Chakli is a popular Indian snack made with rice flour and gram flour. This crispy and savory snack is perfect for serving at parties or as an evening snack. While the process of making Chakli may seem daunting, it's actually quite simple with a few tips and tricks. Follow this recipe to make perfectly crispy and delicious Chaklis at home!
Chakli is a popular Indian snack made with rice flour and gram flour. It has a crispy texture and is often flavored with cumin, sesame seeds, or red chili powder.
1 cup of rice flour
1/2 cup of gram flour (besan)
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon of sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep-frying
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In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, gram flour, melted butter, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, red chili powder, and salt.
Gradually add water to the mixture and knead it into a smooth and soft dough.
Heat oil for deep-frying in a pan on medium heat.
Meanwhile, fill the dough into a Chakli maker or a piping bag with a star nozzle.
Press the dough out into spiral shapes onto a greased plate or a butter paper.
Once the oil is hot, carefully add the Chaklis to the oil and fry until they turn golden brown on both sides.
Remove the Chaklis from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
Let the Chaklis cool down completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Tips for this recipe
Make sure the dough is kneaded well and is of a smooth and soft consistency to ensure a crispy texture.