Shegaon Ki Kachori Recipe

Shegaon Ki Kachori Recipe

40 Mins
5-6 People
20 Mins



Hey there, folks! Chef Ajay here, and let me tell you about one of my absolute favorites - Shegaon Ki Kachori. Now, before we dive into the recipe, let me share a little story. You see, the first time I encountered this delightful treat was during a culinary adventure through the heart of Maharashtra. Nestled in the bustling streets of Shegaon, I stumbled upon a tiny local eatery where the aroma of freshly fried kachoris filled the air. One bite, and I was hooked! The perfect blend of spices, the crispy outer shell, and the flavorful filling left me craving for more. Since then, I've been on a mission to recreate that magical experience in my own kitchen.


Now, let's get cooking!



Recipe of Shegaon Ki Kachori:




For the dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Water, as needed

For the stuffing:

  • 4 small pieces of ginger
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • Besan (gram flour), as required
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of turmeric powder





  1. Prepare the Dough:

    • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, salt, and oil. Mix well.
    • Gradually add water and knead to form a soft dough. Cover and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Stuffing:

    • Crush ginger, garlic, and green chilies to a coarse paste.
    • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and the crushed ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Sauté until fragrant.
    • Add besan (gram flour) to the pan and roast until golden brown.
    • Then add chopped coriander leaves, salt, and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook until the besan is aromatic. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. Assemble and Fry the Kachoris:

    • Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a ball. Flatten each ball slightly.
    • Place a portion of the stuffing in the center of each flattened dough ball.
    • Bring the edges of the dough together to cover the stuffing completely and seal it properly.
    • Gently flatten the stuffed dough balls with your hands.
    • Heat oil for frying in a deep pan or kadhai.
    • Carefully slide the stuffed dough balls into the hot oil and fry on medium heat until golden brown and crispy on both sides.
    • Remove the fried kachoris from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  4. Serve:

    • Serve hot with your favorite chutney or sauce.


Enjoy the delicious Shegaon Kachori with its spicy and flavorful stuffing!




About the Recipe:


Shegaon Ki Kachori is a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy that boasts a unique blend of flavors and textures. Originating from the town of Shegaon, this dish is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Maharashtra. Unlike the typical kachoris found elsewhere, Shegaon Ki Kachori stands out for its innovative stuffing made with besan (gram flour) instead of the usual lentils. This gives it a distinct taste and a crispy texture that is simply irresistible. Whether enjoyed as a snack or as part of a meal, Shegaon Ki Kachori never fails to delight the taste buds with its savory goodness.



Cooking Tips:


  • Be patient with the stuffing: Ensure that the besan stuffing is cooked thoroughly to bring out its rich flavor.
  • Fry with care: When frying the kachoris, maintain a moderate heat to ensure they cook evenly and achieve the perfect golden brown color.
  • Serve hot: Shegaon Ki Kachori is best enjoyed fresh and hot, straight from the frying pan.



Pairing Guide:


  • Chutneys: Pair Shegaon Ki Kachori with tangy tamarind chutney or spicy mint chutney for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Beverages: Serve alongside a hot cup of masala chai or refreshing buttermilk for a delightful contrast of flavors.
  • Side dishes: Complement with traditional Maharashtrian dishes like batata bhaji (potato curry) or sukhi bhaji (dry vegetable curry) for a complete meal experience.




Frequently Asked Questions about Shegaon Ki Kachori:


  1. What is Shegaon Ki Kachori?

    • Shegaon Ki Kachori is a traditional Maharashtrian snack consisting of a crispy outer shell filled with a flavorful besan stuffing.
  2. What makes Shegaon Ki Kachori unique?

    • Unlike other kachoris, Shegaon Ki Kachori uses besan (gram flour) for the stuffing, giving it a distinct taste and texture.
  3. How is Shegaon Ki Kachori served?

    • Shegaon Ki Kachori is typically served hot and crispy, often accompanied by tangy chutneys and savory side dishes.
  4. Can I make Shegaon Ki Kachori ahead of time?

    • While Shegaon Ki Kachori is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the stuffing and dough ahead of time and fry them just before serving for the best results.
  5. Is Shegaon Ki Kachori spicy?

    • The level of spiciness in Shegaon Ki Kachori can be adjusted according to personal preference by controlling the amount of green chilies and spices used in the stuffing.
  6. Can I freeze Shegaon Ki Kachori?

    • Yes, you can freeze Shegaon Ki Kachori after frying. Simply allow them to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to a month. Reheat in a preheated oven or microwave before serving.
  7. What is the best oil for frying Shegaon Ki Kachori?

    • Use a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoke point, such as vegetable oil or sunflower oil, for frying Shegaon Ki Kachori.
  8. Can I make Shegaon Ki Kachori gluten-free?

    • Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour to make Shegaon Ki Kachori gluten-free.
  9. What are some variations of Shegaon Ki Kachori?

    • Some variations of Shegaon Ki Kachori include adding grated coconut or crushed peanuts to the stuffing for additional flavor and texture.
  10. Is Shegaon Ki Kachori a healthy snack option?

    • While Shegaon Ki Kachori is undoubtedly delicious, it is a deep-fried snack and should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


There you have it - everything you need to know about Shegaon Ki Kachori! Enjoy cooking and savoring this delightful Maharashtrian delicacy.