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Khasta kachori

Swapna Sunil
30 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Khasta kachori RECIPE

Yet another moong dal delicacy, the traditional khasta kachori. The crispy and flaky interiors with flavorful. Crumbly Dal filling makes it a perfect tea time accompaniment.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • North Indian
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Snacks

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 2 cups All purpose flour / Maida
  2. 1/4 cup oil
  3. 1/2 tsp Salt
  4. Water as needed
  5. For the filling : 1/2 cup split yellow moong dal
  6. 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  7. 1/2 tsp fennel / saunf powder
  8. Salt to taste
  9. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  10. 1 tsp coriander / Dhania powder
  11. 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  12. 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  13. Few sprigs of coriander / cilantro chopped
  14. 2 tbsp Oil
  15. 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds


  1. Method : Wash and soak the dal in enough water for 2 hours. Later drain the water, add it to a blender and grind into a coarse paste without adding any water.
  2. In a non stick pan, add oil. Once hot, add cumin seeds allow them to splutter. Later add the chopped green chillies and dry masalas like salt, chilli powder, fennel powder, dhania powder, turmeric and chaat masala.
  3. Saute for a minute and add the moong dal paste. Now fry this until dry and crumbly. Keep stirring in intervals using a non stick pan.
  4. Once fried add the coriander leaves and stir. Now remove this on a plate and allow it to cool at room temperature. Meanwhile divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  5. Roll into balls and pat each one into small discs. Keeping the middle a slightly thicker than the edges.
  6. Add a spoonful of filling, seal the edges, bringing all the edges to the centre and pinching them together as we do for stuffed parathas.
  7. Once all are filled and sealed. Pat them into thick discs by hand or by rolling with a rolling pin but be gentle as they will easily tear apart. Simultaneously start heating up the oil for deep frying the kachoris in a pan / kadai.
  8. Once all are rolled and ready, deep fry them on a low to medium heat. The frying might take 10 to 12 minutes so be patient.
  9. Frying on low to medium heat if necessary to get the flaky and crispy crust, if you fry on high they will be dense and chewy. Do not over crowd, fry 3 to 4 kachoris at a time.
  10. Once fried to golden drain them on a paper towel. Serve with your favourite chutney.

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Azra Khan
Azra Khan   Nov-08-2016

Prabha Jain
Prabha Jain   Nov-01-2016

Every one like it.kachoris with aloo ke subzie is so delicious. Prabha jain

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