Kachori Recipe | Kota Kachori | Urad Dal Kachori

Kachori is a snack made from maida (all purpose flour) dough stuffed with a spicy urad dal filling. It is then deep fried until flaky and crusty.

Dal Ki Kachori is a very tempting delicacy. Nothing can be more tempting than the crisp, golden brown, round and fluffy kachoris full of spicy masalas and a distinct flavor that ignites your taste buds.

Kachoris stuffed with dal have a much longer shelf life. Kachori is suitable as a snack for breakfast, during tea time, as a street side snack or in tea parties. They are often also prepared for Indian festivals like Holi & Diwali.

The filling of the kachori can vary a lot from region to region. Some popular types of kachoris includes pyaaz kachori, dal kachori, mawa kachori, aloo kachori, raj kachori etc.

The kachoris of Rajasthan and north India are popular throughout the country. This recipe is from Kota city of Rajasthan, whose dal kachoris are well known all over the country.

Kota kachoris are famous for their spiciness and a distinct smell of hing (asafoetida). In Kota, these kachoris are sold in small street side shops all over the city. They are hugely popular and are relished by people as a breakfast, mid day snack, evening snack and even served for parties and gatherings.

Urad Dal Kachori is generally served with Coriander Chutney, Tamarind Chutney or Mint Chutney. You can also add curd along with chutneys to make a chaat.

To make Urad Dal Kachori at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info

Servings: 16

CategorySnacks

Cuisine: Indian

Total Time:

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories189

Fat4g

Carbohydrates: 31g

Protein: 7g

Ingredients For Urad Dal Kachori Recipe

For the Filling

  • 100 gm (1/2 Cup) Dhuli Urad Dal (Split and Skinned Black Lentil)
  • 100 gm (1 Cup) Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 10-12 Laung (Cloves)
  • 20-25 Sabut Kali Mirch (Black Peppercorn)
  • 2 Teaspoon Sabut Dhaniya (Coriander Seeds)
  • 2 Teaspoon Saunf (Fennel Seeds)
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Heeng (Asafoetida)
  • 3 Tablespoon Oil

For the Pastry

  • 500 gm (4 Cups) Maida (Plain Flour / All Purpose Flour)
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Urad Dal Kachori Recipe

Making the filling

  • Wash the urad dal thoroughly and soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.

  • Gather saunf (fennel seeds), sabut kali mirch (black peppercorn), laung (cloves) & sabut dhaniya (coriander seeds).

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  • Coarsely grind the whole spices using a mortar and pestle. You do not need to make a fine powder here.

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  • Heat 1.5 cups of water in a kadhai or pan. When the water starts to boil, add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon salt in it.

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  • Drain the water from the soaked lentil and add it to the boiling water.

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  • Reduce the flame and let the mixture boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Add besan (gram flour) to the boiling lentils and stir to combine.

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  • Then add red chilli powder, heeng (asafoetida) and 1 teaspoon salt.

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  • Also add the ground whole spices prepared earlier and mix everything well.

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  • Add 2 tablespoon oil and roast the mixture for 5 minutes.

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  • The filling for kachori is ready. Set it aside to cool.

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Making the dough

  • To make the pastry take maida (all purpose flour) in a large mixing bowl. Add salt in it.

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  • Then add 2 tablespoon oil to the flour.

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  • Mix the flour and oil very well by rubbing the mixture between your hands such that all the flour particles are coated with oil.

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  • Add water slowly and knead the flour to make a dough.

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  • The consistency of the dough should be soft, similar to the dough for making rotis.

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Preparing the kachoris

  • Divide the filling prepared earlier into small balls.

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  • Take a piece of dough slightly larger than the filling and flatten it out with your hand to make a small disc keeping it slightly thick in the middle and slightly thinner on the sides.

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  • Place the ball of filling in the center of the disc.

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  • Brush some water with your fingers on the edges of the disc. Fold the edges on each other and seal the top. You can remove the extra dough from the top.

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  • Very gently shape the filled dough into round shape. With a greased hand flatten the ball slightly into the shape of a kachori.

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  • Make all the balls this way and place them on a greased plate.

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Frying the kachoris

  • Fill a deep heavy bottomed pan with oil up to 2/3rd mark and heat on medium flame. When the oil is medium hot, add 5-6 kachoris to the oil

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  • Stir and flip the kachoris continuously. Turn the heat to a low-medium setting after 1 minute and one by one turn the kachoris continuously. The kachoris will puff and start to float and come to the top in a few minutes.

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  • Continue flipping the kachoris every minute to ensure they cook evenly. Fry for around 20-25 minutes till they turn golden brown in color.

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  • Urad Dal Kachori is ready. Serve it hot with tamarind chutney or coriander chutney

    Urad Dal Kachori is a crunchy delicious snacks filled with a spicy Urad Dal stuffing. It is deep fried till it crispy & flaky.

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Kachori Recipe | Kota Kachori | Urad Dal Kachori

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