Lilva Twists or Lilva Kachori straws are perfect party snack or appetizer. Born and raised in a Gujarati family, I grew up eating and loving Lilva ni Kachori. When I was a kid we always got the Kachori from fasrsan shop. The Lilva beans also called tuvar beans or green pigeon peas. They are high in protein and make a filling snack. The  Kachori stuffing has a sweet, spicy and tangy taste. The inside is soft and the crust is flakey and the combo is out of the world . Now we are giving a twist to the original Lilva Kachori by making twists. The twist or straws turn out flakey just like kachori. The filling over here is the key that makes these straws a star. Try these and I am sure you will be addicted to these.


Lilva Twists | Lilva Kachori Straws

Lilva Twist or Lilva Kachori straws are going to be a big hit when you are entertaining. You can make the filling ahead of time and refrigerate it. You can prep them using Flakey Frozen parathas or puff pastry. The flakey crust and flavor filling is just perfect. I prepped this appetizer so quickly and everyone in my family loved how these turned out. Checkout quick and easy recipe below and don’t forget to save it so you a make these during holidays. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, fusion dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian food, Indian Fusion
Servings 30 Twists


Lilva stuffing

  • 1 and 1/2 cup fresh or frozen lilva beans
  • 9-10 green chillies
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 8 Puff Pastry sheets or Flakey Parathas
  • Oil Spray as needed
  • 2 tablespoon water as needed


  • Thaw the Puff Pastry or Flakey parathas overnight in the fridge or let it sit out on the counter for few hours
  • Wash the Lilva beans and let it drain
  • In a food processor, grind lilva beans along with green chilies and ginger
  • In a pan heat oil on medium heat
  • Add sesame seeds and asafetida powder
  • Now add Lilva bean mixture let it cook for few minutes
  • Add sugar, turmeric powder, salt and fennel seeds and mix it well
  • Add coconut and lime juice
  • Cook the beans till the mixture is dry and has not moisture, turn off the heat and let it cool
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit
  • Lay one paratha or puff pastry sheet on a flat plate
  • Spread 2-3 tablespoon of Lilva mixture and form a 1/2 inch layer
  • Seal the top with another puff pastry sheet or Paratha
  • Using little water seal the edges
  • Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut them into strips
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Using both hands twist each strip and place it on a baking tray
  • Continue doing this till all the strips are twisted
  • Spray the twists with cooking spray
  • Bake them in oven for 20 minutes or until brown on all sides
  • If needed flip the tray mid way so they can cook from all sides
  • Once they are brown take them out and let them cool for 5 minutes
  • Continue the above steps for remaining parathas or puff pastry sheets
  • It can be stored in an airtight container for few days
  • Serve them along with ketchup or chutney
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