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Indian Khasta Kachori

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Khasta Kachori is a very popular Indian evening snack. Making kachoris requires a little skill and this video is a step by step guide to making them successfully. All the efforts towards making Khasta Kachori are worth because they are extremely delicious. Serve with your favorite chutney and enjoy!
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chilled
  Yellow moong dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), ground
  Ground fennel 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander 1 Teaspoon, powdered
  Chili flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Mango powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch

1. In a mixing bowl, place flour, add salt and oil; mix it well.
2. Gradually add water and mix with fingers to form dough.
3. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
4. In a mixing bowl, take grounded moong dal, add fennel powder, ginger powder, pinch of asafetida, salt and oil; mix lightly.
5. Heat a skillet and roast the mixture for about 3 minutes until aromatic.
6. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and cool it down to room temperature.
7. Add 1 ½ tablespoon of water and mix it; let it sit for 3-4 minutes for the water to get absorbed.
8. Knead the dough for a minute and divide the dough into 12 equal parts.
9. Press each part with fingers to form a 4 inch round shape.
10. Fill it with 1 teaspoon of dal mixture and close it like dumpling.
11. Similarly fill each of the remaining 11 dough portions.
12. Let the balls sit for 3-4 minutes.
13. Take individual balls and press with palm over the folded part of the ball to roll into a flat round shape.
14. In a wok, heat oil and drop a small piece of dough to check if the oil is hot enough; if the piece rises to the top it is hot enough.
15. Add the rolled out kachories, let them fry for 3 minutes until they are nicely puffed up and brown.
16. Turn them and fry the other side for 2-3 minutes.
17. Remove and drain over paper towels.
18. Serve as is or with chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
North Indian
Deep Fried
Fennel, Flour
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Indian Spicy Puffed Pastry
Are u looking for a vegan or vegetarian savory pastry dish? Try India's most popular spicy puffed pastry called Khasta kachori. It has a filling made if yellow lentils and the spices is what makes it so special. In the video, Chef Manjula gives a clear demo on stuffing preparation and filling the dough which is the crux of the dish. The quality of video is bit off standard but its well shot and makes the video cent percent understandable.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 163 Calories from Fat 51

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9%

Saturated Fat 0.74 g3.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 171.2 mg7.1%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.5%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 5 g9.7%

Vitamin A 3.3% Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 5% Iron 9.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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ranjita sngh's picture
Indian Khasta Kachori Recipe Video, Indian Spicy Puffed Pastry