How to make Shegaon Kachori at Home?

Kachori is a famous Indian snack that is popular across the country, with each region having its unique variant. One such variant is Shegaon Kachori, a delicious and spicy snack from Maharashtra. Shegaon Kachori is a crispy, deep-fried snack that is filled with a flavorful mixture of spiced peas and potatoes. In this blog post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of making Shegaon Kachori at home.


For the dough:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Water as required

For the filling:

  • 1 cup of boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup of boiled peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, salt, and vegetable oil. Mix well until the mixture turns crumbly. Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a smooth dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the boiled and mashed potatoes, boiled peas, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, red chili powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, chopped coriander leaves, and salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Divide the dough into equal-sized balls and roll them into small circles using a rolling pin. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of the circle and bring the edges together to cover the filling. Pinch the edges to seal the kachori.
  4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame. Once the oil is hot, gently drop the kachoris into the oil and fry until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  5. Once the kachoris are fried, remove them from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. Serve the Shegaon Kachori hot with some green chutney or tamarind chutney.


    • To make the kachoris more crispy, add a tablespoon of semolina to the dough mixture.
    • You can also add a tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste to the filling for an extra burst of flavor.
    • Make sure the filling is not too watery, as it can cause the kachoris to break while frying.
    • You can store the leftover kachoris in an airtight container and reheat them in the oven before serving.

    So, Shegaon Kachori is a tasty and easy-to-make snack that can be enjoyed with friends and family. With this simple recipe, you can recreate the authentic flavors of Shegaon Kachori in your own kitchen. So, go ahead and give it a try!

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