Chaklis are tasty deep fried savoury snack loved by one and all. These Instant rice flour chaklis are one of my favourite homemade snacks. Whether it is for Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi or just to have as a tea -time snack, chaklis are just perfect. As opposed to the traditional recipe of Bhajani Chakli, where rice and lentils are roasted, ground and then made into a dough for making chaklis, these rice flour chaklis are very easy to make and turns out very tasty and crispy. Let us have a look at the recipe:
2 cups Rice flour (chawal ka aata)
½ cup gram flour (besan)
½ cup roasted split gram (daria dal)
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tbsp carom seeds (ajwain)
2 to 3 tsp sesame seeds (til)
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
Salt as per taste (namak)
2 tsp red chilly powder (laal mirch)
3 tbsp melted butter (makkhan )
2 tbsp hot oil (tel)
Oil for frying the chaklis
- Firstly, blend the roasted split gram to a fine powder and keep aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, gram flour and roasted gram powder.
- Next, add cumin seeds, carom seeds, sesame seeds, asafoetida, salt, chilly powder and mix well.
- Next, add melted butter and hot oil.
- Using a spoon, give it a good mix.
- Add water gradually, as required, and knead to a smooth dough.
- The dough should neither be too stiff nor too soft.
- 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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