I am right now visiting my parents after more than a year in Kolkata, East of India and have a long list of food items that I would like to eat and savor before leaving for Amsterdam in no time. And Koraishutir Kochuri is one of my favorites with Aloo’r Dom (Bengali Style Potatoes). Winters are the best season for fresh green peas and making dishes out of such seasonal veggies are an absolute favourite.
This is my maa’s recipe and a fail proof one as well as mother’s know everything.
Koraishutir Kochuri (Green Peas Stuffed Puffed Bread)
In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil and temper cumin seeds, carom seeds and asafoetida. Saute this on low flame for few seconds. Add the green peas (thaw well is using frozen).
Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli to this and mix everything well. Add salt and sugar and let this cook together for 10 minutes on a medium flame with occasional stirring.
After 10 minutes, check for seasoning and mash the peas well for using this as the main stuffing. Let this cool while you work on the flour.
Knead all purpose flour with some salt, water and oil well. Don't add water at one go, keep kneading and add water incrementally. It should be of the consistency of poori.
Divide the kneaded flour into 20 small portions. Roll them into 4 cms diameter. Add the 1 scoop of stuffing in the centre and seal the dough.
By adding some loose flour or oil, roll the dough into flat bread. Ensure that the stuffing doesn't spill out of the dough. Roll with care
In a heavy pan, add the oil and let it heat suitable enough for frying.
Add the rolled, stuffed dough into the oil and fry it on both sides. Apply very little pressure while frying on each side to ensure both sides are puffed.
Repeat this for the rest and transfer it to a plate lined with tissue to soak the oil.
Serve this hot with Aloo'r Dom (Bengali style Potatoes with Green Peas curry).