Surti Kachori (from cookbook)

Surat ni Kachori
Surat ni Kachori

Makes 12  (1 Dozen)


  • 250 grams green peas (or Surti Lilva).
  • 250 Grams Potato.
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut.
  • 1/2 cup Coriander (very finely chopped)
  • 2 Teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon each Ginger Garlic Green Chilly paste.
  • Few Raisins & chopped Cashew nuts.
  • Canola Oil for Deep Frying
  • 1 cup Arrowroot powder.
  • Salt & Sugar powder as per taste
  • 1 lime’s  juice
  • 1 tsp Sauf (variayali)


  1. Pressure Cook potatoes (5 minutes) set aside to cool. Peel the skins and keep aside.
  2. Saute the green peas or lilva and masala in ghee till golden brown add raisins & cashew nuts, set aside to cool.
  3. Saute coconut till golden brown set aside to cool.
  4. Add coriander leaves in the sauteed ingredients, add some salt & sugar powder & mix well.. form into small palm sized balls..
  5. Mash the boiled potatoes, add salt & a bit of sugar powder to taste & make small but not very thick cups to stuff the kachori balls.
  6. Stuff these cups with the green pea mixture from step 2.
  7. Empty the Arrowroot powder in a large plate & spread evenly.
  8. Roll the balls one by one in the plate for covering the balls completely in the powder.
  9. Deep fry till light golden brown on low heat. Drain on paper towels.
  10. Serve  hot with chutney or ketchup.


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