Chakli Recipe, Chakli, Wheat Chakli Recipe | Diwali Snacks

by maria updated October 16, 2014

How about some healthy chakli recipe made with whole wheat flour. This is easy recipe and result are crunchy chaklis that too without maida (refined flour).

How about some healthy chakli recipe made with whole wheat flour. This is easy recipe and result are crunchy chaklis that too without maida (refined flour). We get tired eating sweets during Diwali thank god there are namkeen like Chaklis. Otherwise we would be just gulping down sweets during festive occassions. Chaklis are my hot favourite also it’s made during festive season like Diwali and Christmas.

For people who don’t know what are chaklis? They are crunchy, crispy spiral deep fried and made with refined flour. It’s a savory snack made during Diwali by Maharashtrians and Konkani people.

Most of people think making chaklis is a difficult task. Even I used to think but not anymore. This is my mother’s recipe and I have modified my way.

wheat flour chaklis

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.

Below is the picture of chakli maker. Nowadays you get them in different styles better is a metal one than plastic ones. Also grease them from inside before you add the dough to make chaklis. Not to forget this comes with various shapes so be careful which disc you using to for chakli. Usually a round one or designed pattern is used.

Let’s make step by step wheat flour chakli recipe:

1) Sift whole wheat flour and rice flour. Add 1 tsp of salt and mix nicely.

wheat flour chaklis

2) Transfer the sifted flour to a linen cloth.

wheat flour chaklis

3) Tie the linen cloth from top so the flour doesn’t come out.

wheat flour chaklis

4)  I have used a vessel to steam this potli with flour. Just take some water place a metal stand or plate over the pan.Take a vessel or tray on which the linen cloth (potli) could fit.

wheat flour chaklis

5) Cover and steam for 19-10 mins on medium heat. Alternatively you could use pressure cooker also to steam for 6-7 mins on medium heat.

wheat flour chaklis

6) Remove the potli and pestle with a mortar.

wheat flour chaklis (8)

7) Uncover the cloth.

wheat flour chaklis

8) Transfer the contents to another vessel. Add sesame seed, carom seed, cumin, cumin powder, pepper powder, kashmiri chili powder and garam masala powder  if using and salt.

wheat flour chaklis

9) Add butter milk little by little. Don’t add too much butter milk as we require a semi-soft dough for chaklis.

wheat flour chaklis

10) The chakli dough shouldn’t be too soft it should be on the firmer side.  At the last stage add oil. Allow the dough to rest for 25-30 mins. Cover the dough with a damp cloth or cling film.

wheat flour chaklis

11) Grease the chakli moulds from the interiors. 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. Ensure you place the chakli attachment.

Chakli Recipe

12) Make spirals or round shape chaklis with desired size. Place them over a greased dish or paper.

wheat flour chaklis

13)  Now take a big vessel / kadhai adding suffficient oil as you would be deep frying chaklis.

wheat flour chaklis

14) 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. Allow chaklis to come to room temperature. Now store them in a air tight container or a box.

  wheat flour chaklis

15) Serve wheat chaklis with a hot cup of tea or coffee or wine.

wheat flour chaklis

Check some more Diwali Recipes like gulab jamun, mohanthalboondi ladoo, spicy shankarpali ,phirnibasundi and nankhatai

Chakli Recipe details below:

Chakli Recipe
 
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Chaklis made with whole wheat flour which are crunchy, spicy and tasty.
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Recipe type: Side, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 16-18
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups of wheat flour ( I used organic whole wheat flour)
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • butter Milk as required
  • 2 tbsp carom seed (ova)
  • 2 tbsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 t/s roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp pepper powder
  • 1 t/s poppy seed (khus khus)
  • 1 t/s garam masala powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seed (safed til)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying
Equipment required
  • 1 linen Cloth
  • chakli maker
Instructions
  1. Sift whole wheat flour and rice flour. Add 1 tsp of salt and mix nicely.
  2. Transfer the sifted flour to a linen cloth.
  3. Tie the linen cloth from top so the flour doesn't come out.
  4. I have used a vessel to steam this potli with flour. Just take some water place a metal stand or plate over the pan.Take a vessel or tray on which the linen cloth (potli) could fit.
  5. Cover and steam for 19-10 mins on medium heat. Alternatively you could use pressure cooker also to steam for 6-7 mins on medium heat.
  6. Remove the potli and pestle with a mortar.
  7. Uncover the cloth.
  8. Transfer the contents to another vessel. Add sesame seed, carom seed, cumin, cumin powder, pepper powder, kashmiri chili powder and garam masala powder if using and salt.
  9. Add butter milk little by little. Don't add too much butter milk as we require a semi-soft dough for chaklis.
  10. The chakli dough shouldn't be too soft it should be on the firmer side. At the last stage add oil Allow the dough to rest for 25-30 mins. Cover the dough with a damp cloth or cling film.
  11. Grease the chakli moulds from the interiors. 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.
  12. Make spirals or round shape chaklis with desired size. Place them over a greased dish or paper.
  13. Now take a big vessel / kadhai adding suffficient oil as you would be deep frying chaklis.
  14. 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. Allow chaklis to come to room temperature. Now store them in a air tight container or a box.
  15. Serve wheat chaklis with a hot cup of tea or coffee or wine.
Notes
1. Please keep gas on low fire whilst frying chaklis else they won't cook evenly. 2. Also if you keep on high fire your chaklis might break and get burnt so be careful. Make them with lots of love and care.
3. 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.
4. Chakli Makers are easily available in any utensil shop also it comes with different kind of blades.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 20 to 25 chaklis


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