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!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bhajanee chakli flour, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters




The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for BHAJANEE CHAKLI Recipe

  • Bhajanee chakli flour 500 grams

  • Oil for greasing + to deep fry

  • White sesame seeds 1 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil , hot 2-3 tablespoons


Step 1

Take bhajanee chakli flour in a large parat. Add white sesame seeds and salt. Make a well in the centre and add the hot oil and mix well. Add 1¼ cups water in batches and knead into a semi-soft dough.

Step 2

Divide the dough into equal portions.

Step 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.

Step 4

Press out chaklis on to a plastic sheet.

Step 5

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 an absorbent paper.

Step 6

Allow the chaklis to cool completely. Store in an air tight container and serve as required.

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