This snack is a famous street food of Rajasthan, which is now very popular across North India. This can be eaten as a whole meal and will keep your tummy full for a long period of time. This is the reason it is also known as ‘Traders food’, as this was first introduced by the trader’s community due to there long day work as well as long travels.
Kachoris are crispy fried pastry stuffed with spicy onion filling and it doesn’t get spoil and last for a long period of time.
The kachoris are made with all-purpose flour, semolina, and ghee (clarified butter) and the stuffing is made with onion, green chili, ginger, and spices.
You can serve it with green chutney, red chutney or aloo sabzi (potato curry). Try my recipe for your family and friend during breakfast, evening snack, parties, potluck, picnic, travels, etc.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4th cup semolina (suji)
- 1 tbsp. clarified butter (ghee)
- 1 tsp.cumin seed
- 1 tsp. coriander seed
- 1 tsp. fennel seed (Sauf)
- Pinch of asafoetida (hing)
- 1 tsp. chopped green chilies
- 1 tsp. chopped ginger
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp. garam masala
- 1/2 tsp. dry mango powder (amchur powder)
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. gram flour (besan)
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
- Water to make the dough
- In a mixing bowl add all-purpose flour, semolina, ghee and a pinch of salt, mix it well and then slowly add water to knead the dough. Keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add cumin seed, coriander seed, fennel seed, asafoetida, onion, green chili, ginger and stir fry them for 2 minutes.
- Then add the turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, garam masala, sugar, gram flour and salt to taste. Mix them well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Transfer the stuffing into a bowl.
- Take a small portion of the dough and make a small dough ball of lemon size.
- Then with your hand flatten the balls making a small hole in the middle to add the stuffing and seal it and give it a round shape.
- Press the stuffed dough balls with your hand to flatten it a bit.
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan, once the oil is hot enough, add the kachoris (don’t overcrowd the pan) and fry them in medium-low heat until they turn golden brown in color.
- Serve them hot with chutney or aloo sabzi to enjoy.