Khasta Urad Dal Kachoris

Servings: 8 kachoris
Cuisine: Indian
Course: Appetizer
Time: 40 minutes
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Khasta, crispy, and flaky kachoris with a spicy urad dal stuffing. The urad dal kachoris are a perfect all-time snack or a meal in itself that will have you reaching out for more. Try this easy-to-cook recipe.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup water
  • Oil for deep frying

For the stuffing

  • 1/2 cup dhuli urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder (jeera)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1 tsp fennel powder (saunf)
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder (sounth)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp amchoor (dry mango) powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • To begin, soak dhuli urad dal (split black gram) in water for 2-3 hours. Drain well. Grind it coarsely and keep aside.
  • To prepare the dough, take all-purpose flour in a large bowl. Add in salt and melted ghee or clarified butter. Rub it in until you get a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Knead it into a soft dough using water. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • To prepare the stuffing, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Add in the dry masalas on low heat – cumin powder (jeera), coriander powder (dhania), fennel powder (saunf), dry ginger powder (sonth), salt, Kashmiri red chilli powder, amchoor (dry mango powder), garam masala powder, and a pinch of asafoetida (hing). Mix well.
  • Add in 1 tbsp gram flour (besan) and roast until you can smell the aroma.
  • Add in the coarsely ground dal. Mix well. Cook until the moisture dries up. Remove into a bowl to cool. Do not leave it in the pan.
  • Once the dough is well rested, knead it again. Divide it into ten equal portions.
  • Shape them into balls and roll them out about 2-3 inches in diameter. Apply water to the edges. Add in about 2 tbsps of stuffing in the middle. Crimp the edges and gather them in the center for the desired kachori shape. Press it down and roll it out a bit again.
  • Heat oil for deep frying on low to medium heat. Add in the kachoris knotted side down. Allow them to rise to the top before turning them over.
  • Fry on medium heat until golden in color.
  • The Urad Dal Kachoris are ready to serve. Enjoy them with potato curry.


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This blog post is part of the blog challenge β€˜Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva andNoor Anand Chawla in collaboration with RRE Studios and ShowCase Events.

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