Recipe: Chekkalu

CooQ : Recipe: Chekkalu


Andhra, Breakfast

165 calories/serving
15 mins
Chekkalu translates to rice crackers. This crunchy, lip-smacking and addictive snack from the South Indian cuisine is made using chana dal and rice flour seasoned with the tradational South Indian spices, herbs and curry leaves. The rich taste and unique texture of this recipe is somethinh you cannot miss out on!

Recipe by:

Vahchef – VahRehVah


1. Take a bowl add rice flour & salt. mix the dry mixture.

2. In a blender put ginger, curry leaves & green chillies & grind it to a fine paste .add this paste to the flour along with chana dal. mix well.

3. Add butter to the mixture and mix well as it will work as a binding agent. at this point add few drops of water. knead the dough.

4. Divide the dough in equal parts as desired. make small balls out of it similar to a dumpling. take a plastic sheet and rest the dumpling on it ,cover it with the other side of the plastic sheet & press it with your palm. (note:-the dough kneaded is appropriate only when it forms uneven edges when pressed on the sheet.)

5. Repeat the same procedure for all dumplings.

6. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. ensure that oil has reached its correct temperature & then add chekkalu slowly. allow it to cook on medium flame.

7. They are ready to be served.

By Vahchef – Vahrehvah