Urad Dal Kachori Recipe | How to make Dal Kachori

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How to make Urad Dal Kachori
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Urad Dal kachori

Urad Dal kachoris are one of the most tempting of all street foods/chaat snacks. It has a super crunchy and crispy exterior with a spicy filling inside. It is either served plain with any chutney or even as a chaat item topped with chopped onion, spicy and sweet chutneys, sweetened curds and nylon sev etc.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 256 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 80 grams Urad Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger (grated)
  • 2 Green Chillies (de-seeded and chopped finely)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 150 grams Maida
  • 30 grams Desi Ghee
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 200 grams Ghee or Oil


  1. Wash and soak the dal for 5 hours.
  2. Drain and add it to a mixer jar.

  3. Grind coarsely without adding any water or as little as possible.

  4. Heat a non-stick pan on low flame.

  5. Add 1 tablespoon oil.

  6. Add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, grated ginger, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, hing, and salt.

    Frying dal for Urad Dal Kachori
  7. Give a stir and add the dal paste.

  8. Mix it well till the dal gathers in the center and leaves the base of the pan easily.

    Dal for Urad Dal Kachori
  9. Remove in a bowl and let it cool completely.

  10. Take maida, baking soda and salt to taste in a bowl.

  11. Add ghee and knead it into the flour so that it resembles breadcrumbs

  12. Start kneading by adding water little by little as a stiff dough is needed to get the crispy texture for the kachoris.

  13. Cover the dough with a moist muslin cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

    Dough for Urad Dal Kachori
  14. Place a thick bottom pan on low heat and add 2 to 3 cups (200 grams) of ghee.

  15. As the oil heats, start rolling the kachoris.

  16. Take a lemon sized ball of dough and roll it to 4 to 5 inches circle.

  17. Place a tablespoon of urad dal stuffing in the center.

    Urad Dal Kachori rolling
  18. Cover it with the dough just like stuffed parathas.

  19. Again roll it gently to about 4 inches diameter circle.

  20. Ready all the kachoris similarly.

  21. Check the oil temperature by dropping a little ball of dough.

  22. If it comes up slow and steady, the oil is ready.

  23. Slide in one kachori at a time and let it fry on low to medium flame.

  24. With a slotted spoon press the kachori from the top to help it puff up.

  25. Turn and fry the other side too.

  26. Remove when it looks light golden brown in color.

    Frying Urad Dal Kachori
  27. Fry all the kachoris in the same way.

  28. Serve with sweet-sour tamarind chutney, mint chutney etc.
    Urad Dal Kachori Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Urad Dal kachori
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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