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RECIPE:
Savory Snack: Hot Kachri


Here’s a quick, delicious snack that you can serve to friends and family. Seema Gupta shows you how to make it.


(Above): Hot Kachri [SILICONEER photo]
Ingredients
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 8-10 green chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp garbanzo flour or besan
  • 2 cups cooking oil

Method

Coarsely grind garbanzo beans in a blender. Make a paste of green chillies and ginger.
Add onion, chili paste, garam masala, asafetida, chana flour and salt, mix well. Make 1-inch-diameter balls and deep fry.

Serve with green chutney or tomato ketchup.


Seema Gupta lives in Fremont, Calif.


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