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Gujrati kachariyu

Leena Sangoi
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Gujrati kachariyu RECIPE

Gujarati Kachariyu, a teaditional Gujarati Ladoo which is healthy and is eaten in winters. You can also make them and store in an air tight container to eat as your evening snack.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Gujarat
  • Sauteeing
  • Basic recipe
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For Kachariyu 1 cup black  Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  2. 3/4 cup Dessicated Coconut Powder
  3. 1/4 cup Badam (Almond) , chopped
  4. 1/4 cup Melon seeds
  5. 1/2 cup Jaggery
  6. 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
  8. For the filling Nutmeg powder , A generous pinch
  9. 12 Dates , black one, pitted and chopped
  10. 5-6 Dried Figs , chopped
  11. 2 tablespoons Ghee


  1. To begin making Gujarati Kachariyu Recipe, first we will prepare the filling.
  2. Place a skillet or kadai on the heat. Add ghee, once melted add chopped dates and figs to it.
  3. Cook this, stirring sometimes, till they turn mushy and stewed, and start leaving sides of pan to come together as a ball.
  4. Turn the heat off and set the pan aside to cool. Once cool make small marble sized balls of the mix and set aside.
  5. To prepare the rest of the Kachariyu, in a pan or kadai lightly toast black sesame seeds, coconut, almonds and melon seeds.
  6. While it is still warm transfer the mixture to a grinder add jaggery and grind finely.
  7. To this, add the dried ginger powder, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. Pulse it again a couple of times till it mixes well.
  8. sesame seeds and coconut has released its oil and the mixture gets crumbly.
  9.  If held in a fist the mixture should come together lightly. If this does not happen pulse it a few more times.
  10. Put a spoonful of Kachariyu mixture in the well of your palm, lightly press it and place the filling in the center .
  11. bring the Kachariyu together to form a small ladoo. Repeat till you have formed all the ladoos.
  12. You can roll them in desiccated coconut or finely chopped almonds or fried crushed gond for garnish too. 
  13. Store the Kachariyu in an airtight box.
  14. Serve Gujarati Kachariyu as a snack along with your morning or evening cup of Masala Chai.

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