Savory Kordois -Assamese Snack

Today' state for Blogging Marathon #39 is Assam,a popular northern state famous for tea.
Kordois is a snack popular which can be made both sweet and savory.The sweet version remsembles panasa thonnalu a sweet recipe from Andhra Pradesh.Though I shared the panasa thonnalu,wanted to share the savory version of this snack.

Though the North eastern state recipes are mostly non-vegetarian but the vegetarian recipes are very unique.One such recipe is the kordois,both the sweet and savory version can be made and it tastes very delicious.
Originally the snack is made with all purpose flour, and for the flavoring nigella seeds or caraway is used.But to make it healthier I tried it with the wheat flour and instead of nigella I used the regular cumin seeds.It came our so crunchy and my son loved the shape of this snack a lot.This recipe was shared by Valli for Indian Cooking Challenge several months back.But due to my busy personal works these days I am not able to participate in that event.So I made it for this mega BM and sharing,original recipe is here,off to the recipe.......

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 20 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 15 minutes
Makes ~12-14


Wheat flour3/4cup
Onion(finely chopped)2 tbs
Carrot(grated)3 tbs
Coriander leaves(chopped)2 tbs
Chilly powder/milagaipodi1/2tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp
Oil or ghee1tbs
Oil for frying
Wheat flour for dusting


Mix in all the ingredients except the oil for frying in a bowl and mix it well.Now it looks crumbly.

Sprinkle water little by little and make a stiff dough and let it let for 10 minutes.Divide into 12-14 equal balls of big gooseberry size.

Roll the ball into a thin disc around 3 inches on a floured surface.Now with a sharp knife into strips leaving both sides intact (as shown in the picture).

Gently roll the disc from one edge and twist the sides and keep it on a plate.Heat the oil in a medium flame and fry 3-4 pieces in the oil it becomes crisp and golden color.

Remove it from the oil and drain it on a paper and store it in an air tight container after cooling.

Serve it with ketchup


  • Roll the disc as thin as possible to get a crispy kordois.
  • Do not keep the shaped kordois for a long time as it tends to stick and it does not hold the shape.
  • After dropping the oil the size will expand so be fry only 3 or 4 pieces at a time.
  • Chop the onion to fine pieces and I used the cheese grater to grate the carrots to get fine pieces.


looks very crispy and tempting aks... Love to have at any time...

Super Nengal we call it Kerapy

Very crispy and attractive Kordois, love this savoury version very much,now u r tempting me to make some.

kordois have come out perfectly. Neat with veggies and wheat flour too..

looks very yumm and crisp.. Nice one

loved the last click... nicely shaped.

yummy crispy look ... Happy marathon blogging sis

wow such an crispy and delicious snack :) I am in love with this savory version , they are made so perfectly :) awesome clicks dear !!

so tasty looking snack this is in my to do list for soooo long :-)

i make this champakali each year for diwali , never knew there is something similar in assam, this looks delicious

Lovely snack. Very nice presentation and easy to understand.

crispy, crunchy and delicious!!

Very well presented that crispy snack!!

Stunning pictures.. Love that it is made with wheat flour.

I too first bookmarked kordois nalin, then too much frying and sweet this month, so thought of avoiding it and made labra!!! kids must have enjoyed it well, looks crunchy and awesome clicks, love that black &white one!!!

So crunchy and yummy, perfectly done..

I made these for ICC and really loved the savory version.. Yours have come out perfect.

They look so crunchy. Love the pictures.

We made it for ICC. Yours have turned out perfect...

So good that you finally made it..:)..kordois have come out so well!

Hey wow I ma loving this. Will try this out the girls will love them. Tks

These are absolutely stunning clicks..and I loved the Kardoi when we made for the challenge. Must re do.

This is so tempting! I was tempted to make this as well, but was a little scared if I would get a good shape! Yours looks awesome and the step by step pictures would help me a lot.

I made these when Valli had assigned them for ICC and they were so good. Like your version also

amazing snack so perfectly made too :) love it

Lovely snack.. Looks crispy, crunchy & sure will be best with tea or coffee.

I remember making this for ICC.My kids loved it.The clicks are awesome!

Kordois look crisp and crunchy. Your turned out perfect.. I am sure they tasted great

They must have tasted wonderful. After reading her post, I had thought that Sunita gave a spin to the original sweet dish.

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