Matar Karanji / Stuffed Green peas Dumpling

This Recipe is free from :

 

☐Wheat

☒Peanuts

☒tree nuts

☒dairy

☒casein

☒soy

☒egg

☒sesame

☒fish

☒shellfish

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Ingredients - 

 

For covering - 

 

  1. Whole wheat flour - 1 cup

  2. Ajwain / Caraway seeds - 1 Tsp

  3. Salt to taste 

  4. Vegetable oil - Hot - 2 Tsp

  5. Water - ¼ cup


 

For Stuffing - 

  1. Matar / Green Peas - 1 cup

  2. Freshly grated Coconut - ¼ cup

  3. Vegetable oil - 1 TBSP

  4. Cumin seeds - 1 Tsp

  5. Hing powder - ¼ Tsp

  6. Curry leaves - 4-5

  7. Ginger-Garlic - green chilies paste - 1 TBSP

  8. Turmeric powder - 1 Tsp

  9. Garam Masala - 1 Tsp

  10. Coriander - cumin seeds powder - 1 Tsp

  11. Salt to taste

  12. Lemon juice - 2 Tsp

  13. Water - 3-4 TBSP

 

For Assembly - 

 

  1. Oil for deep frying.

Method - 

 

For Covering -

 

  1. In a pot add whole wheat flour , ajwain seeds , salt to taste. Add hot oil. Mix well , till the flour when squeezed holds shape. Add water , little at a time and knead into a soft dough. Brush with oil . Cover and keep aside for 30-40 minutes.

 

For Stuffing.

  1. In a pan add oil . Once hot , add cumin seeds , hing powder , curry leaves and ginger-garlic-green chilies paste. Saute for a minute or two.

  2. Add freshly grated coconut and mix well. Add garam masala , coriander-cumin seeds powder , turmeric powder and mix well.

  3. Add fresh green peas and mix well. Add water 2-3 TBSP . Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

  4. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix well. Let the mixture cool down completely.

 

For Assembling -

  1. Take a small lemon size ball of dough. Roll it into a round disc. Size of a puri.

  2. Fold disc into half. Fill in the stuffing.  Brush the edges with water and seal them together. This way, prepare all karanji’s.

  3. Heat oil in kadai for deep frying. Once hot , deep fry all karanji to a nice golden brown color.