½ cup + 3tablespoonsPlain yogurt(dahi, curd) may require more or less
Steaming the flour:
Add about a glassful of water (about 1 inch higin the pressure cooker.
Take whole wheat flour in a small container, put into the pressure cooker and cover the container with the lid.
Close the pressure cooker, put the weight on, Let it cook for 3-4 whistles on medium heat.
Let the pressure go down by itself, then open the lid.
You will see that flour becomes hard and like a big lump. Remove it from the cooker carefully and take it out into a bowl.
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.
Making chakli recipe:
Add sesame seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
Then add oil. At this moment if the flour is not warm enough then use hot oil, otherwise used regular room temperature oil.
Mix it with your hand till incorporated well.
Add yogurt and knead into a medium stiff yet smooth dough.
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.
Now use the chakli disk (which has a star-like hole in iin your 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.
Now fill the container with prepared dough and close it tightly.
As you twist the handle chakli will come out from the bottom hole. Now start shaping it into spiral form by twisting the handle with your one hand and use the other hand as a guide to move the machine in a spiral shape.
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.
Now check the oil, it should be hot now. Now take one spiral at a time and slide it into the hot oil carefully.
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 a slotted spoon.
And remove it to the paper towel lined plate.
Repeat the shaping and frying process for rest.
Do not reduce the amount of oil in the dough. Otherwise, it becomes hard and chewy.
Instead of whole wheat flour, you can use maida (all purpose flour). In this case, no need to steam the flour. Use as such.