Matar kachori & Paneer Tarkari

Amazing Matar kachori and Paneer Tarkari recipe by Food Fusion #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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Prepare Matar Kachori:

  • Matar (Peas) ½ kg
  • Water 1 & ½ Cup or as required
  • Cooking oil 1-2 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 2 tbs
  • Adrak (Ginger) chopped ½ tbs
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp
  • Ajwain (Carom seeds) ½ tsp
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ¼ tsp
  • Chaat masala ½ tsp
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) chopped 1 & ½ tbs
  • Lemon juice 1 tbs
  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 2 & ½ Cups
  • Sooji (Semolina) 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs
  • Lukewarm water 1 Cup or as required
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs
  • Cooking oil for frying

Prepare Paneer Tarkari:

  • Cooking oil 3-4 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) pureed 1 Cup
  • Tamatar (Tomato) pureed 1 Cup
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Chicken powder 1 tsp or Chicken cube 1
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Water ½ Cup or as required
  • Paneer (Cottage cheese) small cubes 250g
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) sliced 3-4
  • Kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tsp
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 2-3 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) 1 tbs (optional)


Prepare Matar Kachori:

In a saucepan,add peas,water & bring it to boil,cover & boil on medium flame until tender (approx. 8-10 minutes),strain & let it cool.

In a chopper,add boiled peas & chop coarsely & set aside.

In a frying pan,add cooking oil,onion & sauté for a minute.

Add ginger & mix well.

Add coarsely chopped peas & mix well.

Add coriander powder,red chilli powder,salt,cumin powder,carom seeds,turmeric powder,chaat masala,green chillies and lemon juice,mix well & cook for 2-3 minutes & let it cool.

In a bowl,add all-purpose flour,semolina,salt & mix well.

Add cooking oil & mix well.

Gradually add lukewarm water & knead until soft dough is formed,cover & let it rest it for 20 minutes.

Grease hands with oil & knead the dough again until smooth.

Divide the dough in two parts.

Take one part,roll the dough with the help of greased hands & cut small portions with the help of cutter.

Take one portion,make a ball & roll out with the help of rolling pin.

Add 1 tbs prepared pea filling in the center of rolled dough,gather all edges,press and seal then flatten & roll out gently with the help of rolling pin (makes 18).

In a wok,heat cooking oil & fry kachoris on medium low flame from both sides until golden brown.

Prepare Paneer Tarkari:

In a wok,add cooking oil,onion,mix well & cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add tomato pureed,mix well & cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add salt,turmeric powder,cumin powder,red chilli powder,chicken powder,garam masala powder,mix well & cook for 2 minutes.

Add water,mix well, cover & cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add cottage cheese & mix well.

Add green chillies,dried fenugreek leaves,fresh coriander and butter,cover & simmer on low flame for 2 minutes.

Serve matar kachoris with paneer tarkari.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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