How to make Chanki

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Main Ingredients : Bajra flour, Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chanki Recipe

  • Bajra flour 1 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 2 tablespoons

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Mix together both flours in a bowl.

Step 2

Mix the jaggery with one-fourth cup of yogurt and whisk till the jaggery dissolves completely. Add to the flour mixture along with the carom seeds, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and two teaspoons of oil. Mix well. Add the remaining yogurt and knead into a semi-soft dough.

Step 3

Divide the dough into eight equal portions and roll out each one into a thick chapati.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick tawa, place a chapati on it and cook for a minute. Flip it over and drizzle a little oil all around. Cook till the underside is done. Flip it over again, drizzle a little more oil around and cook till both sides are evenly cooked. Serve hot.

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