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Kachoris, Baked And Vegan

Kachoris are fried and flaky pastry snacks, but I decided to bake them instead.

Baked Kachoris

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This is one of my favorite snacks from North India.

The original recipe calls for deep-frying the kachoris in oil. As I looked for healthier options, I thought of baking them instead.

We are also slowly turning vegan, so I used soy milk and coconut oil to bind the flour.

Baked Kachoris


  • For the pastry shell:
  • 2 cups all purpose, organic flour
  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • a few walnuts
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 clove
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon juice of lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder [optional]


  1. Prepare the pastry dough as you would for baking a pie. Sift flour, salt and baking soda. Rub in coconut oil. Mix well and add soy milk. Add more flour if needed and bind the dough into a rolling consistency. Divide the dough into small rounds and set aside.
  2. Coarsely grind all the dry ingredients for the filling and mix in lemon juice.
  3. Dip each round in flour and roll out gently. Cut each into half. Fill each half with a spoon of the filling. Fold the dough over the filling in the shape of a triangle.
  4. Bake kachoris at 400-degrees in a pre-heated oven for 25 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350-degrees and bake for another 15.
  5. Cool and serve. They taste yummy as they are or with mango chutney.

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Rama Cousik

Rama Cousik grew up in India, watching and helping her mom cook. The taste, the texture, and the way she feels when she eats seasonal vegetables and fruits are indescribable. Hence, no matter where she lives, the idea of seasonal food is an essential part of her food philosophy.

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