How to make Khasta Kachori-SK Khazana -

As the name suggests these kachoris are crisp on the outside with a spicy masala inside

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Baking soda (खाने का सोडा/ मीठा सोडा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Khasta Kachori-SK Khazana

Khasta Kachori-SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Khasta Kachori-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 1/2 tabl to deep fry

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Cashewnuts chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel (saunf) powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder q 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Mix together refined flour, baking soda, salt and hot oil in a bowl. Add sufficient water, mix well and knead into a soft dough. Drizzle some more oil, knead and set aside.

Step 2

Drain and coarsely grind black gram with a little water. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a non-stick kadai. Add ginger, green chilli, cashewnuts and ground black gram. Mix well and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add chilli powder, fennel powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, salt and garam masala powder and little water, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, mix well and set aside.

Step 5

Divide the dough into equal portions, stuff each with a portion of cooked mixture and shape into balls.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry kachoris on low heat till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Cool and serve or store in airtight container.

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