Monday, 22 October 2018

Rice Flour - Roasted Bengal Gram (Pottu Kadalai) Chakli | Chakli using Curd

I rarely prepare deep fried items at home. Dishes like Poori, Bajji, Bonda are always tempting. But as far as possible, we want to avoid eating food thats too oily. But I can't avoid making Chaklis when there's huge demand from my daughter!
Months back, I had eaten Chakli at one of my Aunt's home. They were so tasty and I was surprised to hear that she had used Curd for making those Chaklis! Then one fine day, again on daughter's demand, I tried Chaklis using my own selection of ingredients along with curd. They turned out so crunchy and yum! This recipe looks very handy and easy for me now. Here is my easy peasy Chakli recipe for you all.. 


Preparation time: 2 hours
Difficulty level: Medium
Yield: 60 challis (varies depending on the size)

Ingredients:
  • Rice flour - 4 cups
  • Roasted bengal gram dal / Pottu Kadalai - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - lemon size
  • Salt - for taste
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp or to taste
  • Carom seeds / Ajwain - 1 tsp
  • Till seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Water (approx) - 2 1/4 cup


Method:
  • Combine roasted bengal gram dal, carom seeds, till seeds and cumin seeds and make a fine powder.
  • Mix it with rice flour, salt, sugar and red chilli powder in a large bowl.
  • Add heated butter to the flour mixture and mix it well with your hands.
  • To this, add 1/2 cup of curd and mix well.
  • Add water little by little and make a soft, non sticky dough like chapathi dough.
  • Fill the prepared dough in Chakli Press (Chakli Maker). Press the dough and make them into spiral shapes.
  • Heat the oil in a wide pan and deep fry these spirals till they turn crispy.
  • Enjoy crispy, delicious Chaklis anytime!

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