Kachodi Gali in Varanasi

The Kachodi gali¬† (Kachori Gali) is one of Varanasi’s famous landmarks , sought after for the hot Kachodis, an Indian fried stuffed snack. Located a little further away from the Vishwanath temple, is the Kachodi Galli, dotted with shops frying kachodis early in the morning.


The smell of hot paratha, poori and kachodi prepared in desi ghee is irresistible. The Kachodis are fried and served fresh with chana and imli chutney. The best time to go is in the morning  around 7 a.m , when the street becomes lively and vibrant, with the aroma of kachodis filling the whole precinct.

Source: Live mint

Source: Live mint

Kachori is supposed to have originated in north India. It is made as a round flattened ball made of fine flour filled with a stuffing of baked mixture of yellow moong dal or Urad Dal (crushed and washed horse beans), besan (crushed and washed gram flour), black pepper, red chili powder, salt and other spices. Kachoris taste best when hot and crispy.