How to make Chakki ki Sabzi -

This is a traditional Rajasthani preparation – sautéed dough pieces cooked in a rich gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour dough, Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Chakki ki Sabzi

Chakki ki Sabzi Recipe Card


Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chakki ki Sabzi Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour dough made with 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • Cashewnuts 15-20

  • Dried coconut grated 1/4 cup

  • Large tomato chopped 1

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Oil 6 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Medium onion chopped 1

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tata Sampann Coriander Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Take sufficient water in a bowl and soak the whole wheat dough in it for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Put cashewnuts, dried coconut, tomato and green chillies in a blender jar and blend into a fine paste.

Step 3

Transfer the soaked dough into another bowl of water and turn it a few times.

Step 4

Heat sufficient water in the base half of a steamer, place the dough on the perforated top half and spread it evenly. Put the lid on and steam for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the steamed dough from the steamer, place on the worktop and cut into squares.

Step 6

Heat 3 tbsps oil in shallow a non-stick pan, add the dough squares and shallow-fry, turning sides, till golden brown from all sides. Transfer them into a plate.

Step 7

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick wok, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and onion and mix well. Add garlic, mix well and sauté till the onion turns golden brown.

Step 8

Add the ground paste. Rinse the blender jar with ¼ cup water and add to the wok and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 9

Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder and coriander powder, mix well and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 10

Add the shallow-fried chakkis and mix gently. Add 1 tbsp coriander leaves and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 11

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with remaining coriander leaves and serve hot.

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