How to make Rajma Chawal Chakli -

This popular combination of rajma and chawal make simply delicious chaklis

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Kidney beans (राजमा), Cooked rice (पके हुए चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Rajma Chawal Chakli

Rajma Chawal Chakli Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Rajma Chawal Chakli Recipe

  • Kidney beans cooked 1 cup

  • Cooked rice 1/2 cup

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Rajma masala 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 2 tablespo to grease

  • Rice flour 1 cup

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Put kidney beans in a mixer jar, add rice and a little water and grind into a fine paste and transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Add cumin powder, rajma masala, ½ tsp red chilli powder, salt, butter and rice flour and mix well. Add a little water and knead into soft dough.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Grease a chakli mould with a little butter. Shape some of the dough into a cylinder and put into the mould and press out chaklis on a piece of plastic sheet.

Step 5

Gently slide the chaklis into hot oil and deep-fry on medium heat till light golden and crisp. Drain on absorbed paper and let them cool down.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve or store in an airtight container to serve when required.

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