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Singhare Ki Kachri Recipe

Kachri is a famous street side delicacy from the by-lanes of Uttar Pradesh. Learn how to make Singhare Ki Kachri Recipe in few simple steps
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: kachri recipe, singhare ki kachri
Servings: 6
Author: Hina Gujral

Ingredients

  • 500 gram Singhare water chestnut
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp asafoetida hing
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • an inch piece of ginger peeled and grated
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • To make Singhare Ki Kachri, wash the water chestnut.
  • Pressure cook water chestnut along with salt for one or two whistle over medium heat. Turn off the heat. Let the steam release naturally from the pressure cooker.
  • Now it becomes easy to remove the outer peel of water chestnut. Collect the pale white pulp in a separate bowl.
  • Add salt, chili powder, cumin powder over the boiled water chestnut. Nicely mash it using the potato masher.The mashed water chestnut will be similar to stuffing for Aloo Paratha.
  • Heat butter in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat.
  • Now add asafoetida, grated ginger and green chili. Saute for few seconds or till the aroma of ginger is released.
  • Add mashed water chestnut and roast over low heat till the mixture turns pale brown in color and starts leaving sides of the pan. Keep stirring the mixture while it is roasting. Slow cooking is the trick behind making the perfect Kachri.
  • Once the Kachri is nicely roasted a pleasant aroma is released. The taste and texture of the mixture is also refined. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  • Before serving drizzle lemon juice, sprinkle chopped coriander and pour a teaspoon of melted butter on top.
  • Serve Singhare Ki Kachri warm with coriander chutney.