Dal Kachori

Dal Kachori

A great treat for all the family members! Let it be iftaar or Eid you certainly have a chance to show your cooking skills to your family by making these fried kachoris. Serve them with spicy Aloo Tarkari or Chana Salan!

Cuisine: South Asian / Pakistani

Type: Savory / Sideline / Snack / Lunch



s. no Ingredients Quantity
1 Chana Dal 125 grams
2 All Purpose Flour (maida) 1/2 kilo
3 Salt 1/2 teaspoon
4 Cumin Seeds (zeera) 1/2 teaspoon
5 Water As needed for kneading and boiling
6 Oil 60 grams for dough
7 Oil As needed for frying
8 Black Pepper (crushed) 1 teaspoon


Procedure for preparing Dal Filling:

  1. Boil the chana dal in water with salt. Once soft, take it off the heat and grind in the food processor with crushed black pepper.

Procedure for preparing Kachori Dough:

  1. In a bowl, mix all-purpose plain flour, salt, cumin and oil. Knead well by gradually adding water. Make sure the dough is soft.
  2. Let it set in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Later, make small balls of the dough, press at the center and fill each with 1 teaspoon of chana dal.
  4. Seal the dough by pressing them with finger tips and roll them gently on the greased work surface.
  5. Deep fry the kachoris in hot oil until turns golden brown. Drain on kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
  6. Serve hot with chutney raita, aloo tarkari or qeema.


  • Pour the oil on kachori with slotted spoon while frying to make it fluffy.
  • Make sure there aren’t any holes in kachori dough for the air to escape while frying.


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