Bhajanee Chakli

Diwali is a great reason to have friends and family over for snacks and sweets! These Bhajanee Chaklis are not just popular snacks during diwali but also work as a great chakna for your card parties!

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Bhajanee Chakli

Main ingredients Bhajanee flour, White sesame seeds, Salt, Oil
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Snack
Prep time 55-60 minutes
Cook time 15-20 minutes
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian


  • 500 grams bhajanee flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot oil
  • Oil for greasing + for deep frying


  1. Take bhajanee flour in a large parat, add white sesame seeds and salt. Make a well in the centre and add hot oil and mix well. Add 1¼ cups water in batches and knead into a semi-soft dough.
  2. Divide the dough into equal portions. 
  3. Grease a chakli press with some oil. Put a portion of the dough inside the chakli press till it is ¾ filled. Cover it with the lid. Press out chaklis on a plastic sheet.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Gently slide in the chaklis, a few at a time, and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. 
  5. Allow the chaklis to cool completely. Store in an air tight container and serve as required.