How to make Chakli Recipe - Deep-fried popular snack usually made during festive season in every house.

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Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snack


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

For more recipes related to Chakli checkout Baby Uttapam , Kuzhi Paniyaram , Kanda Poha , Poha Balls . You can also find more Snack recipes like Rawa Idli, Prawn ada, Cheesy Egg Bhurji, Vegetable Frankies. Or try out these recipes from Maharashtrian Cuisine like Amsulachi Chutney, Sukhya Bangdyacha Khismoor, Dal Aur Gajar Shorba, Moongphaliwale Aloo.

Chakli Recipe Card


Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Chakli

  • Rice 6 cups

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 3 cups

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 1/2 cups

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 3/4 cup

  • Cumin seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons


  • Chakli ka atta 3 cups

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sesame seeds (til) 2 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Lightly roast ingredients of chakli atta. Grind to a coarse powder.

Step 2

Bring one cup of water to a boil. Put on sim and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, sesame seeds and finally chakli atta. Remove from heat. Stir mixture well.

Step 3

Leave it aside for twenty five to thirty minutes, mixing the mixture at regular intervals.

Step 4

Remove from vessel and knead it into very soft dough, by adding a little water.

Step 5

Put mixture in chakli mould and make chaklis on a piece of paper. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai till moderately hot.

Step 6

Deep fry chaklis to a light golden brown and crisp. Drain onto an absorbent paper and allow to cool. Store in airtight tins.

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