Easy Kachori Recipes: Many Indian snacks are made by preparing a spiced filling, stuffing it with pieces of dough and deep-frying them until crisp. This may sound simple, but the results are nothing short of fantastic. This is how we get samosas as well as another popular snack: kachoris. When it comes to Indian street food, one cannot afford to miss out on kachoris. These round delicacies have many varieties - savoury as well as sweet. It's almost as if there's one for every mood! You can get street-style flavours at home, provided you balance the ingredients well. Check out the recipes below to get started.
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Here Are 12 Easy And Delicious Savoury Kachori Recipes:
1. Matar Kachori:
Matar Kachori is one of the most popular varieties of this snack. It has a lovely filling of matar (green peas) along with ginger, chillies and spices. Watch the recipe video here. If you want a healthier version, try making this no-fry matar kachori with a sooji (semolina) covering. Click here for the recipe.
2. Koraishutir Kochuri:
This delicacy from Bengali is similar to Matar Kachori - koraishutir actually means matar (green peas) in Bengali. However, this version tends to be softer and fluffier than the above type of kachori. Koraishutir Kochuri is typically paired with spicy dum aloo. The combo makes for an indulgent treat, especially during winter. Complete recipe here.
3. Khasta Kachori:
This classic Kachori has a lentil filling. Black gram is mixed with spices like amchur, jeera, hing, dhania and more to make the delicious stuffing. This kachori takes slightly longer to make but is well worth the wait and effort. Click here for the recipe.
4. Dal Kachori
If you want another kind of lentil stuffing, opt for this kachori. It has a filling of moong dal, spices, poppy seeds and tamarind. You can relish them as they are, or also enjoy them with aloo ki sabzi. Find the step-by-step recipe here.
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5. Moth Kachori
This Delhi-style Kachori is made using moth beans (matki), onions, tomato and a range of aromatic spices. You can top it with some spicy hari chutney and tangy tamarind (imli) chutney for the best results. A wholesome yet tantalising treat! Click here for the recipe.
6. Lachedar Kachori
Filled with spicy stuffing made of potatoes, coriander and masalas, this kachori will satisfy most of your cravings. The outer covering has 4 layers to it, making this version even more impressive. Don't worry, it is still simple to make. Just follow this step-by-step recipe.
7. Aloo Kachori
This is another North Indian-style kachori with aloo - after all, potatoes are too versatile to resist! This kachori can be ready in under 20 minutes. It's the perfect way to quickly beat your hunger pangs. Watch the recipe video here
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8. Pyaaz Kachori
This Rajasthani kachori contains an onion filling you will find hard to resist. It is flavoured with garam masala, chaat masala, hing (asafoetida) and more. Pyaz kachori is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and spicy. Don't forget to add some chutneys on top. Find the complete recipe here.
9. Jodhpuri Aloo-Pyaz Kachori
Get the best of both potatoes and onions with this Jodhpuri Kachori recipe. Coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, garlic and chillies are just some of the ingredients whose flavours are infused into the stuffing. Sounds heavenly, doesn't it? Check out the full recipe here
10. Masala Kachori
This dry kachori derives its appeal from simple species combined in a genius way. Rather than veggies like peas, onions or potatoes, the masalas used in this recipe are simply mixed with coriander leaves, mint leaves and besan. Quick, easy and yummy! Watch the recipe video for Masala Kachori here.
11. Besan Kachori
This is another kind of kachori that does not have veggies in the filling. Instead, it is stuffed with besan, fennel seeds, amchur powder, dry ginger powder, chilli flakes and more! No hassle of cutting up ingredients or soaking lentils when it comes to this snack. Check out the recipe video here.
12. Raj Kachori
Our list would be incomplete without mentioning the famous raj kachori. This kachori is unique for many reasons. It has a different outer covering than most other kachoris - and you can even buy this part, readymade, from stores outside. Secondly, the fillings of raj kachori are added after the exterior is fried. And what a stuffing it is! Curds, sprouts, chutneys, potatoes, masalas, chickpeas, sev, etc. are typically added. A truly lavish treat, isn't it? Click here for the recipe.
Try making one of these kachoris the next time you are craving something crisp and flavourful.
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