams of sugar
10 grams of vegetable oil
½ teaspoon of asafetida (hing)
Oil for frying
What Korashutir Kochuri Can Be Served With
This dish can be served with cholar dal, alor dum, yoghurt or chutney.
- Kadai/deep pan
- Slotted spoon
- Paper towel
- Add maida, salt, sugar and 15 grams of oil in a large bowl. Add warm water and knead it for about 5 minutes. Cover the dough and leave it for 30 minutes.
- Wash the peas and boil them till they soften. Then drain away the water with a colander and put them in a grinder.
- Add the green chillies, salt and sugar. Grind them till a paste is formed. You can add a little water to facilitate grinding. When this is done, set aside.
- In another bowl, add ginger, cumin powder, coriander powder and 1 tablespoon of water to form a paste.
- Heat 10 grams of oil in a pan and add in nigella seeds and asafetida. Next, add ginger, cumin and coriander paste to it and fry for about 2 minutes.
- Add the ground peas and pan fry for about 6 minutes. This should be done on medium heat till the mixture dries and forms a lump around the spatula. Keep this filling aside for some time.
- Reach for the dough and divide it into lemon sizes. Take them one by one, flatten them with your palm and apply oil on both sides of it.
- Put the dough on the rolling board and roll it into a circle of about 3 inches in diameter.
- Now, put the filling in the middle of the dough, bring the edges together and press down to seal it. Roll the stuffed pastry into a circle of about 5 inches.
- Heat oil in a pan. When the oil gets heated, drop the kochuri slowly into it. Use a slotted spoon to apply a little pressure on the kochuris while they are frying. This will make them puff up.
- When it puffs up completely, the oil will stop sizzling. When this happens, turn it over and let the other side fry.
- Fry until the kochuris assume a creamy golden colour, then remove from the oil and transfer them onto a plate lined with a paper towel.
- It is ready to serve now. Enjoy!