Chana Dal Kachori Recipe

Chana Dal Kachori Recipe

Chana Dal Kachori Recipe

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • ½ cup Chana Daal
  • 1 cup Refined Flour (Maida)
  • 14 tsp Baking Soda 
  • Salt to taste
  • Drizzle Hot Chilli Oil
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Ginger
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 8 Cashewnuts
  • 1 tsp Red chilli Powder
  • 14 tsp Fennel Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • A pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Oil to deep fry


  • Take refined flour in a bowl, add baking soda, salt, 2½ tbsps hot oil and sufficient water and knead into soft dough. Drizzle some oil over the dough, cover and set aside.
  • Put the drained split chana daal in a mixer jar and grind coarsely with very little water.
  • Add chilli powder, fennel powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, salt, garam masala powder and a little water, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, add lemon juice, mix well and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  • Heat sufficient oil in another kadai.
  • Divide both dough and stuffing mixture into equal portions. Stuff each dough portion with a portion of the stuffing, shape into balls ensuring that the stuffing is completely covered with the dough.
  • Slide in the kachoris into hot oil and deep-fry, on low heat, till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Arrange on a serving platter and serve hot.

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