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Kachori recipe, a popular street food

by Jeyashri suresh

  Two years back when my neighbour called us for dinner, she made these kachoris and that was extremely awesome. After that i tried that once, but that doesn’t turn out so well and i couldn’t get the texture  and crispiness. Then after 2 years i tried out this  and that turned out real yum and so crispy.
I used MOTH DAL for stuffing . You can also make Kachori with moong dal stuffing and peas kachori. 
The key for this recipe is making the stuffing very dry and frying the kachoris in the oil.


  Preparation Time : 15 mins+ 30 mins standing time | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Yields: 10

     Moth dal   1/2 cup
     Maida | all purpose flour   2 cups
     Rava |sooji  1 tblsp
     Oil    1 tblsp (for kneading the dough)
     Salt  to taste
     Red chili powder   1 tsp
     Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
Garam masala   1/4 tsp
Amchoor powder   1/4 tsp
Oil   for deep frying




  • Pressure cook the dal for 3 whistles. Take care not to over cook and do not add more water while cooking it.
  • Here is the pic of moth dal.moth dal Sieve the maida and add rava, salt and oil .
  • Mix it nicely.


  • Knead it into a soft dough and cover it with a wet cloth and set aside for half an hour.


  • Take the cooked dal now and drain excess water if any.
  • Saute it in a kadai and add the chilli powder,coriander powder,amchoor powder ,garam masala and salt.
  • Saute it in a medium low flame till it becomes totally dry.
IMG_6867 dry mixture
  • Now take out the dough and divide it into 12 equal sizes.
  • Take out a ball.
  • Roll into a small poori and keep a tblsp of filling in the center.
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  • Close it carefully and take out the extra dough.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Do it for the rest of the dough.
  • stuffed balls
  • Now gently make it into flat poori by using your palm.
  • If you are using rolling pins be careful, not to make any holes in the poori
  • It will not come up if there it gets a little  hole.kachori befor frying.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the stuffed balls.
  • Heat the oil and check whether it is in a right heat.
  • To check whether it is in a right heat, put a pinch of dough in oil it should come up slowly.
  • If it doesnt come up the oil is yet to be heated .
  • Put the kachoris in the oil , you can put 2-3  at a time, depending on the size of the kadai.


  • Drain it in a kitchen towel.

fried kachori

  • I cooked more of moth dal and made a gravy with that in the same way as i did for Green Moong dal.
  • Enjoy the crisp kachori with the gravy as my neighbor served for me.


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Krithi's Kitchen March 23, 2011 - 1:46 am

Kachori looks absolutely lovely… cute and adorable pics…

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RAKS KITCHEN March 23, 2011 - 2:09 am

Love kachori a lot!never attempted at home,rendu indha pakkam thallradhu?? hehehe

divya March 23, 2011 - 2:22 am

looks awesome and delicious…

Reshmi Mahesh March 23, 2011 - 2:51 am

I always wanted to make this…but never tried…your kachoris make me drool…and also has made up my mind to make it..:)

Sukanya Ramkumar March 23, 2011 - 3:01 am

Who wouldn't love this…. looks so good. Nice pics….. YUM!

Prathibha March 23, 2011 - 4:29 am

I preder kachori over samosa,dono I like it very much..urs look yummy…diffeent stuffing than d regular one..:)

sanjeeta kk March 23, 2011 - 4:35 am

Love the presentation and the recipe!
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Raji March 23, 2011 - 4:36 am

The kachoris are looking yummy..I make them quite often and my family loves it..lovely recipe.

Padhu March 23, 2011 - 5:49 am

I have never tried this .Sounds yummy!

Rekha shoban March 23, 2011 - 5:53 am

really new for me….looks perfect n crispy!!perfect eve snack!

Priti March 23, 2011 - 6:40 am

One of my fav street food…I just love this …looks so tempting dear ….and your blog new template is very cool…

Shanthi March 23, 2011 - 6:45 am

Its superb. Lovely explained. Not yet tried it at home. Will sure give a try

sowmya's creative saga March 23, 2011 - 7:10 am

good one..I have to make this one sometime..looks yumm

PriyaVaasu March 23, 2011 - 7:24 am

Delicious Kachori's!!!

Priya March 23, 2011 - 8:17 am

Yum yum, crispy kachoris are truly tempting..feel like having some..

Sharmilee! :) March 23, 2011 - 8:41 am

I have been wanting to try this since long and urs tempt me more…looks super yum

Divya Kudua March 23, 2011 - 8:55 am

Oh yum..kachori looks too good.Love to have it with some sour Dates-Tamarind chutney!!

Sushma Mallya March 23, 2011 - 9:54 am

That looks really delicious Jaishree, loved the filling:)

Sanctified Spaces March 23, 2011 - 10:03 am

Lovely recipe.Such a popular street food,thanx for bringing it into our homes through ur blog.

Prathima Rao March 23, 2011 - 10:18 am

These look delightful & absolutely tempting!!!
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Bharathy March 23, 2011 - 10:32 am

You are a perfectionist(after raks) in making hard to do traditional stuff like these :)..have never heard of mothi dal
Kachoris look absolutely inviting!:)

Ramya March 23, 2011 - 11:50 am

Yummy crispy kachori:-)
Loved the step by step clicks..

SravsCulinaryConcepts March 23, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Kachori's looks so perfect and very crispy and yummy !!!

Aruna Manikandan March 23, 2011 - 12:56 pm

looks crispy and tempting dear 🙂
Nice clicks 🙂

Harika's Kitchen March 23, 2011 - 1:18 pm

Wow crispy kachori. They looks delish. My fav street food missing a lot.

Laavanya March 23, 2011 - 2:15 pm

I have never tried making these – they've turned out awesome Jeyashri. Can't wait to try.

San March 23, 2011 - 2:51 pm

I can imagine it's aroma jeyashri ,nice pics and the details given is worth a try .


Saraswathi Iyer March 23, 2011 - 3:50 pm

My fav. I use urad dal stuffing. This looks mouthwatering. Nice clicks.

Vimitha Anand March 23, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Yummy crispy looking kachoris…
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aipi March 23, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Delicious..can I come over :))
Love kachoris and you made them perfectly..

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Sathya Sankar March 23, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Kachori looks delicious, never tried it before!

Panchpakwan March 23, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Wow so crispy ,delicious and irresistable kachoris..

Swarnavalli Suresh March 23, 2011 - 8:47 pm

Nice Kachoris…Lovely step by step presentation

USHA March 23, 2011 - 8:52 pm

hmm..new recipe but sounds interesting.

Sonali Pradhan March 23, 2011 - 10:35 pm

loved the kachoris !looks delicious !


Shabitha Karthikeyan March 23, 2011 - 11:14 pm

Never tried making kachori's..Looks so good. Perfectly done !!

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Jay March 24, 2011 - 11:29 am

really awesome..wanna try asap..
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Sarah Naveen March 24, 2011 - 3:20 pm

So so perfect n yumm!!!

Chitra March 24, 2011 - 4:10 pm

i've heard abt this but never tasted.feel like grabbbing one 🙂

PALATABLE March 24, 2011 - 5:09 pm

What a perfect and yummy snack!


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Pavithra March 24, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Love moth bean… love kachori.. so I am in love ur kachori now.. I will be happy if u pass me some dear.

Premalatha Aravindhan March 24, 2011 - 11:11 pm

Never tasted this before and was really tempted over this now:)
Sure Will try this…Lovely presentation:)

Mahi March 25, 2011 - 2:15 am

Kachori's look crisp and yumm!

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kaveri March 25, 2011 - 2:02 pm

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Smita March 29, 2011 - 4:44 am

lovely recipe…Jeyashri… looks mouthwatering !!

RENU April 16, 2012 - 1:47 pm

hi jeyashree
ur kachori s awesome…looks great…but i have a doubt…u mentioned moth dal….only that can be used..or we can use any other dal?this one sounds new to me so asked u…i want to try this kachori at home….thanks.
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admin April 17, 2012 - 1:48 pm

Hi jayanthy,
I appreciate ur comments and thanks a lot for ur encouraging words. Moth dal can be substituted by yellow moong dal also. I have given a link in the introductory part of the recipe.

RENU April 21, 2012 - 3:40 pm

thanks jeyashree

Deepa July 12, 2012 - 4:56 pm

hi Jeyashri, i tried this out yesterday with moong dal. came out very well. thanks for the recipe 🙂

admin July 13, 2012 - 6:46 am

Thanks a lot deepa and glad you liked it

dears January 28, 2018 - 3:24 pm

can we skip amchoor powder? its hard to get in coimbatore..

Jeyashris Kitchen January 29, 2018 - 3:56 am

Yes you can.


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