Hello everyone! Rakshabandhan or Rakhi is just around the corner. Only about a week away! Rakshabandhan is a festival that symbolizes the bond between a brother and his sisters. Back in India, I remember all of us, my family, and my friends being super excited about this festival. We would buy new clothes to wear on this day which would always be traditional attire. We would prepare Pooja thali and tie rakhis around my brother’s wrist. This would be accompanied by lots of traditional sweets or ‘mithais’ as well as other accompaniments such as samosas, kachoris, tikkis and the likes! This is going to be my second rakhi away from home and I decided to share the recipe of kachoris that I made this year with everyone. Only these are a much much healthier version of the traditional kachoris. This is Baked Kachori and is made with wheat flour instead of maida!
Rakhi is the time around which you have your family and relatives visiting you. Most of the bulk of people would visit on Rakhi day itself. From my experience, rakhi is usually a very busy day in the household. Everybody is rushing to get ready and tie the rakhis, eat something and then rush to ‘nani’s’ house for further rakhi ceremonies! There is usually hardly any time to cook anything in the midst of all that. The only alternative left is usually to buy samosas or kachoris from outside. That means lots of fried food, lots of oil and then lots of guilt! Not to mention lots of weight that you gain post all that ‘festivity’! I remember my mom carrying stacks of mithais and other munchies to nani’s house. I also distinctly remember how guilty I felt with each bite of that samosa or that kachoris.
So this year, now that I can boast of gaining some knowledge in the kitchen department, I decided to take matters in my own hands and make something that is tasty yet guilt free! I came up with this recipe that can be used in place of those fried kachoris. These can be prepared a day ahead of time and then baked the day of. Since these are baked, they utilize no oil except for brushing the tops to give them that beautiful brown color!
I used a very traditional stuffing made of boiled potatoes. But that can be replaced with any stuffing of your choice. These baked kachoris are perfect to be carried to picnics and family get together too. The stuffing can be prepared a day in advance. The recipe is so practical and simple, you will be amazed and just like me, and you would look forward to having these without any guilt!
So without further ado, let’s get started with the recipe.
I hope you enjoyed the recipe. If you have any questions related to this, feel free to ask in the comments section!
Till next time…