Recipe: Chakli

CooQ : Recipe: Chakli


Gujarati, Snacks

Gram flour
42 calories/serving
45 mins
Also known as Chakri, these spiral shaped crunchy snacks are made using the perfect blend of lentils and spices. Deep fried to a golden brown perfection, chaklis are lightly spiced with turmeric and chili packing in an explosion of flavors in every bite.

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


rice flour
turmeric powder
red chilli powder
ginger- green chilli paste
sesame seed


1. In a deep bowl, combine 2 cups sieved rice flour, 1/2 cup curd, 2 tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp hing / asafoetida, 1 tsp ginger- green chilli paste, 1 tbsp sesame seeds and salt to taste. mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water (around 3/4 cups)

2. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

3. Take a portion of the dough and press it into a chakli “press” and cover it with the lid.

4. Press out 50 mm. (2”) diameter round swirls of chakli onto an inverted flat thali, working closely from the centre to the outside.

5. Press the chaklis very gently with the back of a flat ladle.

6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, deep fry the chaklis on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. drain on an absorbent paper.

7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to make 3 more batches of chakli.

8. Cool and store in an air-tight container.

By Tarla Dalal