Friday, December 01, 2006

Khasta Kachori...... Aaloo Matar Wali

You must have tried Khasta Kachori before but the one that I m going to share with you today is made up with fresh and spicy Potato & Peas filling and not with Dal/lentil filling. Its not as heavy as the dal one and is much more fresh. Its such a mouth watering snack that you cannot just eat one. After having this, with a nice hot cup of ginger tea, you will never crave for Samosa again.

Makes 50
Servings 25
Servings Size 2


For Dough:
All-Purpose flour (7 Cups)
Refind Oil/Vegetable Shortening (1 Cup)
Salt (1 Tbsp)
Water (400 ml)

For Filling:
Potato (4-6 Large, Boiled & Mashed)
Peas (1 1/2 Cups, Boiled)
Green Chillies (7-8, Finely Chopped)
Ginger (2 1/2 Tbsp, Minced)
Coriander Leaves (1 Cup)
Oil (2 Tbsp)
Turmeric Powder (1/2 Tbsp)
Red Chilli Powder (1/2 Tbsp)
Coriander Powder (2 Tbsp)
Amchoor Powder (1 Tbsp)
Salt (To Taste)
Oil for Frying


  1. Start by making the dough or the crust for the Khasta Kachori. Put all the dry ingredients in the Food Processor and start pulsing.
  2. Add Refind oil/ Vegetable shortening and pulse 5 times, so that it is mixed with the dry ingredients.
  3. Now start adding water slowly from the feed tube and make a hard dough. The harder the dough will be, the crispier the Khasta will become.
  4. Take out and keep aside for 30-45 mins, covered with a plastic wrap or a wet cloth. If needed, smooth the dough with hands.
  5. For potato filling: In a large bowl mix mashed potatoes, boiled peas, coriander leaves, ginger and green chillies. Keep aside.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and add all the spices accept Amchoor powder and fry them for about 1/2 minute.
  7. Now add the potato mixture prepared before to the spices and sprinkle Amchoor powder over it. Mix well and let it cool for a while.
  8. Take a small portion of dough and roll it in the shape of a circle. Put a little bit of potato filling in the middle of it, as shown in the picture below.

  1. Roll it into the shape of Khasta Kachori, as shown below.

  1. Heat oil for frying in a pan and deep fry them until they are golden brown on a medium low flame.
  2. Serve hot with Coriander Chutney/ Tamarind Chutney.

Tips: You can freeze them after very lightly frying them. Keep them on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer overnight. Transfer them into a ziplock bag and freeze them again. Whenever want to serve them, keep them out for 6-8 hours and than fry them in heated oil until they are done. They will taste as fresh as ever.

To make it more crispy and a little more healthy, substitute 2 cups of flour with 2 cups of Semolina/ Rava.

You can also add some dry fruits like cashews and golden raisins to potato filling, to make it more attractive for special occasion.


Vini K said...

Hi Nidhi,

I made khasta kachori with dal filling for diwali..I was plalnning to blog about it.Yours looks so yummy with the potato pea filling..I will write about it someday with the dal filling(when I make it next)

glad to know you are at 11th position now.Hope you reach the top.Goodluck.

Love and best wishes


ila said...

Hey Nidhi...
It looks soooooo......good. I'll try it.
I am sure that you will be one of the first five contestants.

Trupti said...

Hi Nidhi....congrats!! your version of Khasta Kachori is awesome, I will have to try it. Kartik loves them.


Indira said...

Congratulations Nidhi! I liked your bell pepper rings recipe and I have voted for it in Chef's contest.

Asha said...

Khasta Kachori is mouthwatering,great snack for a cold day:))

Good luck and wish you the best.

swapna said...




Lakshmi said...

hi Nidhi,
i love those kachoris, so nice of u to post your version.

jayakarthik said...

i liked ur blog
will come again for more recipes
thanks for sharing it with us
i m adding ur blog to my blogroll
if u have any objections please do let me know

Pooja said...

HI Nidhi,
i have read about your chef's competiotion , and immediately I registered and voted for you. its nice that i can vote as amny times as i wish to. that time i voted 3 times for you. I am gald that i can help you this way. :)
i voted were you were on 8th position. wil agina vote today. :D .
i liked your bell pepper rings. :)
this khasta kachori is also too good !

Nidhi said...

Thanks Vini, I have reached at 2nd position now....your good wishes are really working for me. I m waiting for your recipe of Khasta with dal filling.

Thanks Ila, did you try it or not. Hey I m at 2nd position now.

Thanks Trupti, Please do try it and let me know.

Thanks Indira, I m happy to know that you liked my recipe and have started voting for me.

Thanks Asha, indeed it is with a hot cup of tea and some corriander chutney.

Thanks Swapna, try it and let me how much did you like it.

Thanks Lakshmi, I m glad to know that you liked them so much.

Thanks Jaya, I m very happy to know that you wanna add me to your blog and I don't have any problems with that. Keep visiting.

Thanks Pooja, its always good when someone appreciate your efforts. Please do keep voting for me, I really need your support to maintain my position in top 5.

Thanks once again to all of you...
Love and best wishes...Nidhi.