Tuesday, 26 February 2013

100th post | Green peas kachori and spicy dum aloo | SNC challenge 5 | Kukskitchen

Hello dearies, its that time of the month again. I can't believe SNC challenge has reached its 5th month. I was so gutted last month as due to work-related reasons I couldn't participate in the Jan challenge. I am so glad I finally made it to this months challenge. Better late than never eh? And what better time to post this recipe than my 100th post :-)

Also, a special thanks to Divya for understanding my circumstances and not kicking my humble-self  out even though I couldn't complete last months challenge. :-)

You guys who follow my blog knows excatly what this challenge is about. Just in case some of you are visiting my blog for the first time, here is a snap shot of what has happened in the SNC family till now.

As you can see, the recurring theme is that the south team wins hands down. he he. What say north team????????


Kadha ithu vare/ The story so far

Challenge Year Month Northern team Southern team Winner 
Recipe Challenger Recipe Challenger
SNC-1 2012 October Mysore pak  Divya Prakash Bhel Puri Chat Shruti Dhingra  Northern team
SNC-2 2012 November Adhirasam Yashodha  Gulab Jamun Pallavi  Southern team
SNC-3 2012 December Medu Vada Sherin Deepu Misal Pav Meena Bhatia Southern team
SNC-4 2013 January Vadakari Ramya  Ghewar Manjula Bharath Southern team
SNC-5 2013 February Green Peas Kachori &Spicy Dum Aloo Sanoli Paal Kozhukattai Tamil Wait and see

Sanoli, thank you for challenging us southerners with such a yummy combo.  Here is how I made it.



1- Baby Potatoes-10 small

2- Oil-3 tbsp

3- Hing/ Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
    Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp
    Fennel Seeds-1/2 tsp
    Bay Leaf-1

4- Grated Ginger-1 tsp
    Green Peas-1/2 cup
    Green chillies -2, chopped
5 - Tomato-1, chopped

6- Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
    Cumin Powder-1/2 tsp
    Coriander Powder-1 tsp
    Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
    Sugar-1/2 tsp
    Garam Masala-1/2 tsp

7- Water - 1/4 cup

8- Coriander Leaves-2-3 tbsp
    Yogurt -3/4 cup
    Salt-to taste
    Water - enough to make a gravy


- Pressure cook potatoes for 3 minutes after the first whistle. This gives you firm yet cooked through potatos. Peel their skins off and fry them with 1 tbsp oil until golden turning sides often. Takes about 3-4 minutes.

- Heat oil in a pan and add (3) and saute. Now add (4) and saute till ginger is not raw anymore. Add (5) followed by (6). Saute well.

- Add 1/4 cup of water, cover and cook until the peas are done.Add yogurt and saute to mix well.

- Now add the crispy potatoes and enough water to make a gravy. Add salt and cover and cook until the gravy thickens. Serve hot with green peas kachori.


(Makes ~ 6 kachoris)


1- Flour-3/4 cup
    Salt-to taste
    Oil-1 tbsp
    Water - enough to make a dough

2- Ghee-1/4 tbsp

3- Green Peas-1 cup
    Green chillies-1, chopped
    Water - 1 tbsp

4- Hing/ Asafoetida-a pinch
    Grated Ginger-1/2 tsp
    Sugar-1/2 tsp
    Roasted Cumin Powder-1/4 tsp

5- Salt-to taste

6 - Oil- enough to deep fry


- Grind (3) to a coarse paste.

- Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and add (4). Keep on stirring till the mixture turns dry and is completely cooked. This should take 4-5 minutes.

- Allow to cool and divide the mixture into 6 equal portions.

- Mix (1). Add enough water to make a firm dough.Knead well to get the gluten out and the dough turns stretchy/elastic.

- Divide into 6 equal portions, make balls of each portion and press them to a small circle. Place the filling in the center, bring the edges together and pinch to seal. Roll the stuffed balls into discs taking care not to spill the stuffing, a bit like making aloo paratttas.

- Deep fry until both sides are golden, takes 30 seconds to cook each side.


- A dry peas stuffing is essential for an easy roll.
- I omitted the yogurt in the dum aloo recipe to suit my taste and it was so yum.


The dum aloo was the best potato recipe me and my hubby have had ever. It was so yummy, it will feature on our dinner table many many more times in the years to come. Thank you Sanoli. The peas kachori was a hit too. It is amazing how the dry peas paste melts in your mouth to give such a brilliant taste.


  1. This makes me drooling look at the aloo....yummm

  2. Congrats on ur 100th post n perfectly made kachoris with dum aloo...

  3. Congrats on your 100 th post.This green peas kachori and dum aloo becomes our favourite now..

  4. yummy sherin sis:)super and nice clicks:)well done:)

  5. congrats on ur 100th post sherin... love ur recipes... the kachori looks really yum...

  6. Congrats on ur 100th post dear, and wish u many many more.
    kachori looks yummilicious.

  7. Nice one sherin... delicious...

  8. congrats for the 100th post dear...keep rock...kachori looks so delicious...

  9. congrats on your 100th post sherin.
    your kachori and dum aloo is perfect

  10. hi dear,
    congrats on your 100 th post..kachori and dum aloo looks delicious

  11. Wnderful recipe ...
    Im really honoured to provide u wid the Liebster Blog award..
    Do accept it..& pass it on..

  12. Congrats on the 100th post!!
    Peas kachori and dum aloo looks delicious.. Very inviting!!

  13. looks yummm and congo on your 100th post dear :)

  14. Makes me drooling all over again, esp ur aloo...Plz do check out mine if u have time

  15. Wow congrats on your 100th post Sherin I was the first to come here but couldnt cpomment as the pop up was blocked... anyways cong doc /:) wish u many more posts and success!!!! :) btw well made dear, just in time... :) hope you enjoyed the combo!

  16. congrats on 100th post kachori and alloo are tempting

  17. Thank u so much my dearies for the lovely comments.

  18. Congrats on your 100th post...Looks delicious..yummy..

  19. congrats on your 100th post... wishing many more celebrations to come... and this is a delicious combo of dum aloo and kachori - nice
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  20. Sherin - i have a Liebster award for you at my space, pls collect it:)


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An excited mum, a  responsible doctor , a friend's friend , a thankful daughter, a thankful sister and a passionate singer,  an enthusiastic cook, food writer and food photographer . That's me in a nut shell.

A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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