Khasta Kachori Chaat


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Khasta actually means "flaky" and this flaky kachori is filled with a delectable moong dal mixture and deep fried. Remember to fry the kachori on a very slow flame so that the crust is crisp and gets cooked on the inside. A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside. Top them with curds and chutneys to make an irresistible chaat. Also these kachoris can be stored in air-tight containers for upto a week.

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Khasta Kachori Chaat recipe - How to make Khasta Kachori Chaat

Soaking Time:  2 to 3 hours.   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 plates


For The Dough
2 cups plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
1/4 cup melted ghee

For The Filling
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) ,
soaked for 2 to 3 hours and drained
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1 tbsp dried mango powder (amchur)
2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
3 cups whisked curds (dahi)
4 tbsp green chutney
8 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder for sprinkling
chilli powder for sprinkling
1 cup sev
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
For the dough

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

For the filling

  1. Grind the moong dal in a mixer to a coarse mixture without using any water. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle add the asafoetida and the yellow moong dal mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, dry mango powder , chilli powder, garam masala, salt and besan and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the moong dal is lightly browned, while stirring continuously.
  5. Cool and divide into 12 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle.
  3. Place one portion of the moong dal filling in the centre.
  4. Bring together all the sides, seal it tightly and remove any excess dough and press it lightly.
  5. Roll the filled portion lightly into a 63 mm. (2½") diameter circle, while ensuring that the filling does not spill out.
  6. Gently press the center of the kachori with your thumb.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 to make 11 more kachoris.
  8. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai on a medium flame and deep-fry, 3 kachoris at a time on a slow flame for 8 minutes, turning them in between till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  9. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to deep-fry 9 more kachoris.

How to serve

  1. Place 3 kachoris on a serving plate and make a hole in the centre of each kachori.
  2. Put ¾ cup of beaten curds, 1 tbsp green chutney and 2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney evenly over it.
  3. Sprinkle little cumin seed powder, chilli powder, and ¼ cup sev evenly over it.
  4. Finally garnish it with 1 tbsp coriander evenly on it.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make 3 more plates.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 13 Feb 17 12:47 AM

Your recipes are fantastic please sent me your booklet they have me popular here in Kenya agreatful
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Tarla Dalal    Dear, Wycliffe,Really delighted to hear from your side that you like all our recipes. Pleasecontact us on this no. for booklets Within India: 91-22-43488100 Timings: 9:30 am to 6 pm*
14 Feb 17 09:36 AM
Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 24 Jan 17 03:22 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thank you so much for your feedback.. And happy to know you have liked the recipe.. Do keep trying more recipes and give us your feedback.. Happy Cooking!!
25 Jan 17 04:39 PM
Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 06 Jan 17 11:53 AM

Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 23 Dec 16 11:49 AM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Radhika.
23 Dec 16 03:17 PM
Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 31 Oct 16 06:59 PM

first of all we tried this recipe. it was very tasty - i ate it like till tummy full. Thanks tarladalal for this wonderful recipe.. keep going. All the Best
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Srinath, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe, do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
02 Nov 16 08:34 AM
Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 17 Sep 16 02:58 AM

Hi, I have tried ur bread pizza and kachori.. both r very nice thank u for receipe..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ravali, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
17 Sep 16 08:44 AM
Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 03 Aug 16 05:59 PM

Can you bake these instead of trying? Just curious?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lynn, We have not tried baking them, you can try but they will take a little longer...
04 Aug 16 08:55 AM
Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 28 Apr 16 08:52 PM

How long this kachori can be stored?
Khasta Kachori Chaat
 on 04 Apr 16 08:57 PM

I like so much all dishes of tarla dadal and this dish is cooked to easy, simple and yammy to eat. And this dish ; I love it.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Neha , we are delighted you loved the Khasta Kachori Chaat recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
05 Apr 16 11:41 AM
Khasta Kachori
 on 27 Apr 15 02:42 PM

One of my most favourite street food..Just love the moong dal filling in the kachoris and then adding the chutneys and curd to make a chaat is just irresistible..