Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wheat flour Chakali

With Diwali days approaching fast, I thought why not try some diwali faraal. So I tried making wheat flour chakali that can be quickly made with just few ingredients that are easily available at home. Although the traditional chakalis are made from Chakali Bhajani, the given method is also a traditional way of making instant chakalis.

This recipe is a Contest Winning Recipe at Tarla

Ingredients :

1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp carom seeds (Ajwain / Owa in marathi)
1 tspn seasme seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
water as required

Preparation :

Mix all the dry ingredients (except water)
Tie the dry mixture in a cotton cloth
Steam it in a pressure cooker or steamer for 15 minutes
After steaming add some water to it
Knead it into soft dough
Divide it into 2-3 cylindrical shapes
Stuff it into Chakali Maker
Press the chakali maker and move it in circular motion
Simultaneously heat oil in a kadai
Deep fry chakalis on medium flame till it turns golden
Drain it on tissue paper to remove excessive oil
Preserve it in airtight container

Notes :

Chakalis can be stored for 15-20 days
You may change the prportion of spices given above as per the taste
The above portion of ingredients yeild 12-15 chakalis

Stepwise Pictures :

Sending this entry to Diwali Bash Event hosted by Vardhini, Let’s Party- “Fest Celebration- Diwali” hosted by Preeti and Cooking Whole Foods–Whole Wheat Flour


  1. Never eaten wheat chakli ,i'll try this this Diwali

  2. wow thats amaizing...i never heard of wheat four chakli.....looking very nice....and easy to prepare,,,anyways i was planning prepare chakli.....i will try this out this time....thanks for sharing...such a nice recipe,,

  3. Awesome recipe... i love chakli as a anytime snacks, Thanks for sending this in my event... Please link back the announcement page of your archive post and for more giveaway eligibility like my Facebook book page too....

  4. That is such a respite for people away from India. Bhajni is not readily available here...our blenders are no good either, Thanks for posting!

  5. A must try for mother-in-law suggested moog dal chakli last year when we couldn't get hold of bhajni!

  6. chaklis have come out perfect!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!

    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

  7. My Aunty used to make them. Reminded me of her today. Excellent. I like your recipes. keep it up.

  8. My Aunty used to make them. Reminded of her. I like your recipes. Good going keep it up

  9. It's really nice recipe...... I do it...n its awesome.. Very crispy n crunchy...

  10. Hello,

    There is no oil/ghee added after steaming, have you not added it or it accidentally got omitted? If it is not to be added, will the chakali still turn out "khuskhushit"?

    1. In this process Oil or ghee is not required as steaming the flour takes care of crispiness. Oil/Ghee is required only for greasing the plams/fingers while stuffing the dough in Chakali Maker.


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