Chakli Recipe

by maria updated July 27, 2012

Chakli Recipe: Chakli Flour, Chakli Recipes, Easy Chakli, Indian Chakli, Chaakli or chakkuli, Bhajani chakli

Your guess is right I am gonna share Chakli Recipe. Chakli Recipe that too with wheat flour made instantly.We get tired eating sweets thank god there are namkeen like Chaklis. Otherwise we would be just gulping down sweets during festive occassions. Chaklis are my hot favourite its a crucial part of Kuswar.

Now you would ask what is Kuswad or Kuswar?. Let me tell you all the sweet delicacies made during christmas when offered to you. That is called Kuswar it consists of sweet delicacies like Cakes, cookies, Marzipans. Also Milk Cream, Dryfruit cakes, pudding, kalkal,shankarpali,chakli…. list is endless.

Most of people think making chaklis is a difficult task. Even I used to think but not anymore. I tried this wheat chaklis which I watched on television. Now I am confident in making them and confident about you making them too !

Chaklis are of various kinds. Chaklis are made from Rice, Wheat, Ragi etc. You also get readymade chaklis , readymade chakli atta in the market. But the dough made for Chakli Recipe is made absolutely home.

I always look for Chaklis when someone offers me the sweet thalis. I have a sweet tooth but get bored during festivals eating too many sweets hence Chaklis.

Also I love the chaklis made from my mom.

Preparation Time : 1 hour

Makes around 20 to 25 chaklis however you can double the size for more chaklis.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Wheat Flour
  • Butter Milk or Curd
  • 1 Linen Cloth
  • 2 tbsp Ova
  • 2 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Jeera Powder
  • 3 tbsp White Til(Sesame Seeds)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying

Method:

Take wheat flour sift it. Now take a clean white Linen cloth. Put the wheat flour on that cloth. Now tie a knot to the Linen cloth.Take a Pressure cooker add about 1 1/2 cup water into it. Take a small vessel which will fit into the pressure cooker. 

Place the wheat flour covered with linen cloth on the vessel. Now keep it for about 5 to 7 mins. Remove the linen cloth and take the wheat flour out of it. Pestle wheat flour with a mortar. Add Chili powder, Ajwain (Ova) to it. Also add sesame seeds and salt to the wheat flour.

Now add curd or butter milk to knead a dough. Ensure the dough should be firm and smooth. Be careful don’t add lots of curd or buttermilk to it. Add them little by little and further add only if required. Once your dough is smooth and firm. Let it rest for 30 mins covered with a damp cloth.

Now make small rolls from the dough to add in the chakli maker. You gotto have a chakli maker to make chaklis like the one in the pic.

Chakli Recipe

Rub some water to the chakli maker from the interiors. Now add little dough in the chakli maker. Give round even sized shapes to chaklis.

You can place all made chaklis on a big plate or newspaper. Now take a big kadhai adding suffficient oil as you would be deep frying chaklis. Once oil is heated add one by one chaklis into it. Just add about 4 to 5 chaklis ensuring they don’t stick to each other else they would break. Fry until nice crisp golden brown. Once all chaklis are fried dab some tissue paper on them to remove excess oil. Let Chaklis come to room temperature. Now store them in a air tight container or a box.

Enjoy your tasty chaklis and happy cooking.

Tips:

  1. Please keep gas on low fire whilst frying chaklis else they won’t cook evenly. Also if you keep o n high fire your chaklis might break and get burnt so be careful. Make them with lots of love and care.
  2. Storage is very crucial else chaklis might become soft and your entire effort will go in vain. If you are taking a steel container ensure the lid is tight. Also you can cover the lid with newspaper which will block air.
  3. Chakli Makers are easily available in any utensil shop also it comes with different kind of blades.

Let me know your experience of making wheat chaklis recipe!

The printable version below:

Chakli Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 20 to 25 chaklis

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Wheat Flour
  • Butter Milk or Curd
  • 1 Linen Cloth
  • 2 tbsp Ova
  • 2 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Jeera Powder
  • 3 tbsp White Til(Sesame Seeds)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Take wheat flour sift it.
  2. Now take a clean white Linen cloth. Put the wheat flour on that cloth. Now tie a knot to the Linen cloth.
  3. Take a Pressure cooker add about 1 1/2 cup water into it. Take a small vessel which will fit into the pressure cooker.
  4. Place the wheat flour covered with linen cloth on the vessel.
  5. Now keep it for about 5 to 7 mins. Remove the linen cloth and take the wheat flour out of it. Pestle wheat flour with a mortar. Add Chili powder, Ova, to it.
  6. Also add sesame seeds and salt to the wheat flour.
  7. Now add curd or butter milk to knead a dough. Ensure the dough should be firm and smooth.
  8. Be careful don't add lots of curd or buttermilk to it. Add them little by little and further add only if required.
  9. Once your dough is smooth and firm.
  10. Let it rest for 30 mins covered with a damp cloth.
  11. Now make small rolls from the dough to add in the chakli maker.
  12. You gotto have a chakli maker to make chaklis like the one in the pic.
  13. Rub some water to the chakli maker from the interiors. Now add little dough in the chakli maker. Give round even sized shapes to chaklis.
  14. You can place all made chaklis on a big plate or newspaper. Now take a big kadhai adding suffficient oil as you would be deep frying chaklis. Once oil is heated add one by one chaklis into it. Just add about 4 to 5 chaklis ensuring they don't stick to each other else they would break. Fry until nice crisp golden brown.
  15. Once all chaklis are fried dab some tissue paper on them to remove excess oil. Let Chaklis come to room temperature. Now store them in a air tight container or a box.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Arti Adya October 30, 2013 at 1:17 am

Where do you get this type of chakali press ?

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maria October 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

Arti you will get them at shops selling steelwares and other kitchen products.

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Mrs. Lakshmi Anand Joshi October 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm

this is a very nice & easy method to prepare. I will definitely try to make chakli on this Diwali occasion. Thank you

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maria October 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Thanks Lakshmi lemme know how was it? and best wishes for Diwali :)

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luiza kotian December 24, 2012 at 5:38 am

hi thanks for lovely receeipe atta should be kept dry only in cooker
i didt followed the setp pl explain thks luiza

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maria December 24, 2012 at 11:20 am

Yes its dry atta follow the instructions have mentioned to add buttermilk and other ingredients to form dough for chakli lemme know if you still have any doubts :)

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Shilpa desai December 19, 2011 at 5:48 am

Hi Maria
Why don’t you put oil in your dough. I thought you do need oil in chakri dought to make it soft. Could you please explain to me why you don’t use oil in your dough?

Thanks

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maria January 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

Shilpa you can use oil but I haven’t used for my chakli. Yes you right oil makes your dough greasy and soft.

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Natasha October 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Yes, the pressure cooker part makes sense now. Thanks :)

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maria October 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm

You welcome :)

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Natasha October 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

The pressure cooker directions are not clear. What is the purpose of the pressure cooker and what is happening to the wheat flour? Please explain.

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maria October 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

Hey Natasha,

By pressure cooker I meant to steam the wheat flour as when you heat them the rawness of wheat goes away. This process helps in making better chaklis. Hope this helps you?

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