Instead of traditional fried kachori, this winter let us try baked pastries from almost similar ingredients.
- 2 cups fresh green pigeon peas (green lentil or tuvar)
1/2 cup green peas fresh
- 1/2 cup coconut shred
- 1/4 cup green chilli paste
- 1/2 cup sugar
- salt per taste
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 200 gm butter
- 1/4 cup cashew pieces
- 1/2 cup poha
- 2 cups of whole Wheat flour
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- In a mixing bowl, add, flour, 150 gm butter and bread crumbs.
- Add salt to taste and knead a soft dough out of it.
- Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
- Take it out and roll it flat with rolling pin in.
- Brush it with butter and fold a nice square.
- Wrap it again in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for another 30 minutes.
- In a food processor, make coarse paste of green beans and lentils.
- In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil.
- Add chilli paste, and peas and salt to taste
- Roast it for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add sugar, poha, coconut shreds, nuts and garam masala.
- Roast it for another 10 minutes until lentils are completely cooked.
- Your filling is ready.
- Take out the dough from refrigerator and again roll it with rolling pin.
- Brush it with butter and fold it and gain place in refrigerator.
- After 30 minutes, Take out the dough roll it flat and cut into square thin pieces for the outer layer of pastries.
- Now in the square pieces, add the filling in the middle.
- Fold each sides over each other brushing water on the sides before the fold.
- Make the folds so that filling is secure inside the layers.
- Preheat the oven a 375 degree F.
- In a baking sheet, place pastries distant from each other and bake them until golden in colour. For almost 8 to 10 minutes.
- Your warm and fluffy pastries are ready to be served.
- You can use filling of your choice for your pastries. I sometimes use spicy paneer and bell pepper fillings
- Also, you can add cheese to these pastry fillings to make it kids friendly.
- You can use pastries without any fillings for warm breakfast recipes. Just that when you use butter after rolling the layers, double the quantity of butter. This will make it more layered and fluffy.