Diwali is synonymous with sweets, sweets and more sweets. Along with the variety of sweets, there are certain savory dishes which are hard to neglect. One of the most loved savory dishes made during Diwali is Chakli. Chaklis are made in a number of ways. Last Diwali, I made Bhajani Chaklis. This year, I gave Bhajani Chakli a miss and made Rava Chaklis. Rava Chakli is a super tasty chakli made quickly with minimum efforts. There is no roasting or grinding to be done. This is an excellent Chakli recipe for those who do not want to go through the hassles of roasting/ grinding of rice, dal etc. Here is the recipe :
1 cup fine semolina (barik rava/ sooji)
1 cup rice flour (chawal ka aata)
2 cups water (paani)
2 tbsp butter (makhan)
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tbsp red chilly powder (laal mirch)
Salt as per taste (namak)
Oil for frying (tel)
- Heat 2 cups of water in a pan.
- When the water starts boiling, add rava and keep stirring.
- Add butter and mix.
- Cook the mixture on a low flame.
- The rava will start absorbing water.
- Keep stirring the mixture and cook on a low flame for few minutes till a soft dough is formed.
- Transfer the dough to a large bowl.
- Allow it to cool a little.
- Now, add rice flour, salt, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, carom seeds, red chilly powder and mix well.
- Add around ¼ cup water and knead to a smooth dough.
- Place chakli mould in the chakli maker.
- Grease the chakli maker with few drops of oil.
- Take out a small portion of the dough and fill the chakli maker with the dough.
- Make chaklis on a plate or plastic sheet or butter paper.
- Repeat the same with the remaining dough
- Heat oil in a deep pan.
- Lift the chaklis gently and drop into hot oil.
- Fry the chaklis till they turn golden brown in colour.
- Remove fried chaklis on an absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
- Cool the chaklis and store in an airtight container.
- Serve as when required.
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