Aloo Ki Kachori

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Aloo ki kachori is a traditional Indian and Pakistani recipe. Popular as street food and as a starter. Serve with a tangy chutney or a cooling raita. Enjoy.




  • 500ml (2 cups) flour
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) semolina
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) ghee
  • 180ml (6fl oz) water


  • 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) cumin seeds
  • 2.5cm (½ in) fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 green chilli, washed and finely chopped
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) ground coriander
  • 1.25ml (¼ tsp) turmeric
  • 1.25ml (¼ tsp) mango powder
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) garam masala
  • 2 large cooked potatoes, weighing about 300g (10oz), cut into cubes
  • Oil, for deep frying


  1. First, mix all the pastry ingredients. Knead the dough and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the cumin seeds for about 3 minutes or until their aromas are released.
  3. Add the ginger and chilli and fry for a minute.
  4. Lastly, add the remaining spices and potatoes and stir over a low heat until everything is well incorporated. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Form a golf-sized ball with the dough then flatten it.
  6. Place about 30ml (2 tbsp) of filling in the centre of the dough, then pinch the edges together to envelope the filling. Flatten the ball into a thick disc.
  7. Continue the process until you’ve run out dough. Any leftover potato can be enjoyed as a side dish to a main meal.
  8. Heat the oil in a large saucepan until it’s medium hot. You can test it by dropping a tiny amount of dough in it. If the dough comes gradually to the top, the oil is ready.
  9. Gently lower each kachori with a slotted spoon into the oil. Give it a nudge to help puff it up.
  10. When one side is crisp and brown, turn it around for the other side to fry.
  11. When both sides are cooked, lift it out with a slotted spoon and drain a paper towels.
  12. Serve immediately with your favourite chutney.

  • Category: Starter
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 2.4 g
  • Sodium: 61 mg
  • Fat: 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg