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Monday, October 11, 2010

Quick & Easy Chaklis



Any celebration is associated with good food and Indian festivals are no exception to this. 'Bhakthi - Bhukthi' is the main idea behind these auspicious gatherings - Religious reverence associated with traditional, festive foods and indulgence.
Coming to good food, it is enjoyed by adults and kids alike and hence these crunchy, delicious chaklis are on their way to Sharmi's CFK, hosted this month by me with the theme Festive Foods.
I have basically combined two chakli recipes here, from my dear mother and MIL's kitchens for this quick and yummy snack.

Ingredients:
1 cup - rice flour
1 cup gram flour / besan
1 cup dalia powder / pappula podi (grind dalia into powder)
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp ghee
Salt & chili powder to taste
About 3 -4 cups of oil to fry chaklis

Utensils needed:
A mixing bowl for the dough, a kadai to fry in, chakli press with 3 star disc and a big slotted spoon

Making chaklis:
* Heat oil in a kadai on medium flame.
* Meanwhile, combine the flours, salt, chili powder, cumin seeds in a mixing bowl. Add the ghee and rub into the mixture. Then add water slowly to the flour mixture to form a firm dough that can be passed through the chakli press.
Now to test whether the oil is hot enough to fry, slowly slide a pinch of dough into the oil. If it sizzles and comes to surface, then the oil is ready. If not, heat the oil a little longer.
* Take a small portion of the dough and fill in the chakli press. (Use the disc with three stars.) Using your hands, press the mould over the hot oil making circling motion so that coils of dough from the mold dropping into the oil make a circle shape. You don't have make perfect circles. Fry on low flame till they are fried through out uniformly both sides and turn crisp and golden brown.

* Don't let the chaklis turn very brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.



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15 comments:

Srimathi said...

I love anything simple and easy to make. Will make note of this one.

harini-jaya said...

chaklis r always welcome on our table..gr8 click there

Apu said...

Great recipe for a crunchy treat!! Sent you my entry for CFK.

Kairali sisters said...

Looks so crunchy and crisp...

swapna said...

sure is a great treat...looks crispy and yummy!!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious crispy snack

Nisha said...

Perfect for Diwali

Sangi said...

crispy chaklis.. recipe is easy to make with the available ingredients.. bookmarked it...

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is my husband's favourite, I definitely have to make this. Nice pics.

Priya said...

Beautiful looking chaklis, love it anytime..

myspicykitchen said...

Perfect Chaklis!

Khaugiri said...

I just luv these Chaklis.....
Hey UI an send this to my ongoing event "ONLY FESTIVE" too :-)

indianspicemagic said...

Crunchy recipe for diwali.

suma said...

What perfect and golden chaklis u have turned out Suma!!
You mean hurigadale when u say dalia??

Suma Gandlur said...

Suma, I meant hurigadale - the one used to prepare chutney.