How to make Dried Fruit Kachori -

Besan stuffed kachoris enriched with dry fruits

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Dried Fruits (ड्राईड फ्रूट्स/ सूखे मेवे )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Dried Fruit Kachori

Dried Fruit 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 : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Dried Fruit Kachori Recipe

  • Refined Flour finely chopped 2 tablespoon

  • Dried Fruits finely chopped 2 tablespoon

  • Raisins chopped 2 tablespoon

  • Dates finely chopped 2 tablespoon

  • Dried apricots chopped 2 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup

  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee softened 4 tablespoon

  • Ghee 3 tbsps + for deep-frying

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 cup

  • Powdered sugar 1/3 cup

  • Honey 2 tablespoon


Step 1

Combine refined flour and whole wheat flour with salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add softened ghee and mix well. Add half cup ice cold water and knead into a soft dough. Cover with cling wrap and set aside in a cool place for one hour.

Step 2

Heat three tablespoons ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Add gram flour and sauté, stirring continuously, for about eight minutes or until it is golden brown and fragrant.

Step 3

Add walnuts, pistachios, raisins, dates, apricots, powdered sugar and honey. Mix well and cook for one to two minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool down to room temperature. Divide the dough into equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.

Step 4

Gently press around the edges with your thumb and flatten slightly. Place a portion of the gram flour mixture in the centre, then gather the edges over the filling to enclose it completely. Pinch the seams together to seal well and press with the heal of your hand and flatten into a thick kachori.

Step 5

Heat sufficient ghee in a deep non-stick pan, gently slide in the kachoris, one by one, and deep fry on medium heat until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot.

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