5 Different Types of Kachori You Should Try

June 1, 2024

Indians should tip their hat to chefs around the world for coming up with the most crazy and scrumptious snacks of all time. One such brilliant item is the savory Kachori. Not only are these snacks indigenous, but they have room for creative innovation to make several types of kachori to suit varied palettes. Kachori can be defined as a deep-fried ball of flour, which is flattened and filled with various kinds of stuffing. “An early known recipe similar to kachori comes from Susruta Samhita which mentions deep-fried pastry made from flour, ghee and jaggery and stuffed with spiced mung dal or minced meat. Another recipe for a dish known as “Kacchari”, a puffy deep-fried pastry stuffed with lentils, finds mention in a Jain text dating back to the 7th century.”(Source: Wikipedia). Kachori is the most easily available roadside snack. It competes with a similar snack called Samosa in this regard. You can see at busy Halwai and Sweet shops where customers line up, eagerly waiting to get their hands on this deliciousness. People also serve them during festivities and weddings or, they grab them for a quick bite. These round snacks can be enjoyed at any time of the day, with no specific right moment for indulging in their deliciousness. It is a munching snack, mainly  popular in the Northern parts of India. Kachori comes from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal and some other states. 

If you are someone who loves to try new snacks, then don’t give this a miss. 

Exploring 5 different types of Kachori

1. Khasta Kachori

Khasta Kachori

Khasta means crispy according to some English dictionaries. It refers to tasty food preparations which are essentially described as tender and brittle. These types of kachori have pastry-like shells. The trick lies in kneading the dough with the right consistency of water, salt and ghee. Baking powder is also added to some doughs. They have a filling of skinless yellow moong dal or urad dal. Some also have a mix of both. It also includes a pool of other spices and the result is a savory snack that melts in your mouth. It might also be a full hearty meal for some. 

2. Dal Kachori

Dal Kachori

A type which carries their description in their name. This type of kachori is made with dal also known as lentils. Out of various jars of dal in every Indian household pantry, Dal Kachori uses Urad Dal. From all the multifarious options of kachori, this one is a sensation from the state of Rajasthan. Kota, a city in that state boasts of the tastiest Dal Kachori. You add a mix of spices and herbs in specific quantities to soaked and coarsely ground urad dal. Hing(asafoetida), is an ingredient which gives this kachori a strong and distinct aroma and taste. It is deep fried on a slow flame to make the coating crisp with a soft filling on the inside.

3. Matar Kachori

Matar Kachori

Like its other counterparts, Matar Kachori’s peculiarity lies in its filling. Matar is the Hindi term for Green Peas. In Gujarat, this variety goes by the name of “Vatana ni Kachori”. The mild sweetness of peas blended with spicy masalas and herbs, makes these types of Kachori an adventure in your mouth. A spicy filling bursting with unmentionable flavor is the only way to describe them. It requires a lot of finesse to make the correct dough for deep-frying, which is flaky and crispy. From measuring various types of ingredients to crafting this snack, achieving its perfection is an art.

4. Pyaaz Kachori

Pyaaz aka Onions is a kind of root vegetable. A veggie that justifies its type by actually becoming the base of most food preparations. In the same way, onion is the base lifting other ingredients like besan, kalonji(nigella seeds), fennel(saunf), green chillies etc which are  blended with herbs and spices. You then carefully cook and stuff this mix into  round flattened circles of dough. All types of kachori are best served with fresh green chutney or tamarind chutney. One of the well-loved snacks in states like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, Pyaaz Kachori is always a solid choice.

5. Aloo Kachori

Aloo Kachori

Like sookhi Aloo ki sabzi, this recipe needs similar preparation. Potatoes are used to make the stuffing of this kachori. Potatoes are crowned as the most versatile vegetable, and you boil, mash, and cook them with the usual spices and herbs. You can adjust the heat with the amount of green and red chili used. Once you fill and fry the dough, you can serve them as an appetizer on various occasions, festivals, tea time, or breakfast snacks. The heartiness of this classic kachori surpasses all expectations.

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People in India see thelas (street carts), namkeen, and sweet shops selling countless Kachori per day. It’s like a safety net for a rushed common man who skipped his breakfast at home and a sure thing for families to serve at breakfasts or celebrations. It is also like a guilty pleasure in a diet on any cheat day. You can eat Kachori as a chaat with yogurt, different chutneys, onions, coriander with red chili and cumin powder sprinkled on top. People in Delhi and other states swear by it. You would too, if you order a Kachori of your choice from the Swiggy


1. What is Kachori made of?

Kachori is a popular Indian snack. They make it with wheat flour, maida, and sometimes semolina dough to make a covering for different types of filling. You can make the filling with dal (lentils), onions, potatoes, green peas, and other veggies cooked with herbs and spices.

2. Who made the first Kachori?

People from the region of Marwar, Rajasthan might have created Kachori.

3. Which type of Kachori is best?

Dal Kachori, Pyaz Kachori and Matar Kachori are the most preferred ones.

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