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Shivratri Special Sweet Kachori

Lord Shiva is famous for his Tandav Nritya (dance). It is believed that he performed his Dance on Mahashivratri.  Mahashivratri is a very auspicious day for all hindus. Devotees observe full day fast and do Shiv Lingam pooja and do jagaran chanting “Om Namah Shivaya.”

Whether for religious reasons or as a means to good health, fasting has been an inextricable part of our traditions.  But as a foodie, I can't resist the different varieties of food you can eat on the day of the fast. So why not indulge ourselves little with some tasty snack that is suitable for the day of fasting. This snack is very popular in Maharashtra but not very widely known in other parts of  India. Its called Sweet Kachori. I hope you all love this yummy and easy to make kachori.

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Ingredients for the cover:


  • 2 Medium Potatoes

  • Salt to taste

  • 3-4 Tablespoons  Sago Starch (Ararut–Sabudana pith)


Ingredients for Stuffing:


  • 1 Cup  Fresh Grated Coconut

  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar

  • 3 Small Crushed Green Chillies

  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

  • 2 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves

  • ¼ Teaspoon Lemon Juice

  • ¼ Grated Fresh Ginger

  • 1½ Tablespoon Crushed Cashew Nuts

  • 1 Tablespoon Golden Raisins


How to Make:

Boil the potatoes and mash it completely. Add salt and the sago Starch.

Mix all the ingredients of the stuffing.

Make small balls of potatoes. Take a small ball, make a small bowl shape and put the stuffing. Close the potato base and fry it in hot oil till it becomes golden brown. You can also flatten the stuffed potato ball and then fry. If you feel the potato cover is breaking in the oil, try with less stuffing. Or put little more sago starch in the mashed potato.

Serve it with Coconut-Coriander Chutney.