Banarasi Kachori and Raswale Aloo - Uttarpradesh Special

After a journey to northeastern state Tripura,we are in Uttarpradesh located in northern India.The state is bordered by Rajasthan,Haryana and Delhi.Lucknow is the capital and Kanpur is the commercial city and largest city of UP.
Awadhi and Mughalai cuisine are the two major cuisines of the state which has both veg and non-veg.UP cuisine has Mughalai influence and Lucknow is famous for its Nawabi dishes such as meat kebabs and biriyani.
Banaras is a city popular for saree and kachoris,chaats.Coming to the recipe the banarasi kachori resembles poori and the potato curry is a simple and flavorful,tangy dish.Off to the recipe...................................

Basic Information

Recipe Source ~ Banaraskakhana
Preparation Time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 15 minutes
Makes ~ 8-10


Wheat flour/gothumai maavu1 cup
Urad dhalflour/ulutham maavu1/3 cup
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2 tsp
Carom seeds/omam1/2 tsp
Salt1/2 tsp
Oilfor frying

  • Except oil mix all the ingredients and form a stiff dough with water.Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion on a floured surface to a disc.
  • Heat the oil in a medium flame and fry it till it becomes golden.Remove it from the oil and drain it on a paper towel.
  • Serve it warm.

Raswale Aloo

Basic Information

Recipe Source ~ Banaraskakhana
Preparation Time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 2-3

Potato/urulaikilangu3 (mediumsize)
Ginger/inji(grated)1 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagi podi1 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi1 tsp
Roasted cumin powder/jeerga podi1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder/milagu thool1/4 tsp
Aamchur powder/dry mango powder2 tsp
Mustard seed/kadugu1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/8 tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Coriander leaves(chopped)2 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Oil1 tbs

  • Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker and peel the skin,mash it roughly and keep it aside.Mix all the spice powders and salt given in 1/2 cup of water.
  • Heat a pan with oil and throw in the mustard seeds,add the asafoetida,add in the chopped ginger and saute it.Add the spice mixture and let it cook till the oil separates.

  • Now add the mashed potatoes along with 2 cups of water,let it cook for 5 minutes in a medium flame.Once the curry reached the desired consistency add in the chopped coriander leaves and put off the flame.

  • Raswale Aloo is ready.

Serve it with Kachori.


  • For the kachoris instead of urad flour,1/4 cup of urad dhal can be soaked and ground to a fine paste and can be added.
  • Instead of aamchur powder,tamarind paste can also be used for the raswale aloo.


Tempting aloo dish and a perfect pair

perefctly paired aloo n kachori .looks appetizing

so perfect pair.. love the clicks.. cannot take my eyes off..

oh the perfect hero and heroine!! aloo and kachori... looks superr!!

That puffy kachori is just catchy, very attractive and super crispy they are. I can happily have both kachori and raswale aloo rite now for my dinner.

it is the combination we get at pancham puri waalas, in mumbai, it is so popular that the guy has not even changed his roof since 50 years because he cannot shut down the place even for a day..this reminded me of it...looks delicious

Wow what a delicious combination Nalini, your pictures make it so much more inviting and sinful!..the pooris are so perfect!

Those kachori look amazing Nalini. Clicks are too tempting.

the stacked kachoris stand so tall and majestic.. wonderfully done. the aloo looks delicious.. yummy combo

So tempting combo...looks mouthwatering!

Nice combo. Those kachori are very tempting. Appetizing clicks and yummy food

Oh my god nalini kachori is killing me , am carving for some kachori and raswale aloo :) such an tempting dish from UP :) love the way you have presented and stacked those kachoris, just commendable .. tempting dishes dear .. you are rocking !!

kachori looks so light and airy

My favourite khana. Love it! Mmmmmmmm! I have not made kachori in ages. Thanks for reminding me.

Looks so fluffy and sooo good! Love all the clicks and I guess I will be repeating this for all your post :)

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