Poha Kachori Recipe

I happen to see this recipe in one of the television shows and thought to share this with you all. Kachori is a very popular snack in Northern India. This is one of the yummy chaat variety in many of the chaat shops. There are variety of kachori we can make and I have already shared the recipe for Aloo Kachori and Sweet Bread Kachori. Poha Kachori is another delicious variety of kachori. Its very simple to make and tastes so good. Outer cover we are going to make with bread and potato and we are going to stuff this with poha / puffed rice and deep fry them. A perfect evening snack with hot cofee / tea!

Poha Kachori Recipe
Poha Kachori Recipe

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time20 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

Poha Kachori Recipe
Poha Kachori Recipe

Boiled and mashed Potatoes1.5 Cups**
Bread Slice5
Poha / Puffed Rice1/2 Cup
Roasted Peanuts2 tablespoon
Lemon Juice1 tablespoon
Red Chilli Powder1 teaspoon
Chaat Masala1/2 teaspoon
Finely Chopped Green Chilli1
Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves1 tabespoon
SaltTo Taste
OilFor Frying

Poha Kachori Recipe
Poha Kachori Recipe

  1. Wash and Soak the poha in water for 10 minutes. Lets start with the outer cover. Cut the corners of the bread and discard them. Crumble the bread slices into smaller pieces and add it to a mixing bowl

  2. Add mashed potatoes to the mixing bowl along with salt and red chilli powder and mix well with your hand and knead it to a smooth and stiff dough. Don't add too much salt as we are going to add it to our filling also. Now our outer cover dough is ready

  3. Take the roasted peanuts in a mixer and give couple of pulse to make it a coarse powder

  4. Drain water from poha and squeeze the poha to drain all water completely. Take the poha in a mixing bowl along with roasted peanuts, chopped green chillies, chaat masala, red chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves and mix well. 

  5. Add lemon juice and mix once again. Our stuffing is now ready. Make small balls out of the stuffing. I have made 8 balls out of the stuffing. 

  6. Now grease your palm and fingers with oil and take lemon sized ball out of the outer dough and roll it and press it in the middle and then make like a bowl. Add one stuffing ball and gently close the dough. Just wet your hands with water and seal the kachori nicely so that the filling doesn't come out in the oil. 

  7. Repeat the step 6 for the rest of the outer dough and filling. Heat oil in a pan. Test the oil by dropping a tiny dough and if it raises immediately, then gently drop 2-3 kachoris in the pan and deep fry them in medium flame on both the sides, till they are golden brown color and becomes crispy outside. Remove the fried kachoris and place them in paper towel to drain excess oil

  8. Delicious Poha Kachori is now ready to serve. Serve with Ketchup or Green Chutney and enjoy your evening.
  9. Poha Kachori Recipe
    Poha Kachori Recipe

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My birthday girl enjoyed it so much. Thank u subbu aunty :) i replaced peanuts with almonds.

Hi Manju, you can shallow fry the kachoris.

hi mami,
can i substitute potato with any other ingredient?

Hi, The potato which has starch helps to hold the outer cover. But we can omit potato and use only bread pieces also.

Thank you :)



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