How to make Mughal Sarai Dal Kachori -

Deep fried spicy moong dal stuffed kachoris served with a tangy chutney

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), Readymade kachori dough

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Mughal Sarai Dal Kachori

Mughal Sarai Dal Kachori Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Mughal Sarai Dal Kachori Recipe

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) , soaked for 1 hour and boiled with turmeric powde 1 cup

  • Readymade kachori dough 250 grams

  • Oil 2 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger , finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Potato , boiled, peeled and mashed 1 small

  • Onion , finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Chutney

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind paste 3 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Potato , boiled, peeled and finely chopped 1 small

  • Onion , finely chopped 1 small

  • Fresh coriander sprigs a few


Step 1

To make filling, heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add carom seeds, fennel seeds and ginger, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2

Add green gram, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and dried mango powder, mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 3

Add potato, onion and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 5

Divide the kachori dough into equal portions and roll out into small discs. Place a spoonful of filling in the centre and bring the edges together to make a potli. Flatten a little into kachoris.

Step 6

Slide the kachoris, a few at a time, into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

To make chutney, heat oil on a non-stick pan, add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, carom seeds and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add tamarind paste and mix.

Step 8

Add 1½ cups water, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and sugar. Mix, bring to a boil and strain into a bowl. Add potato and onion and mix well. Chop coriander sprigs and add.

Step 9

Crack the kachoris from centre, fill in the prepared chutney, arrange them on a serving plate and serve.

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