Lilva kachori is a modified version of traditional kachori from the state of Rajasthan. Not only Rajasthan but kachori is also famous in the state of Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh.

Therefore, if you want to taste the authentic kachori, then you know which place to visit. Sounds like a plan?

However, visiting these places only to eat kachori is overwhelming, whereas you can make them at home. Yes, you can make kachori all by yourself with the recipe mentioned here. Before we begin, let’s have a word about it.

What is Lilva Kachori?

Lilva means green & kachori is stuffing wrapped in dough & fried in hot oil. Lilva kachori is no different than this; only the stuffing changes.

Lilva kachori is green peas stuffing wrapped in dough & fried after that. In other words, lilva kachori means green kachori. It’s a tea-time snack.

Lilva Kachori v/s Regular Kachori

There’s no massive difference between both of them. The making process is similar, but the stuffing is unique. For instance, regular kachori contains potato, lentils or onion fillings.

On the other hand, our lilva kachori contains green peas & pigeon peas stuffing. Rest everything is the same.

13 Different Types of Kachori with Unique Fillings

Here’s a list of 20 different types of kachori with their respective stuffing. The items in the brackets are the primary filling material. Refer to the list.

  • Raj Kachori (boiled potato)
  • Masala Kachori (chopped coriander masala)
  • Khasta Kachori (mashed masala potato)
  • Pyaz Kachori (fried onion & flour)
  • Paneer Kachori (boiled paneer)
  • Matar Kachori (boiled green peas)
  • Dry Fruit Kachori (dry fruits & flour)
  • Dal Kachori (boiled lentils & fresh coriander)
  • Dahi Kachori (peas & lentils)
  • Moong Dal Kachori (green gram lentils)
  • Aloo Kachori (boiled potato)
  • Besam Kachori (gram flour & boiled potato)
  • Keema Kachori (mutton or boiled egg keema)

Hence, the kachori list ends here. If you are excited with the list above, then start with aloo kachori containing boiled potato stuffing.

Lilva Kachori Ingredients

Let me tell you this. The process is a bit lengthy. Moreover, you will need 20+ ingredients to make this kachori. To make your life easy, the item list is divided into sections. See below.

Kachori Dough (7 items)

We will knead the dough first. The dough will act as a wrapping material to hold our filling. Do not skip any of the below items.

  • All-Purpose Flour – Maida is all-purpose flour. Use any brand—no particular specification.
  • Wheat Flour – Regular wheat flour from your kitchen will do. Just monitor the quantity.
  • Carom Seeds – Ajwain is carom seeds. These seeds will give an intense & bitter flavour.
  • Salt – Add salt as per taste.
  • Cooking Oil – Use regular cooking oil. There’s no specific brand recommendation.
  • Ghee – Either use dairy ghee or cow ghee. Either one will do.
  • Water – Add water gradually as needed. Monitor the quantity.

Green Stuffing Mixture

  • Green Pigeon Peas – Toor or Toovar dana is green pigeon peas. Peel fresh.
  • Green Peas – Collect fresh green peas. Both pigeon peas & green peas must be fresh, not dry.

Tempering the Green Mixture

  • Cooking Oil – Use regular cooking oil. There’s no specific brand recommendation.
  • Cumin Seeds – This is our age-old tempering item. Hence, not much to explain about it.
  • Fennel Seeds – These seeds contain a warm & sweet aroma. It enriches the taste of lilva kachori.
  • White Sesame Seeds – Like fennel seeds, white sesame seeds have a mild, sweet & nutty flavour.
  • Asafoetida – It’s a regular item to temper the ingredients.
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – The paste gives a strong spicy & intense flavour.
  • Green Chili Paste – To add a spicy taste, we will use green chilli instead of red chilli.
  • Salt – Add salt as per taste.

Adding Flavours to the Mixture

  • Sugar – For mild sweet flavour. Not compulsory. You can skip this item.
  • Red Raisins – The red kishmish improves the taste & texture of the filling. It also adds mild sweetness.
  • Coriander – Since we are making lilva kachori, freshly chopped coriander elevates the green texture & improves the taste.
  • Desiccated Coconut – To add sweet & nutty flavour. Not compulsory. You can skip this item.
  • Lemon Juice – Add lemon juice as per taste.

To Deep Fry

We need cooking oil to deep fry our lilva kachori. Use regular cooking oil. There’s no specific brand recommendation.

Finally, our item list ends here. Gather all the ingredients first and then begin the making process. Measure the quantity using measuring cups or spoons. Do not vaguely estimate the items provided you are an expert or a professional.

Hence, that was it with the lilva kachori recipe today.