Moong-Dal Kachori Recipe

A Delectable Delight

Moong Dal Kachori is a popular Indian snack with a crispy shell and a savory filling made of lentils. It originated in Rajasthan, India.

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Moong-Dal Kachori Recipe

Rajasthan, the land of vibrant culture and mouthwatering cuisine, is famous for its wide array of flavorsome delicacies. One such iconic dish that steals the hearts of food enthusiasts is the Rajasthani Kachori. With its crispy exterior and savory filling, this deep-fried pastry is an absolute delight to indulge in. In this blog, we will guide you through an authentic Rajasthani Kachori recipe, allowing you to recreate this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen. So let's get started and embark on a flavorsome journey!

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 28 mins Total Time 43 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 10 Calories: 83 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the dough:

For the filling:

For deep-frying:


  1. Preparing the dough:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, semolina, ghee, baking soda, and salt.
    • Mix the ingredients well using your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    • Gradually add water, a little at a time, and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable.
    • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Making the filling:
    • Rinse the moong dal thoroughly and soak it in water for approximately 30 minutes.
    • Drain the soaked dal and grind it coarsely in a food processor or blender.
    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Allow them to crackle.
    • Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chili. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
    • Now, add the coarsely ground moong dal and cook it for 5-6 minutes until it turns slightly golden.
    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    • Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool. Once cooled, add chopped coriander leaves and mix.
  3. Shaping and frying the kachoris:
    • Divide the dough into small lemon-sized balls.
    • Take one dough ball and roll it into a small disc of about 3-4 inches in diameter.
    • Place a tablespoon of the prepared filling in the center of the disc.
    • Carefully bring the edges together and seal the filling inside, shaping it into a ball.
    • Gently flatten the filled ball with your palm and roll it into a slightly thicker disc of approximately 4-5 inches in diameter. Repeat this process for the remaining dough balls.
    • Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or kadai over medium heat.
    • Once the oil is hot, carefully slide in 2-3 kachoris at a time, depending on the size of the pan.
    • Fry the kachoris until they turn golden brown and crispy on both sides. Flip them occasionally to ensure even cooking.
    • Once done, remove the kachoris using a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on a kitchen paper towel.
  4. Serving and garnishing:
    • Serve the hot and crispy Rajasthani kachoris with tangy tamarind chutney or spicy green chutney.
    • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves for added flavor and visual appeal.


    • Rajasthani Kachori, with its irresistible combination of crispy outer layers and delectable filling, is a culinary gem that captures the essence of Rajasthan's flavors. By following this authentic recipe, you can recreate this iconic dish in your own kitchen. So gather the ingredients, get ready to embrace the aromas of the desert land, and indulge in the delightful experience of Rajasthani cuisine. Happy cooking and bon appétit!
    The mentioned recipe yields approximately 10 pieces of Rajasthani Kachori. Feel free to adjust the measurements according to your requirements.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 83kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.3g9%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Cholesterol 0.01mg1%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 33mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 7.7g3%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 1.5g3%

* * 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.

Keywords: Moong-Dal Kachori, Indian snacks, Fried pastries, Street food, Spicy filling,Deep frying, Crispy texture, Accompaniments,

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