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Moongdal Kachori Recipe

Spicy kachoris made out of moong dal

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : High

Moongdal Kachori


  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked & skinless
    1/2 cup
  • Whole wheat flour (atta)
    1 1/2 cups
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Oil
    6 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Ginger finely chopped
    1 inch piece
  • Green chillies finely chopped
  • Garam masala powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Dry mango powder (amchur)
    1 teaspoon


Step 1

Take whole-wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt, four tablespoons of oil and mix. Add sufficient water and knead into a medium soft dough.

Step 2

Boil the moong dal in half cup of water till just cooked and dry. Mash lightly.

Step 3

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a kadai. Add asafoetida, ginger, green chillies, moong dal, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, amchur, salt and mix. Sauté for few minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat and transfer the mixture into a bowl and mash slightly. Divide the dough into even sized balls.

Step 5

Roll them slightly, put the stuffing and gather the edges to seal. Roll into a ball again and flatten slightly. Roll as for poories with hand or rolling pin.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and fry the kachories till light golden. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot.

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