Chakli Recipe using whole wheat flour

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Chakli recipe – deep fried, spiral shaped Indian snack recipe made from whole wheat flour.

Chakli Recipe | How to make chakli recipe | Diwali snacks

This recipe calls for whole wheat flour. It makes the fried snack little dense. so to make it less dense or light in texture, I have steamed the flour in pressure cooker before making chakli. By this steaming technique, chakli will be crispy, light yet melt in your mouth texture.

Every region has its own way of making chakli. In Gujarat and Maharashtra, chakli is made from all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. In Gujarat, it also called chakri. In southern part of India, it is known as murukku and it is made from urad dal flour and/or rice flour. I will share this version sometime in future.

This is my mom’s recipe, and I made it exactly same way she makes it. She usually makes this during diwali festival along with other snacks like cornflakes chivda, nankhatai, poha chivda, namak para, farsi puri.

I have added sesame seeds to it which give nice nutty flavor to it.

If making for kids then you can adjust the red chili powder accordingly.

If you look at the color of the chakli, you will say it looks burn. But it is not burnt, it looks darker because we used whole wheat flour and I like spicy food, so I have added little extra chili powder.


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1) Add about a glassful of water (about 1 inch high) in the pressure cooker. Take whole wheat flour in a small container, put into the pressure cooker. I have not any small container that fit into my small cooker. So I used two stainless steel glasses.
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2) Cover the container with lid. I used two small katoris to cover it up. Close the pressure cooker, put the weight on, Let it cook for 3-4 whistles on medium heat.
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3) Let the pressure go down by itself, then open the lid. You will see that flour becomes hard. Now it is not in powder form. It is like a big, hard lump.
Chakli Recipe | How to make chakli recipe | Diwali snacks

4) Remove it from the cooker carefully and take it out into a bowl.
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5) Once it is cool to touch (it should be warm, not cold), then using your hand break it up, and make it again back to powder form. If there are too many lumps then you can sieve and sift it.
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6) While it is warm, add sesame seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt. Mix well.
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7) Then add oil. During this process if flour is not warm enough then use hot oil, otherwise used regular room temperature oil. Mix it with your hand till incorporated well.
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8) Add yogurt and knead into stiff and hard dough.
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9) You might need less or more yogurt depending on your flour quality. So always start by adding little yogurt at a time and keep adding and kneading the dough.
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10) Now use the chakli disk (which has star like hole in it) in your chakli/sev maker machine. Line your work surface with aluminum foil or parchment paper to shape chakli on it. And also heat the oil in a pan on medium heat for deep frying.
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11) Now fill the container with prepared dough and close it tightly.
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12) As you twist the handle chakli will come out from the bottom hole.
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13) Now start shaping them into spiral form by twisting the handle with your one hand and use other hand as a guide to move machine in spiral shape.
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14) Pinch the end and close it/seal it, so it maintains its shape while frying. Shape 5-6 at a time and then fry together.
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15) Now check the oil, it should be hot now. Drop a pinch of dough in the oil. if it comes on top immediately then oil is too hot. If it comes on top after long time then oil is not hot enough. If it comes on top after 1-2 seconds, then oil is ready to fry. Now take one spiral at time and slide it into hot oil carefully. Fry few of them at a time.
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16) Fry till it becomes golden brown and crispy from both sides. You will need to flip the chakli for even browning. Drain excess oil using slotted spoon.
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17) And remove it to the paper towel lined plate. Repeat the shaping and frying process till all the dough is finished.
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Let the fried chakli cool down completely, then store in airtight container.

Serving suggestion: This can be served as a snack with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Or you can munch on as such any time of the day.

Chakli Recipe | How to make chakli recipe | Diwali snacks

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Chakli recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian, Maharashtrian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 20 pieces
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • 3 tablespoons Sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Red chili powder
  • teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Oil + more for frying
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons Plain yogurt (dahi, curd) may require more or less

Instructions

Steaming the flolur:

  1. Add about a glassful of water (about 1 inch high) in the pressure cooker.
  2. Take whole wheat flour in a small container, put into the pressure cooker. I have not any small container that fit into my small cooker. So I used two stainless steel glasses.
  3. Cover the container with lid. I used two small katoris to cover it up.
  4. Close the pressure cooker, put the weight on, Let it cook for 3-4 whistles on medium heat.
  5. Let the pressure go down by itself, then open the lid. You will see that flour becomes hard and like a big lump.
  6. Remove it from the cooker carefully and take it out into a bowl.

Making chakli recipe:

  1. Once it is cool to touch (it should be warm, not cold), then using your hand break it up, and make it again back to powder form.
  2. If there are too many lumps then you can sieve and sift it.
  3. While it is warm, add sesame seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Then add oil. During this process if flour is not warm enough then use hot oil, otherwise used regular room temperature oil.
  5. Mix it with your hand till incorporated well.
  6. Add yogurt and knead into stiff dough.
  7. You might need less or more yogurt depending on your flour quality. So always start by adding little yogurt at a time and keep adding and kneading the dough.
  8. Now use the chakli disk (which has star like hole in it) in your sev maker machine.
  9. Line your work surface with aluminum foil or parchment paper to shape chakli on it.
  10. And also heat the oil in a pan on medium heat for deep frying.
  11. Now fill the container with prepared dough and close it tightly.
  12. As you twist the handle chakli will come out from the bottom hole.
  13. Now start shaping it into spiral form by twisting the handle with your one hand and use other hand as a guide to move machine in spiral shape.
  14. Pinch the end and close or seal it, so it maintains its shape while frying. Shape 5-6 at a time and then fry together.
  15. Now check the oil, it should be hot now. Now take one spiral at time and slide it into hot oil carefully. Fry few at a time.
  16. Fry till it becomes golden brown and crispy from both sides. You will need to flip the chakli for even browning. Drain excess oil using slotted spoon.
  17. And remove it to the paper towel lined plate.
  18. Repeat the shaping and frying process till all the dough is finished.

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