Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack is a delicious snack made with whole wheat flour with few added vegetables. 

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

Being a mother of two young boys, I am under constant demand for snacks. Snack is a word that scares me and especially with the winter break coming soon, this will be the word I will be constantly hearing. This Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack, is nothing like any routine snack that I usually make. It is close to being called Pakora, but is crispier than Pakoras. It was a pleasant surprise to find a vegetarian recipe from the North East cuisine, especially from Assam.

When I was the doing the ‘Indian Food odyssey’, where we cooked from different Indian states in alphabetical order, the North East states posed a big threat to the vegetarians. I made ‘Bhendir Sarson‘ for Assam, which was an Okra subzi cooked in Mustard paste. After that, this is my second recipe under the Assamese cuisine and I was glad to find it in Jolly Makkar’s site.

I made this recipe for the ‘Recipe Swap Challenge’ where we are paired with another Food blogger and get to try a recipe from each others blog. This month I am paired Jolly Makkar who blogs at Homemade RecipesShe has quite a large selection of recipes and I was having a hard time choosing what to make.

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

What is a Kordoi –

It was interesting to learn that ‘Kordoi’ means ‘star fruit‘ in Assamese and this snack is named after the star fruit as it’s shape is very similar to the star fruit. The shaping was a little tricky, but once I made a couple, it all made sense. We have to take care to fry the Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack, in medium heat or else we won’t get the crispy texture. The kordois can be made both as a savory and a sweet version. I can’t wait to give the sweet version a try soon.

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

Preparation time – 10 minutes plus 20 minutes resting time
Cooking time – 30 minutes
Difficulty level – Easy
Recipe adapted from – Homemade Recipes

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Ingredients to make Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack – Makes around 15

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup plus more for dusting
  • Onion – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Carrot – 1/4 cup (finely grated)
  • Cilantro – 2 TBSP (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds (Ajwain) – 1/2 tsp
  • Nigella seeds (kalonji) – 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ghee or butter – 1 TBSP
  • Oil – to deep fry

Procedure to make Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack –

  • In a wide bowl, add all the ingredients (except the oil to deep fry). Mix well with your hand to combine.
  • Add water, little by little and knead it into a stiff dough. Make sure that the dough is stiff or otherwise it will be too hard to roll.

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

  • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  • When ready to roll, heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Divide the dough into lime size pieces.
  • Dust the dough balls with flour and roll it into a thin poori about, about 3 inches in diameter.
  • Using a sharp knife, make vertical lines in the rolled dough, keeping the edges intact. I made around 4 slits in them.
  • Now start rolling the dough over itself like a log and pinch the edges to seal. Refer to the pictures to get a better idea.

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

  • Deep fry the shaped Kordois in medium flame until golden brown and crispy. Make sure that the flame is medium or else the Kordois will remain softer and brown too quickly.

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

  • Drain the fried Kordois on a paper towel lined tray and serve warm with green chutney and Sweet Chutney.

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack
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Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack is a delicious snack made with whole wheat flour with few added vegetables. 

Course Appetizer, savory snack, Snacks
Cuisine Assam, Indian
Keyword appetizer, deep fried snack, fritter, savory snacks, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 Pieces

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour - 1 cup plus more for dusting
  • Onion - 1/4 cup finely chopped
  • Carrot - 1/4 cup finely grated
  • Cilantro - 2 TBSP finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
  • Nigella seeds kalonji - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ghee or butter - 1 TBSP
  • Oil - to deep fry

Instructions

  1. In a wide bowl, add all the ingredients (except the oil to deep fry). Mix well with your hand to combine.
  2. Add water, little by little and knead it into a stiff dough. Make sure that the dough is stiff or otherwise it will be too hard to roll.
  3. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  4. When ready to roll, heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  5. Divide the dough into lime size pieces.
  6. Dust the dough balls with flour and roll it into a thin poori about, about 3 inches in diameter.
  7. Using a sharp knife, make vertical lines in the rolled dough, keeping the edges intact. I made around 4 slits in them.
  8. Now start rolling the dough over itself like a log and pinch the edges to seal. Refer to the pictures to get a better idea.
  9. Deep fry the shaped Kordois in medium flame until golden brown and crispy. Make sure that the flame is medium or else the Kordois will remain softer and brown too quickly.
  10. Drain the fried Kordois on a paper towel lined tray and serve warm with green chutney and Sweet Chutney.

 

13 thoughts on “Savory Kordois | Assamese Star Fruit Shaped Snack

  1. Loved the crispiness of the kordois and the clicks are awesome. Thanks so much Sandhya for trying the recipe. After seeing your post, I am now tempted to make some.

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