Thursday, May 07, 2009


Kachoris - A spicy Indian snack. There are several types of kachoris. About Jodhpuri (chana dal filling) and pyaz ki kachori (onion filling) Tarla Dalal says - "These kachoris probably originated in Jodhpur but are today popular throughout Rajasthan. Steaming hot pyaz ki kachoris or aloo pyaz ki kachoris are sold at most 'namkeen' shops in Rajasthan. Like all kachoris, they are eaten with a sweet and spicy tamarind chutney." She shares the recipe for Pyaz Ki Kachori here - .

Another version is the Khasta Kachori (predominantly found in Punjab, UP and Calcutta) which is a deep fried pastry stuffed with spicy Moong Dal (split yellow lentil). Navita Hakim shares with us the recipe for Khasta Kachori on her blog - Zaayeka where she discovered the most amazing kachoris in Gujarat . For more visit -

Green peas kachori by Sharmila of Kichu Khon blog -

I have posted the recipe for JODHPURI KACHORI here, taken from an old issue of Women's Era and which is a part of the Rajastani thali. I haven't made this myself at home but for those who would love a photograph, check out Niya's post here -

Ingredients -

Maida - 2 cups

Oil - 1 tbsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Oil - for frying

For the Filling -

Split gram dal (chana dal) - 1 cup

Onions - 2 medium (chopped)

Coriander seeds - 1 tsp (crushed)

Aniseed (saunf) - 1 tsp

Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch

Ginger - 1 tbsp (grated)

Chilli Powder - 1 tsp

Process -

1. Soak chana dal for 5 - 6 hours / overnight in water.

2. Add 1 tsp oil and salt to the flour. Knead into a hard dough with water.

3. Grind chana dal to a thick coarse paste.

4. Add onions and all the other masalas (spices). Mix well. Do not add salt.

5. Make small balls with the dough. Hollow them out and fill in the chana dal and spices mixture.

6. Roll out in the shape of puris (saucer size) and deep - fry in oil on a low flame till they are brown in colour. Serve hot.


anudivya said...

I like Kachoris as a tea time snack, but never made them though. They seem kinda difficult to make, your recipe seems doable though.
Wish there was a pic!

Anonymous said...

I love kachoris. I am sure going to try. Thanks for sharing.


Vaishali said...

Kachoris were a favorite snack. I haven't had them in so long now. Thanks for the recipe!

Sharmila said...

Awesome recipe! And thanks for the link too ... I was surprised to see it here! :-)
Btw I have posted Moong dal kachori too.

Marie said...

Anudivya - Thanks

Anonymous - Thanks for visiting .

Vaishali - Do remember to keep one for me to share over a cup of chai.

Sharmila - Thanks.