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Saturday, October 17, 2009

CHAKLI (SPICY SPIRALS)


CHAKLI (SPICY SPIRALS)
Chakli a crispy, spicy, spiral shaped treat. Chakli is an all time favorite and loved by all at my home. It’s an excellent tea-time snack and the best part is it has a shelf life of about a month if stored properly. Masala chakli tastes heavenly with ginger tea. Do try it out sometime.
Ingredients
Rice flour – 3 cups
Gram flour (Bengal gram flour) - 1 cup
Udad dal flour (white lentil flour) – 1 tbsp
Butter – 2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Red chilly powder – 2 tbsps
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Asafetida (hing) - 1½ tsp.
White sesame seeds (Til) - 1 tbsp.
Carom seeds (Ajwain) – ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil to fry
Method
Mix the flours, Sieve the flours together, add all the dry ingredients like coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafetida, sesame seeds, carom seeds and Salt as per taste. Add the butter and mix with the flours. Mix everything well before adding water. Now add a little bit warm water and make a soft dough (dough should be softer than the chapati dough.). Taste dough and season with salt. Mix well. Keep for a while (about 10-15 minutes) for everything to come together. Now knead once more. In the meanwhile, heat oil on a medium flame. Put the chakli dough in the mould. Use the plate with the star design on it. Hold the chakli mould over the frying pan. Hold it a bit high as once the dough drops into the oil hot steam will come up and you can burn yourself with the steam. Press dough and let it pass though the mould as spirals into the oil or you can also alternatively press out spirals onto a baking sheet /plastic cover and then deep fry in oil on medium flame till golden brown in colour. Fry till they are crisp. Put the fried chaklis over a tissue paper so that it soaks extra oil.

Once cool store it in an air tight container.

Can be stored for a about a month if stored properly.

2 comments:

sowmya.s said...

they look perfect..never attempted making this kind of snacks yet..

shayma said...

i LOVE chakli. great post.

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