Upvas ki Kachori

A popular recipe of kachori made with potatoes had during the fasting period in India. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Upvas ki Kachori

Main Ingredients Medium potatoes, Water chestnut flour (shingare ka atta)
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Upvas ki Kachori

  • 4 Medium potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Water chestnut flour (shingare ka atta)
  • to taste Black salt (kala namak)
  • 3/4 cup Fresh coconut scraped
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • 1-2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • for greasing Ghee
  • for coating Arrowroot powder
  • for deep-frying Oil
  • to serve Green chutney


  1. Take mashed potatoes in a bowl, add water chestnut flour and rock salt and knead into a semi-stiff dough.
  2. Take coconut in another bowl, add raisins, green chillies, coriander leaves and rock salt and mix well.
  3. Grease your palms with some ghee. Divide the dough into equal portions, shape each into a katori, stuff with coconut mixture and shape into round kachoris. Coat them with arrowroot powder and keep them on a plate.
  4. Heat sufficient peanut oil in a kadai. Slide the kachoris into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot with green chutney.