Chakli
Ingredients:
Rice flour – 3 cups
Fried gram or bhuna chana (used to make chutneys) – 1 cup
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Cooking butter – 1/2 cup melted
Cumin seeds – 2 tsps
Table Salt – according to taste ( 2 levelled tsps approx.)
Asafoetida powder – 1/2 tsp
Water for mixing together
Oil for deep frying
Murukku or chakli maker

Method:

  1. Grind the fried gram to a fine powder.
  2. Sift the fried gram powder & rice flour together. Add salt, asafoetida powder, chilly powder & cumin seeds. Mix all this properly. Then add the melted butter & mix properly. Then add water little by little to make it into a stiff dough.
  3. Take sufficient oil in a kadhai to deep fry this chakli. The oil should be just hot enough.
  4. Test the temperature of the oil by putting a drop of batter in the oil. The batter should immediately surface to the top bubbling up. This is the right temp. Simmer the gas from now on.
  5. Take a little batter & put it in the chakli mould & squeeze it directly in the oil to form a small round shape or alternatively you can also squeeze it to a round shape on a butter paper or plastic sheet & put it in the oil. If the batter is too thick add a little water to loosen it up. You should be able to squeeze the batter comfortably from the mould. Fry the chaklis till they become slight golden brown & remove it on a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  6. There will be many types of moulds in the chakli maker. You can use the star shaped one or the plain round one.

NOTE: You can add some more butter or a few tsps of hot oil from the kadhai if the chaklis become very hard.

Note: image is for illustration purposes only and not that of the actual recipe.

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