Marwari Kachori

Kachoris filled with a spicy moong dal filling. kachoris are basically deep fried breads. There are many varieties of kachori recipes in the Indian cuisine and moong dal kachori is a popular one. A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Marwari Kachori
Main Ingredients Refined flour (maida), Ghee
Cuisine Marwari
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Marwari Kachori

  • 1 cup Refined flour (maida)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Ghee
  • A pinch + to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 3/4 cup Split skinless green gram (moong dal) soaked
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds roasted
  • 3-4 Kashmiri dried red chillies roasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried mango powder


  1. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon ghee and a pinch salt in a bowl. Add sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough.
  2. To make the filling, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let the seeds change colour. Add asafoetida, gram and mix well. Add garam masala powder, salt and little water, mix well, cover and cook till fully done.
  3. Grind together coriander seeds and red chillies into a coarse powder.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  5. Add prepared powder, dried mango powder and remaining ghee to the filling and mix well. Let it get heated through. Transfer onto a plate and let it cool.
  6. Divide the dough into equal portions. Make a dent in each portion, stuff with a portion of the prepared filling and shape into kachoris.
  7. Deep-fry kachorisin hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  8. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1517
Carbohydrates 181.8
Protein 51.1
Fat 65.1
Other Fiber Fiber- 15.1gm