How to make Upvas ki Kachori -

A popular recipe of kachori made with potatoes had during the fasting period in India.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Medium potatoes, Water chestnut flour (shingare ka atta) (सिंघारे का आटा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Upvas ki Kachori

Upvas ki 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Upvas ki Kachori Recipe

  • Medium potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 4

  • Water chestnut flour (shingare ka atta) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Black salt (kala namak) to taste

  • Fresh coconut scraped 3/4 cup

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Ghee for greasing

  • Arrowroot powder for coating

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Take mashed potatoes in a bowl, add water chestnut flour and rock salt and knead into a semi-stiff dough.

Step 2

Take coconut in another bowl, add raisins, green chillies, coriander leaves and rock salt and mix well.

Step 3

Grease your palms with some ghee. Divide the dough into equal portions, shape each into a katori, stuff with coconut mixture and shape into round kachoris. Coat them with arrowroot powder and keep them on a plate.

Step 4

Heat sufficient peanut oil in a kadai. Slide the kachoris into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot with green chutney.

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