Famous Indian Kachoris
A kachori can be exactly what you want it to be – a simple, satiating Indian snack, or a packet of surprises. From the standard dal based fillings, to exciting options like green peas or potatoes and onions, kachoris give room to a lot of customization and creativity. Try Khasta Kachori Chaat and Pyaz ki Kachori which are famouus from Rajashtan. Kachoris are popular in Delhi and Rajasthan and compete with Indian Samaosa as a popular deep fried snack.
Pyaaz ki Kachori
Top 5 Kachori Recipes
Vegetable Stuffed Kachori: As easily understood from the name, vegetable like green peas, corn, carrot etc. are used with a combination of different spices to make a range of kachoris.
The most famous is the Rajasthani Matar ki Kachori. Crushed green peas are pepped up with a rather snazzy assortment of spices, of which nigella seeds really stands out, with its prominent flavour.
Matar ki Kachori, Rajasthani Vatana Kachori, Green Peas Kachori
Corn, everyone’s favourite can also be used to stuff into a kachori apart from using to make a delicious sabzi and paratha. Try this fresh Corn Kachori. Like all authentic kachoris, the deep-fried Corn Kachori also holds the filling inside a flaky, melt-in-the-mouth cover made of plain flour and melted ghee.
Another famous kachori is Lilva Kachori. Ii is made with lilva beans which are found in winter season. Lilva Kachori is a traditional kachori made with a stuffing of fresh toovar and green peas perked up with ginger and green chillies.
Lilva Kachori, Winter Fresh Toovar Kachori
Dal Stuffed Kachori: A variety of dals found in our kitchen shelves can be used as a stuffing of kachori.
The most common is Moong Dal Kachori. It makes an absolutely delicious snack, which is very popular in North India and is also one of the most loved street food. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve that deliciously crisp crust and hollow, well-cooked interior.
Moong Dal Kachori
And yellow moong dal can be used to make Khasta Kachori too. The method to make khasta kachori is quite long yet belive me it is worth every effort! You can serve it as an evening snack, mid-meal or even as a side dish with the meal. Street style khasta kachori is a perfect recipe for someone who loves fried food.
Khasta Kachori Chaat
Mawa Kachori: Our very own mawa, also known as khoya, can also be used to make kachori.
Unlike other kachori, this Mawa Kachori is slightly sweet as it is dipped in sugar syrup after frying. Jodhpur is famous for its Mawa Kachoris. Rich dry fruit and mawa (khoya) stuffed crisp deep- fried kachoris are coated in sugar syrup. Try it out in your own kitchen!
Mawa Kachori, Khoya Kachori, Mawa Sweet Samosa
Healthy Kachori: Does this surprise you? Then dig in to find out how healthy is Moong Dal and Methi Baked Kachodi… Made with a covering of wheat flour and jowar, stuffed with yellow moong dal and basic spice powder and finally baked instead of being deep-fried, it’s really worth trying it once. And if you enjoy it share the recipe with your family and friends.
Moong Dal and Methi Kachuri, Baked Kachodi
Different ways to top Kachoris
Likewise, a kachori can be had plain, on the go, or served elaborately, flattened and topped with options like green chutney, sweet chutney, garlic chutney, chilli powder, jeera powder, chaat masala, curds, sev, chopped tomatoes, onions, black salt and lots of coriander.
Green Chutney (Chaat)
Lots have Kachori with just fresh lemon juice. All said and done, it goes best with the traditional Khajur Imli ni Chutney , so don’t forget to include it in your serving plans!
Khajur Imli ki Chutney
You may also choose to make handy, smaller sized kachoris like Mag Dal Ni Kachori, and serve a few different varieties along with suitable Accompaniments , as a mouthwatering kachori platter.
Mag Dal Ni Kachori ( Gujarati Recipe)
While kachori is traditionally an energy-giving, deep-fried food, which is sure to warm the heart on the coldest monsoon day, health-conscious folks may also try baking their kachoris or using a dough of whole wheat flour to make them.
Rajasthani Shahi Raj-kachori
As we said earlier, kachoris are versatile, lending themselves to several types of fillings, varied cooking methods, and exciting serving options. So, wear your creative hats, and get started making crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth kachoris that delight the taste buds!