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n. An Indian snack of flour with beans and spices.


Kachori is a spicy snack from the Indian subcontinent; popular in India, Pakistan and other parts of South Asia. It is also common in places with South Asian diaspora, such as Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname. Alternative names for the snack include Kachauri, Kachodi and Katchuri.

Kachoris have been popular in old Delhi, even before samosas gained popularity after the partition. Banarasidas, the author of biographical Ardhakathanaka, has mentioned buying Kachoris in Agra in 1613. For seven months, he bought a ser of Kachoris daily, and owed twenty rupees.