Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe (Savory Buckwheat Paneer Pastry)

A delicious Kachori with Paneer filling which you can have for your evening snacks during the fasting period.

Aditi Bahl
Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe (Savory Buckwheat Paneer Pastry)
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Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe or Kuttu Ki Kachori/Buckwheat Pastry is a cottage cheese stuffed pastry (kachori) which is filled with Paneer masala and shallow fried on medium heat. These Kachoris filled with masala are not made from wheat flour, but from Buckwheat flour which is usually used for fasting days. It is also a no onion no garlic recipe. In India, during the fasting periods especially Navratri which falls around march and October only fruits or ingredients made out of fruit are used to prepare food. North Indians normally avoid eating any grains at all. Food is eaten only once in a day and only rock salt is consumed during fasting. So all the recipes are prepared using rock salt or sendha namak as called in India.

Serve this crispy Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe with Paneer filling for evening snacks with No Onion No Garlic Dhaniya Pudina Chutney.

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  2. Tomato Curry Leaf Chutney With No Onion No Garlic Recipe
  3. Airfried Yogurt & Cottage Cheese Kebabs Recipe
  4. Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen Recipe

Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


    For Kachori/Pastry:
  • 100 grams Buckwheat Flour (Kuttu Ka Atta)
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • Rock Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder , with black pepper powder (adjust according to your taste)
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , boiled & mashed
  • Water , to knead the dough
  • Oil , to fry
  • For Filling:
  • 1 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese)
  • Rock Salt , to taste
  • Black pepper powder , to taste
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , optional

How to make Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe (Savory Buckwheat Paneer Pastry)

  1. To begin making the Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe (Savory Buckwheat-Paneer Pastry), start with making the kachori/pastry mix. Mix flour, salt, green chilies, mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add red chilli powder or pepper powder as per preference and mix everything well.

  2. Add a little water to knead the dough and knead a soft dough. Once it is done, keep the dough covered for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, we will prepare the paneer filling for Vrat Ki Kachori. For the filling, mash the paneer, along with the rest of ingredients for filling. You can optionally add raisins to oomph up the flavour. Keep it aside. 

  4. To prepare the Vrat Ki Kachori, heat oil in a Shallow fry pan. Take a small ball of the dough between your palms. The dough will be soft. Press in the center and make an indent.

  5. Put the paneer filling in the indent and softly bring the edges together till the center and close into a ball again. Now, press between your palms and flatten the kachori lightly.

  6. Take some dry buckwheat flour and lightly cover the kachori on all sides. Make all the kachoris like this.

  7. Next, heat some oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Put these kachoris in the wok and shallow fry them in the pan on medium heat, till they are crisp on both sides. Take them out on a kitchen towl to absorb the excess oil. Serve hot.

  8. Serve this crispy Vrat Ki Kachori Recipe with Paneer filling for evening snacks with No Onion No Garlic Dhaniya Pudina Chutney.