Khasta Kachori

Khasta Kachori is a famous North Indian snack and street food which is loved by everyone.  The word Khasta means flaky and that’s what these kachoris are.













These are flaky, crispy all-purpose flour bread served hot with spicy potato curry or tamarind chutney. Khasta Kachoris can be stored for a couple of days at room temperature.

Khasta Kachori
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A crispy and super flaky fried snack that taste very delicious with a bowl of potato curry.

Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
For Kachori's dough
  • 2 cup all purpose flour,
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • water as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
For stuffing
  • 1 cup split black gram/dhuli urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel powder, roughly grind1/2 teaspoon cumin powder(roughly grind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, roughly grind1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated1 teaspoon green
  • 1 teaspoon green chilly, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon amchur powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • oil for frying
  1. Take all the ingredients for dough in a bowl. Knead a smooth dough using the appropriate amount of water. Cover it with a muslin cloth and set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Wash and soak urad dal in enough water for about 6-8 hours. Drain and grind to make a coarse paste (Not too thin or thick).

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add asafetida, cumin and fennel seeds powder. Stir for 1/2 minutes.

  4. Add grated ginger, chopped chillies and all spices and salt.Mix well.

  5. Now add dal paste and stir continuously to avoid burning. Keep on low flame and cook for 5-7 minutes until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, cool it.

  6. Make 10 -15 small balls of the dough. Take a ball of dough and spread it a little with tour fingers. Fill a teaspoon of dal stuffing in it. Cover from edges and roll it again to desired size.(you can do it with hand or on rolling board). Likewise, fill all Kachoris.

  7. Heat oil in a skillet/wok, transfer the Kachoris in it (few at a time) and fry on low to medium heat from both sides until golden in colour. Drain on paper towel.

  8. Serve hot with Hing Aloo Sabzi, mint chutney or Ketchup.
Recipe Notes

For best flaky effect, fry them on low to medium heat for about 7-8 minutes.

To make them puffy, turn them quickly in oil while frying.

When dropping the kachori in the oil it should be medium hot or else they may absorb oil.

If you find any crack on Kachoris, cover it with dough. The dough should be soft to get nice Kachoris.

Best Regards,

Sapana Behl

24 comments on “Khasta Kachori”

  1. Priya says:

    Looks so perfect Sapana 🙂 I love that first pic!

  2. Nilu A says:

    Wow… Yummy and inviting.. Your kachoris look delicious Sapana 🙂

    1. Thanks a millions Nilu.

  3. SreeBindu says:

    hey i love your food 🙂 Thank you for the follow, following back :))

    1. Thank you ! So nice of you to follow me back.

  4. hi
    thanks for visiting me.
    and welcome to my world. Your comments will be appreciated.
    Following you, hope this friendship will grow every moment. All the best.
    will be in touch with you 🙂
    You got the good collection of recipes, need time to check and will do soon.

    1. thanks a lot Nivedita! I am glad to be in touch with you.

    1. Yes they are so crunchy. Thanks for appreciation.Give a try someday.

  5. looks yummy…thanks for visiting me…happy to follow you…

    1. Thanks Jeya !So nice of you.

  6. Yum, the stuffing inside the covered pastry is perfect. I can imagine sinking my teeth into one pieces right after it comes of the frying pan.

    1. Thanks Navnee ! even i can't wait to grab one right after frying.

  7. love this kachori,looks so yummy,

    can u please remove the word verification

    1. Thanks dear for lovely advice!

  8. Shobha says:

    Mouthwatering kachoris.. crisp and spicy 🙂

    1. yups they are mouthwatering. Thanks Shobha

  9. Maha Gadde says:

    Very tempting kachori recipe and nice post.

    1. Hope you may also try it someday. Thank ew.

  10. Revathi says:

    looks so delicious…and kachori is my all time fav…will try this out

  11. Mi e favorite too..thanks Revathi!

  12. looks yummy my fav kachori

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