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Chakli recipe

By: Unknown
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Servings: 20
Time to Prepare: 40 MINS


• 1 Cup Rice Flour
• 1/4 Cup Chickpea Flour (Besan)
• 2 Tsp Ginger-Green Chili Paste
• Pinch Of Asafetida
• 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
• 3 Tbsp Hot, Melted Butter/Oil
• 3 Tbsp Yogurt
• 2 Tsp Sesame Seeds (Til)
• Salt To Taste
• Warm Water For Kneading The Dough
• Oil For Deep Frying


For Dough:
1. In a large mixing bowl mix together rice flour, besan, ginger-green chili paste, asafetida, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, sesame seeds and give it a nice mix.
2. Add in the hot melted butter, yogurt and mix everything well.
3. Start adding water little by little to knead into a soft and smooth dough. (You can cover and rest the dough for 30 minutes).

For Shaping Spirals/Chaklis:
1. Use a star shape filter/jali.
2. Grease the chakli maker or chakli press with oil and then add some dough into it.
3. Start piping the spirals/chakli on a tray lined with parchment paper. (Press or roll in circular motion to make the chaklis/spirals.)
4. Seal the edges of each spiral by pinching the ends. Use up all the dough and prepare all the chaklis the same way.
5. Keep the chaklis covered to make sure they don’t dry out.

For Frying:
1. Add enough oil to a skillet and heat it over medium-high heat,
2. When the oil is hot enough, turn the heat to medium low.
3. Deep fry these rice chaklis a few at a time on medium low heat till they turn golden brown in colour and turn crispier.
4. Remove from oil drain the fried chaklis onto an absorbent paper.
5. Let the chakli cool completely before store them in an air tight container.
6. Serve with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

For Baking:
1. Bake these chaklis in a pre-heated oven at 180°C/360°F for 15 minutes.
2. Flip all the chaklis after 15 minutes and bake for 10-15 more minutes.
3. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before transferring them in an air tight container.

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