Indori Khasta Kachori

Kachoris are stuffed fried snack. Khasta kachoris from Indore are quite popular for their crisp and spicy taste. Do try Indori Khasta Kachori using this recipe.


  • 1 cup Moong Dal/Yellow Split Peas, Soaked 30 min
  • 1 cup besan / gram flour, roasted
  • 5 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli 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 fennel seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and asafoetida. Fry ginger paste.
  3. Add moong, coriander powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, garam masala powder and salt. Stir till mixture dries up.
  4. Add little water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add roasted besan flour. Mix well. Adjust taste with red chilli powder and pepper powder. Add little water. Cover and cook again for 2 minutes.
  6. Stop heating and allow mixture to cool. Make small lemon sized balls from the mixture. Keep aside.
  7. Roll circles out of a piece of dough. Place mixture ball in center and fold. Press gently such that filling does not come out.
  8. Deep fry kachori in hot oil till golden brown on all sides.
  9. Serve Indori Khasta Kachori along with tamarind chutney, yogurt and sev.

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