Indians love kachoris but my health freak buddies want a healthy twist to the traditional Indian snack, which is typically deep fried and uses maida. Since maida is drained of all good nutrients, it is only empty calories, so make better choices by opting fir a healthier alternative. Whether you are looking for easy baked atta kachori recipe or Atta besan ki kachori, here's an easy healthy snack for diwali. the atta khasta kachori can be enjoyed as is like mathri or filled with a filling of your choice. Since it's festival time and you want to make snacks in advance, this baked atta kachori with besan filling stays good for days. So let's get right into this easy healthy diwali snacks recipe.
To begin with, you will need to prepare the filling.
1 cup-atta/whole wheat flour
1/4 cup- besan/chickpea flour
2 tbsp ghee/oil for dough
1 tbsp oil/ghee for stuffing
jeera/cumin seeds, methi dana/fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, red chili whole
seeds and nuts of choice
2 tbsp jaggery powder
Start by roasting curry leaves, jeera, red chili whole, and fenugreek seeds. Add besan or chickpea flour and roast for a few minutes. Next we will add oil or ghee to speed up the process and make the filling a little easier to absorb. You need oil for that purpose.
Add seasoning, like oil, nuts and seeds of choice. Remove from flame once besan is roasted.
Let's make the atta kachori cover with a cup of whole wheat flour, salt, and oil or ghee. Please check the atta besan kachori ingredient list in description.
You may add ajwain or carom seeds too. Add water and gather the ingredients into dough. Do not knead. Cover and keep aside for 10-20 min.
Now preheat airfryer to 180 deg c for 5 min. you may make baked atta kachori recipe in airfryer or oven. In fact, you may roast kachoris like litti as well.
Knead for 1 minute. It should be smooth and pliable dough , which should not be hard.
Make small balls. Flatten with hands. Add the filling and close all ends. remove excess dough and flatten gently. Now roll with a rolling pin gently. Place all kachoris in airfryer basket.
Bake or airfryer khasta atta kachori for 12-15min at 180 deg c. Mine were done in 12 min in airfryer. If you are baking kachoris in oven, they will take longer - up to 20-22 min.
Check if browned, else bake kachoris a little longer.
Let atta kachoris cool down before checking the crispness. They puff up beautifully if you do the shaping right.
I hope this easy and healthy diwali snack recipe idea interested you. If it did, what are you waiting for? You won't get an easier diwali special recipe than this. Try it out and share your experience. Do not forget to share the recipewith family and friends. Please encourage everyone who thinks of health to join Ravneet Bhalla's bandwagon. let's learn to practice healthy living ideas. Take care. See you soon with yet another healthy recipe.