How to make Kesariya Kachori -

Mawa kachoris, deep fried and served with saffron syrup – a unique sweet indeed.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Gram Flour

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Mithais

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Kesariya Kachori

Kesariya Kachori Recipe Card


The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 2

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesariya Kachori Recipe

  • Refined Flour 2 cup

  • Gram Flour 1 tablespoon

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Oil to deep fry


  • Mawa (khoya) 150 grams

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 3/4 cup

  • Almonds finely chopped 10

  • Pistachios finely chopped 10

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 1/4 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) 6-7 strands


Step 1

Sieve together refined flour and gram flour. Rub ghee into it with fingertips. Add a little water and knead well into a smooth dough.

Step 2

Cover and chill for fifteen minutes in the refrigerator. For the filling mix together khoya, castor sugar, chopped almonds, cashewnuts, pistachios and cardamom powder well. Make syrup of sugar with one cup of water.

Step 3

Remove scum and boil the syrup for five minutes. Add saffron and stir well. Keep the syrup warm. Divide the dough into twenty equal sized balls.

Step 4

Roll each into a four-inch diameter puri. Place a teaspoonful of filling in the center and gather in the edges to make a ball. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the kachoris on medium heat till golden.

Step 5

Drain onto an absorbent paper. While serving break the kachoris and pour one tablespoon of the saffron syrup.

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