Namkeen Champa Kali

Traditionally champakali is a delicious sweet snack but can be given a savoury avatar. Crisp and delicious, it needs quite a bit of skill which will require a little time to perfect This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Namkeen Champa Kali
Main Ingredients Refined flour (maida), Melted ghee
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Namkeen Champa Kali

  • 2 cups Refined flour (maida)
  • 3 tablespoons Melted ghee
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to deep fry Oil


  1. Take refined flour in a bowl, add ghee, salt, castor sugar, red chilli powderand ½ cup water andknead intoa stiff dough. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and rest for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions,roll outeach into a thin roundel.Make lengthwise cuts at equidistance in the middle of each roundel, leaving the edges intact. Apply some water on the edges. Lift the roundel, gather half the roundel with small pleats on the edge, bring them together and press gently to secure. Repeat on the opposite side. Twist once.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, gently slide in a few champa kalisat a time, deep-fry on medium heat till golden.Drain on absorbent paper and set aside to cool down.Serve or store in an airtight container.