Khasta Kachori

Kachoris are one of the favourtie street foods in North India. Khasta Kachori is one such snack recipe made with all purpose flour, loaded with various spices and chutneys.

Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup moong dal
  • 1 pinch powdered asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced green chilli
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoon dry mango powder
  • 1 cup Refined oil
  • 2 tablespoon melted ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 2 pinches salt
  • For Garnishing
  • 3 tablespoon beaten yoghurt (curd)
  • 2 tablespoon sev


  • Mix maida and ghee in a bowl. Add 1/4 tsp salt and little water. Knead well to a firm dough.
  • Make small balls of the dough and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 to 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan over medium flame. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida powder. Fry for 30
  • seconds. Add the moong dal and fry for a minute.
  • Now add the green chilli paste, ginger paste, garam masala powder, gram flour, red chilli powder, mango
  • powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into small/medium circle and add 1 or 2 tsp of the filling in the center. Fold well and roll again
  • ensuring the filling does not come out.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame. Fry the prepared kachoris until golden brown on both sides
  • and puffed up.
  • Remove and drain excess oil. To serve, crack a hole in the centre of the kachori. Add 2 to 3 tbsp of beaten curd.
  • Add green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney, red chilli powder, onions, cumin powder, coriander leaves and
  • salt on top. Garnish with sev and serve.