Today I am posting a recipe called Chakli. This is the one best savoury item in my mind. Chakli is very popular in India and different parts they used to call a different names.Chakli is normally made for Gokulastami (Krishna Janmashtami ) festival and other festivals / Marriages / Baby shower etc., and also mixed with other mixtures in the bakeries. Chakli is made of rice flour and black gram flour. In my place my mom used to make a long process and also you can make a fine powder into the flour mill. Last few year some how i cudnt time to get photo of this.

Today i have made so and i got a time to take a picture of this. 

Ingredients for Chakli Powder

  • Rice - 1 kg
  • Black gram / Urad dal / Udhina bele / Uluthuparppu -1/4 kg

Method for Chakli powder
  • Rinse & wash the rice drained all the water. Spread & Dry it in the cotton cloth. Then when it is still wet (not too much wet, almost dry) Fry it in the large wok a little bit.
  • Rinse & wash the Black gram / urad dal / Uddhina bele drained all the water. Spread & dry it in the cotton cloth. Then when it is still wet, fry slightly in the large wok
  • Remember both should be made seperately.
  • Mix and grind to a fine powder. Store it in the airtight box

Ingredients for Chakli
  • Butter (unsalted) - 5 grms (adjust your measurements)
  • Salt to taste
  • White Sesame Seeds - 2 tsp
  • A pinch of Asafoetida / Hing / Periyangam
  • Oil for deep fry
Method for Chakli
  • Take a 2 cups of Chakli flour / powder mix with butter, salt, periyangam/hing and sesame seeds.
  • Knead the mix gently into a dough with enough using water
  • Fill the medium size dough ball into a chakli press
  • Press the dough into a Jelabi / Round shaped on a plastic sheet with greased oil
  • Deep fry till golden color over low flame
    Recipe Source : My Mother

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Mahimaa's kitchen said...

those loook perfect! can i take some?

Indian Khana said...

Lovely looking chakli...gud thing for Pongal...Wish you Happy Sankranti too

Unknown said...

looks yumm..
Happy pongal/sankranti..

Sunshinemom said...

Happy pongal, Vanamala! Nice crisp murrukku!

FH said...

Chakli and Kodubales are my dowfall, Mala. I can live without a sweet forever but not these! :D

Looks great, must make some now! Happy Shankranthi! :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Yummy Chakli, perfect in shape and colour.. I wish i could grab a few right away

Finla said...

Wow they loos so crunchy yummy.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Happy Pongal to you too :) Chakli looks so crisp..perfect for this winter.

Suganya said...

This is a very nice recipe. Looks so good. My all time fav. YUM!

Happy Pongal!!!

Trupti said...

My 3 yr old son and I love chakli
Chakli looks yummy !!
Happy Sankranti !!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

You actually, went through all the pain and followed the lengthy process?!?!!!! incredible!! Those chaklis are worth all the effort, however!! Happy Sankranti!!! :)

Anonymous said...

THese are such good stuff, But it looks like too complicated for me to make at home, esp. the shape. I wish someone would give me the home made ones.

Lakshmi said...

Chakli looks crisp and nice mala. I just came back from Mysore so evaga maneli olle chakli stock ide ;)Happy Sankranti to you and family

Mrs.Kannan said...

thats perfectlookig chaklii....looks yummy

Uma said...

yum, yum, yummy! Happy Sankranthi!

Anonymous said...

I never knew what went into Chaklis. Great of you to share the recipe Vanamala! Happy Pongal! :-)

Deepthi Shankar said...

I love chakli Mala, looks awesome

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Mahimaa thank you
Priti thank you
Sowmya thank you
Sunshinemom thank you
Asha thank you. same here
Smitha thank you. Ya sure
Happy cook thank you
Pavitra thank you
Trupti thank you
Ramya thank you. First time i made this ususally i got this powder from my home. yeah its long process
soma thank you..
LG thank you..
Kannan thank you
Uma thank you
Sharmila thank you
Deesha thank you

Anonymous said...

Yummy !!!! Vanamala

Anonymous said...

Hey Vanamala...this is a great food blog you have going. The recipes are very varied and many. I loved browsing through your blog and have added you to my blogroll. Sam.

Nithya Praveen said...

We call this all time fav!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Crisp chaklis are really a wonderful snack with hot spicy tea.
I'm feeling hungry now. :)

gtyuk said...

your mullu murukkus (as we call it) look crispy and perfect. First time in your site, you've got a beautiful collection of Iyengar and other recipes. My teddies love eating murukkus after school. I'll try your recipe and will keep you posted.