Upvas ki Kachori

"Discover the divine flavors of fasting with this popular Indian recipe: crispy kachori filled with spiced potatoes, a savory delight perfect for any fasting occasion!" This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Upvas ki Kachori

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


  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1½ tablespoons chestnut (singhada) flour
  • Rock salt to taste
  • 1 cup scraped fresh coconut
  • 5-6 raisins
  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Ghee for greasing 
  • Arrowroot powder for coating
  • Peanut oil for deep-frying 


  1. Mix together potatoes, chestnut flour and rock salt in a bowl and knead into a semi-stiff dough. 
  2. Mix together coconut, raisins, chillies, coriander leaves and rock salt in another bowl. 
  3. Grease your palms with some ghee. Divide the dough into equal portions, stuff with coconut mixture and shape into kachoris. Coat with arrowroot powder and set aside. 
  4. Heat sufficient peanut oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the kachoris till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. 
  5. Serve hot with green chutney.