Urad daal khasta kachori

Deep fried puffs stuffed with spiced white lentils


For cover

  • 250 grams all purpose flour / maida
  • 2 tablespoons Semolina /Sooji
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 150 milliliters Oil

For Stuffing

  • 1/2 cup urad dal / white lentils
  • 2 tablespoons Fennel seeds /saunf , crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida /hing
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder /dhaniya powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Oil


  1. Mix maida, semolina, salt and oil in a bowl. Add water to make a soft dough and keep aside.
  2. Wash and soak urad daal for 4 hours. Then drain and wash dal.
  3. Coarsely grind urad daal, fennel, chopped green chillies and ginger in a mixer.
  4. Add red chill powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, oil and mix well.
  5. Just before making kachori, add soda
  6. Take a small walnut sized ball of the dough, flatten it and stuff 1 tsp mixture in it and seal the edges.
  7. Roll it a bit to make a thick kachori
  8. Deep fry these kachoris on medium flame evenly on both sides.
  9. Serve hot with chutney

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