Monsoon Special Dishes: Kachori Varieties that You Must Try
The scent of the wet soil and delicious deep-fried kachoris fill the air during monsoons. There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting at your window with a hot cup of chai and freshly made kachoris and watching the rain pouring outside. Rains, chai, and steaming hot kachoris go hand in hand. A crispy cover with rich and delicious fillings–kachoris are an all-time-favourite monsoon food for many. Spicy, savoury, and sweet--there are varieties of kachoris to treat all kinds of taste buds.
Here are some of the best monsoon kachori dishes you can try this monsoon.
If you like spicy food, you will love masala kachori. This golden-brown deep-fried delicacy is the perfect companion for a rainy evening. It is deep-fried, which makes it crunchy on the outside, and the filling is a mixture of spices and besan. Pair this spicy treat with a sweet cup of chai for a perfect rainy evening!
Who says kachoris have to be savoury? Mawa kachori has a rich filling consisting of dry fruits, mawa, khoya, and sugar. This delicacy from Jodhpur is deep-fried in desi ghee, dipped in sugar syrup, and served hot and fresh. If you have a sweet tooth, mawa kachori will leave you wanting more!
A specialty in Delhi, Moth kachori is a popular snack throughout the year. The kachori is broken into pieces and topped with moth beans and a mixture of chutneys, masala, onions, tomatoes, coriander, and more.
Another popular Rajasthani delicacy, moong dal kachori is made in 2 different ways. It can be crunchy or soft based on your liking. The kachori has spicy lentils filling and is served with potato curry. The kachori is versatile and can be served as chaat with different chutneys and masalas.
This savoury kachori has a spicy and flavourful filling of green peas. The kachori is served differently in each state. You can have just the kachori, pair it with some green chutney, or have it in chaat style as per your liking.
This Rajasthani specialty is a favourite for locals throughout the year. The kachori has a crunchy exterior with a soft filling of caramelized onions and aromatic spices. The kachori is punctured from the top and various chutneys, chopped onions, coriander, and other toppings are added for more flavour. The kachori goes exceptionally well with imli chutney.
A popular street food item from Uttar Pradesh and Agra, aloo kachori makes for a great monsoon snack too. This crispy, layered kachori is filled with a spicy potato mixture. The kachori tastes great with a cup of hot tea. You can also add more flavours by crushing the kachori and topping it up with chutneys and spices.
This kachori is not only one of the most flavourful but is also pleasing to the eyes. A hollow crunchy kachori is filled with yogurt, potatoes, a mixture of chutneys, and masalas, topped with onions, sev, and coriander. It’s an explosion of flavour and colours! This kachori has hints of sweetness and spice all in one and is one of the most popular monsoon kachoris of all time.
Monsoons are truly incomplete without these crispy and delicious treats. There are so many options to choose from. Which one is your favourite?