Kordois (Assamese Snack )

This would be the first time I am posting a recipe for Indian Cooking Challenge a creation Of Srivalli for treasuring authentic ,traditional and forgotten recipes under this challenge. For this month the recipe was suggested by Pavani and Srivalli , after having a discussion , and recipe was adapted from Sunita’s World. After seeing the challenge I was wondering about its taste and just guessing in mind. When I saw the pictures on Sunita’s space I was amazed by the shape and texture, it was really wonderful. As told by Sunita Kordois is the traditional dish of Assam , made during the festival of Bihu.
Yesterday after taking an order of bread rolls from hubby for breakfast , I tried kordois on the other side as well . Wondering of it’s taste , I halved the recipe , prepared and clicked and keep them on the dining table. I was then busy in preparing the bread rolls and when finished came back to the dining room , what I saw there were none of it . Where are the kordois , I asked my husband and daughter , they both were looking each other , smiled and said finished. I couldn’t even tasted it but according to them , Kordois were amazingly tasty , daughter loved the savory version but husband enjoyed the sweeter one most , emphasizing on the flavor of nigella seeds and saying now there is no need of bread rolls , you can have them all , but later on grabbed them as well. Coming to our recipe and let’s start it . Yum

Sweet kordois

Savory kordois
Savory kordois

Sweet version:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch nigella seeds
1/2 cup water , warm
Vegetable oil for frying

For Sugar syrup
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar

In a bowl mix the flour, salt and oil , add water and knead a firm dough.cover it with kitchen towel and set aside for 10 minutes.
Make 10 small balls from it. Take one ball on the rolling pin dusted with dry flour and roll it into 4″ diameter .
Cut straight lines with the help of knife in the middle up to the edges leaving 1/2″ space and making sure not to cut all the way through.

Sweet kordois
Sweet kordois

Start rolling it from one end , pinching the ends to bind. Plump the middle portion of kordois by pushing the ends. Arrange in singer layers in a plate or bowl to avoid sticking with each other.
Heat oil in a wok and Deep fry the kordoi till crispy and brown from both sides.Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Sweet lordosis
Sweet kordois

Add the sugar and water together in a thick bottomed pan over heat. Bring to a boil. Cook on low to medium flame till a little thick .
Drop the fried kordois into the syrup, one a time. Turn them over very gently, to coat them in the syrup.

Sweet kordois
Sweet kordois

Remove from syrup , let it cool and enjoy.

Sweet kordois
Sweet kordois

Savory Version


1 cup wholewheat flour
2 tablespoon spinach , chopped
1/2 tablespoon onion , chopped
1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon green chilly , chopped
1 pinch , nigella seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
Vegetable oil for frying

Mix all the ingredients , add the water and knead a firm dough.
Divide into smaller portions than the sweeter ones. Roll and shape like the sweet version.
Deep fry till golden and crispy , drain on paper towel and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Savory kordois
Savory kordois

Enjoy Sweet and savory both versions.

Savory kordois
Savory kordois

Serve- 10 pieces each of sweet &savory. Cooking time -30 minutes
Note: You may store them in air tight and use for 2-3 days.

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11 comments on “Kordois (Assamese Snack )”

  1. Crunchy, sweety and yummy Kordois.

  2. Nisha says:

    Never heard of this preparation. bookmarked

  3. welcome Sapna to ICC..it surely is interesting to learn new traditional dishes.Kardoi looks nice..and wow..you made both versions!

  4. Srivalli says:

    hahah..so good that your folks loved these..

  5. so glad to have you join ICC group. All that work and you did not even get to taste it:( – Well I can tell you they were truly delicious

  6. They have come out so perfect Sapna… nice pics 🙂

  7. Another new one to me!! looks super delicious!!


  8. Thanks for linking the recipe to my giveaway =)

  9. Rajani S says:

    I like the shape the best! Glad your family liked it, but its a shame you didnt get to taste it..

  10. Looking at so many versions, i know i have missed cooking some yummy dish…this looks very inviting!!

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