Lilva Kachori Recipe

A Taste of Authentic Indian Delight

Lilva kachori, a traditional Indian snack, originated in Gujarat. Its rich history dates back centuries, combining flavorful green pigeon peas with aromatic spices.

Lilva Kachori Recipe

  • Are you craving a delightful and flavorsome Indian snack to tantalize your taste buds? Look no further than Lilva Kachori, a popular delicacy originating from the vibrant state of Gujarat, India. This savory pastry filled with a delectable mixture of pigeon peas and aromatic spices is sure to transport you to the streets of Gujarat, where the scent of freshly fried kachoris fills the air. In this blog, we'll guide you through a simple yet authentic recipe for Lilva Kachori, perfectly portioned for two people. So, let's dive into the world of flavors and create a memorable culinary experience!
Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 24 mins Total Time 54 mins Difficulty: Advanced Servings: 2 Calories: 150 Kcal Best Season: Winter


For the dough:

For the filling:


  1. Prepare the dough:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, ghee, and a pinch of salt.
    • Mix the ingredients well until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    • Gradually add water and knead to form a smooth, firm dough.
    • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  2. Prepare the filling:
    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
    • Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
    • Stir in ginger paste and green chili paste, and sauté for a minute.
    • Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well.
    • Add the boiled lilva and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Mash the lilva slightly while stirring to create a textured filling.
    • Remove from heat and allow the filling to cool.
  3. Assemble and fry the kachoris:
    • Divide the dough into small lemon-sized balls.
    • Roll out each ball into a small circle, approximately 3-4 inches in diameter.
    • Place a spoonful of the lilva filling in the center of each dough circle.
    • Gently bring the edges of the dough together and seal it, ensuring the filling is well enclosed.
    • Flatten the filled dough ball slightly and roll it out into a small disk.
    • Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  4. Deep fry the kachoris:
    • Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai over medium heat.
    • Once the oil is hot, carefully slide the kachoris into the oil, one at a time.
    • Fry the kachoris until they turn golden brown and crispy on both sides.
    • Remove the kachoris using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  5. Serve and enjoy:
    • Serve the hot and crispy Lilva Kachoris with mint chutney or tamarind chutney.
    • Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves for added freshness.
    • Enjoy the Lilva Kachoris as a snack with a cup of tea or as part of a delicious meal.
  6. Conclusion:

    Indulging in the delightful flavors of Lilva Kachoris is like embarking on a culinary journey through the streets of Gujarat. This recipe allows you to recreate the authentic taste of this popular Indian snack right in your own kitchen. The crispy exterior and the flavorful filling of pigeon peas combined with aromatic spices make Lilva Kachoris a delightful treat for your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients, follow the recipe, and savor the essence of Gujarat with this traditional snack for two!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 piece

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 150kcal
Calories from Fat 72kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 96mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g6%

Calcium 10 mg
Iron 1 mg

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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