Baked Kachori Recipe | Cocktail Kachori |Mini Kachori Recipe

Baked Kachori Recipe | Cocktail Kachori |Mini Kachori Recipe

Baked Kachori Recipe

This is my latest addition to the Baked Indian Savory goodies ! It doesn’t get better than this !

Kachori / Kachodi is a popular , deep fried , flaky , Indian snack and I tried to bake it ❤

Recipe –

Makes around 40 Bite sized Kachoris


Kachori Dough 

2 cups All Purpose flour

1/2 tsp Ajwain /Carom Seeds

1 tsp Salt or to taste

6 tbsp Oil

2/3 cup Chilled Water ( or less or more )

I used 2 types of stuffing –

Stuffing Option 1:

1/4 cup Yellow Moong dal / lentils

1 tsp. Ginger paste / Grated Ginger

3/4 tsp ground Fennel seeds

3/4 tsp Coriander powder

1/2 tsp Red chili powder / cayenne

1/2 tsp Dry Mango powder (amchoor)

1/8tsp Asafetida (optional)

1/4 tsp. Garam Masala

3 tbsp chopped Cilantro

Salt to Taste

2 tbsp Oil

Method- Stuffing Option 1

Making the Stuffing:

1) Rinse the dal for 2-3 changes of water and soak in enough water, for 3-4 hours. Grind the dal , just enough to break it into half. Do not grind too much , or else you will be left with a paste.

2) Mix the dry masalas – ground fennel seeds , coriander powder , red chili powder , dry mango powder , asafetida and salt in 2-3 tbsp of water to make a spice paste.

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3) Heat 2 tbsp. of oil in a non stick skillet . Add ginger paste / grated ginger . Cook till the raw smell of ginger disappears. Next , add the above prepared spice paste and let the spices cook for 30 seconds. Keep stirring.

4) Add the moong dal and mix well with the spice paste . Roast the moong dal on medium heat till the water dries up , until brown and well roasted . Keep stirring throughout .

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5) Once done , add chopped cilantro and garam masala . Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Mix well and turn the heat off. Set aside to cool.

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 Stuffing Option 2

1/3 cup  Besan / Gram Flour (Roasted)

1/4 tsp. Turmeric Powder tsp.

1/2 tbsp ground Fennel seeds

1/2 tbsp Coriander powder

1/2 tsp Red chili powder / cayenne

1/2 tsp Dry Mango powder (amchoor)

1/8 Asafetida / Hing ( optional)

1/2 tsp. Garam Masala

1/2 tsp . Coriander Seeds

1/2 tsp. Fennel Seeds

12-15 Raisins

1.5 tbsp. Date -Tamarind Chutney (Saunth)

2 tsp Sugar

Salt to Taste

2-3 tbsp Oil

Method- Stuffing Option 2

Making the Stuffing:

1 )Dry roast the chickpea flour in a non-stick skillet on medium-low heat. Stir continuously to prevent the flour from sticking to the skillet and burning. Cook for 5 – 7 minutes or until the color of the flour changes to light brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

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2) Make a spice paste – Mix 1 tablespoon water with turmeric powder , ground fennel powder , coriander powder , red chili powder , dry mango powder , asafetida and  garam masala. Set aside.

3) Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another non stick skillet on low – medium heat . Now, add raisins , fennel seeds , coriander seeds followed by the spice paste. Give it a good stir and let it sputter for 20  -30 seconds .

4) Add the roasted gram flour to the above spice mix and combine well . Add some more oil if you feel the mixture is too dry . Saute for 1 or 2 minutes on low heat. Keep stirring.

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5) Once combined , add the tamarind paste sugar and salt . Mix well. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Set aside to cool.

Preparing the Kachori Dough:

1) Mix the all purpose flour , ajwain ,salt and oil to form a crumbly mixture .

2) Add the chilled water , slowly to the above mixture to form a soft pliable dough.Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 20 minutes.

3) After the resting time , knead for a minute or two , to form a smooth dough.

Making the Kachoris:

1) Divide the kneaded dough into 4 equal parts. Take one part of the dough and roll out to 1/8th of an inch thickness ,using a rolling pin . It should not be too thick or too thin.

2) Using a cookie cutter , cut out circles for the kachoris.

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3) Now , take each cut out circle and spoon 1-2 tsps. of the prepared filling in the center. Pull the edges towards center and press down to secure the filling inside , making sure there are no visible openings. Fill all kachoris and set aside.

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4) Place the prepared kachoris on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake on 375º F for approximately 25 – 30minutes or until light golden brown.

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5) Serve as an appetizer or snack with your favorite chutney !

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Tips :

1) Make sure the filling is at room temperature , before stuffing in the kachoris.

2) Make sure to seal the dough well ,after filling the stuffing , or else it might open while baking.

3) I made 20 Kachoris with each stuffing – total 40 . The measurements per stuffing are good enough for 20 bite size kachoris . The rest depends on the size. You may try with half the quantity and one filling.

4) You might have to flip the kachoris 2 -3 times for even coloring. But , please do not open the oven door within the first 10 mins , and when you do – don’t keep it open for too long or the baking time will increase.

5) Stuffing no. 2 is on the spicier side. Adjust spices to suit your palate.

Please feel to ask any questions to clear the doubts you may have . I”ll be more than happy to answer those. Enjoy !

 Here’s wishing you and your family a Happy and Safe Diwali ❤ Much Love ,

Sonal Kalra 🙂

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15 thoughts on “Baked Kachori Recipe | Cocktail Kachori |Mini Kachori Recipe

  1. I made this kachoris using method one. I used one cup all purpose and one cup whole wheat flour and added an extra tbs of oil in the dough. They came out tasting absolutely sensational. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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    • Thanks Sheetal! To start with, yes they can be made using whole wheat flour. The fat content will remain the same but the qty of water used to knead the dough will change. Use enough to make sure it’s a soft, pliable dough.

      My experience with “baking” with 100% whole wheat has not been satisfactory and the results are not always soft. I would suggest you take 50:50 or 25:75 of whole wheat flour and maida if you plan to bake. Try with a smaller quantity and if you are happy with the results, go ahead with larger quantities.

      You can deep fry too if you like 🙂

      Hope this helps


  2. Hi Sonal,
    Thanx for sharing healthier version of kachori.
    Going to make it today,just wondering whether to add baking powder to dough or not.

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    • Hi Sweta ,

      Yes , you may . You can brush / spray some oil towards the end of the baking time . You can also broil / use the top heating element for a minute or two to achieve the desired color . Hope this helps .


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