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Bhajanee Chakli  Recipe

Crispy deep fried chaklis made with Bhajanee flour

This recipe is from the book Cooking with Love.

Preparation Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Bhajanee Chakli

Main Ingredients

Bhajnee flour, Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)





Level Of Cooking



  • Bhajnee flour
  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
    1 cup
  • Rice
    4 cups
  • For dough
  • Bhajnee flour
    2 cups
  • Butter
    2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Cumin powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Oil
    to deep fry


Step 1

For the bhajanee flour, dry-roast the rice and black gram separately. Cool completely and grind separately to a powder. Sift both the flours and mix.

Step 2

Place two cups of bhajanee flour in a bowl. Add the butter, salt, cumin powder and chilli powder, and mix well. Divide the mixture in half. Take one half and knead into a soft dough with half a cup of water.

Step 3

When the dough is used up, make a dough of the remaining flour.Put small portions of the mixture into a chakli mould and press out several chakli onto a plastic sheet.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick kadai till moderately hot. Deep-fry the chakli till light golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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