Chakli Recipe
Recipe type: Side, Snack
RecipeCuisine: Indian
Serves: 16-18
Chaklis made with whole wheat flour which is crunchy, spicy and tasty.
recipeIngredient (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
How to make the recipe?
  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 the 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 got to have a chakli maker to make chaklis like the one in the pic.
  12. Make spirals or round shape chaklis with the desired size. Place them in a greased dish or paper.
  13. Now take a big vessel / kadhai adding sufficient oil as you would be deep frying chaklis.
  14. Once the 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 an air tight container or a box.
  15. Serve wheat chaklis with a hot cup of tea or coffee or wine.
1. Please keep the 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 a 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
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at