September 29, 2015

Khasta Kachori / Moong Dal Kachori


Khasta kachori is the favourite snack and most popular North Indian street food.  This is can be done in different style both sweet and savoury.  This deep fried puff pastry taste great with tamarind chutney and green chutney.  

Ingredients :

For the dough :
  1. All purpose flour - 1 cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Ghee / Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
  4. Rava (Semolina) -  1/2 tbsp (Soaked in 3 tbsp of water)
  5. Water for kneading
For the filling :
  1. Moong dal - 1/2 cup (Soak for at least 1 hour)
  2. Oil - 1 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Ginger finely chopped - 1 tsp
  6. Green chillies, finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
  7. Hing 
  8. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  9. Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Oil for deep frying

Method :

1.  Mix together flour, salt, ghee, rava and water.  Knead the dough and cover it with wet cloth for 1 hour.

2.   Drain the soaked moong dal and grind it coarsely without water.

3.   Heat oil in the pan, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, green chillies, hing, grounded dal, garam masala powder, dry mango powder and salt to taste.  Saute for few mins.

4.   Take a golf ball sized dough and flatten them using the rolling pin.  Stuff the filling and roll them again like a flat disk.  Deep fry them over a medium heat till golden brown in either sides.


Serve warm with tamarind chutney.

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