Moongdal Kachori

Moong dal kachori is made with  moong dal and flavored with spices and covered with crispy poori.

  Ingredients (serving-7)

For Outer cover-

  • All purpose flour – 1cup
  • Semolina – 1tbsp
  • Oil -2 tsp for kneading
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda-1pinch
  • Luke warm water-1/2 cup as required

For stuffing-

  • Moong dal – 1 cup (soaked for 1-2 hour)
  • Whole coriander seed – 1tsp
  • cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Cumin seed – 1tsp
  • Green chili-1 tsp finely chopped
  • Gram flour/sattu – 1/2 cup
  • Hing-2 pinch
  • Funnel seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Salt-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1tsp
  • Date tamarind chutney-2 tsp

Cooking oil – For deep frying


Step 1-Take  all purpose flour, semolina in a bowl. Add 2 tsp oil, salt and mix it proper then make stiff dough with the help of lukewarm water. Cover it with damp cloth and keep aside for 5 minutes(Do not keep longtime after kneading,  for crispy,puffed kachori)

Step 2 -Heat nonstick pan add 2 tbsp oil, whole coriander seed,cumin seed,fennel seed mix it,add hing,chopped green chili mix it cook 30 seconds,add soaked moong dal with 1/2 cup water and cook in high flame for 4-5 minutes. when dal absorbed all water then  Add salt, gram flour roast it 2-3 minutes,add red chili powder,coriander powder, garam masala, date tamarind chutney and mix it then for cook 3-4 minutes. Switch of flame and add cool it.Make small ball from stuffing ,it makes kachori puffed.

Step 4 – Take lemon size boll from dough and make small poori with the help of rolling board and pin. Put 1 stuffing ball on  center of puri and seal all sides, edges and close it proper. make flatten(press center proper) with hand. Make all in similar way.

Step 5 – Heat oil for frying on medium hot oil and place kachori on pan and cook in low medium flame, cook  in low flame 6-7 minutes till kachori puffed up completely,then turn it and cook other side 6-7 minutes.cook until golden  crispy in both side it will take 10-12 minutes for crispy  kachori(cook in low medium flame).

Step 6 –  Take out kachori ,drain on an  tissue paper. Cool and serve with tamarind chutney, curd and chana dal curry.

NOTE -Fry  in low medium flame for crispy kachori.


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