Chakklis are a very integral part of South India Snacks. During festivals, marriages and any auspicious occasion , chakklis are made. Traditionally, made chakklis are quite difficult to make since, it involves a lot of work. In Bangalore at least , you can get the chakkli flour in some specialized shops. But, when you live abroad and want to make them for festivals or to satisfy your cravings, then you need to find your own way. Today, I attempted
this easy chakkli and found it really crispy and very much like the traditional one. Its definitely worth a try !!
Makes about 13 medium ones
1 cup Wheat Flour
A big pinch of Asafoetida
1 tbls Jeera
1 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of oil for making the dough
Oil for frying
First, the wheat flour needs to be steamed . Take a clean white cloth and dump the required amount of flour on it.
Tie the cloth and secure it. Steam this pouch of flour in a steamer or a pressure cooker.
Note that you should not add any water to the flour. After about 10-15 mins , remove the pouch from the steamer.
You will have a big ball of flour. Break this flour while its hot. Now seive it through a seiver , so that there are no lumps.
Add the other ingredients and make a soft dough. Set it in a chakkli mould and make small circles. Its quite easy to use a flat laddle (as shown in the picture) to lift the chakklis and drop it in hot oil.
Fry till golden brown and ENJOY !!
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