Maharashtrian Diwali Recipe(Faraal)-Chakli


Chakli is a deep fried savoury snack made from Rice flour, gram flour or a mixture of lentil flours. They are also known as “murukku” in the south but just as every state has its own version, the maharashtrian version is a bit spicy and it is eaten mostly during the festival of Diwali.

Ingredients:  For 15 nos

  • Rice Flour – 1 cup full
  • Gram Flour -1 cup full
  • Sesame Seeds- 3 Table Spoons
  • Red Chilli Powder – 2 Table Spoon
  • Turmeric Powder 1/4th Teaspoon
  • Asafoetida – ½ Teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds- 1 Tea spoon
  • Carom Seeds -1/2 Tea spoon
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil – 3 Table Spoons Plus more for Frying
  • Yoghurt – Half cup

Step by step instructions

  1. In a bowl mix the rice flour and the gram flour with sesame seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric, asafoetida, cumin seeds, carom seeds, salt
  2. To this mixture add the 3 table spoon oil and mix it well again
  3. Now add the yogurt and little hot water and knead until you get a smooth and hard dough like consistency.
  4. Keep the mixture aside for 15 mins covered
  5. Make small round balls so that the fit into the moulds well
  6. in a chakli maker fill the dough press it to get a spiral shape on a silver foil Fry them one by one in hot oil until crisp


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