Indori Khasta Kachori

Stuffed fried snack popular in Indore


  • 1 cup Udad Dal, Soaked 30 min
  • 1 cup Moong Dal/Yellow Split Peas, Soaked 30 min
  • 5 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida/hing
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aamchur/Dry Mango Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ajwain/Carom Seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Oil


  1. Mix flour with salt, ajwain seeds and little oil. Mix well. Knead with water into soft dough. Rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil. Splutter sesame seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and asafoetida. Fry ginger paste.
  3. Add moong and urad dal. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, garam masala powder and salt. Stir till mixture dries up.
  4. Roll circles out of a piece of dough. Fill mixture in center and fold. Press gently such that filling doesn't come out.
  5. Deep fry kachori in hot oil till golden brown on all sides.
  6. Serve Indori Khasta Kachori along with tamarind chutney, yogurt and sev.

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