Chakli Recipe - Authentic Indian Recipe

Making Chakli

Chakli Recipe - Authentic Indian Recipe


SOS mother, Sunanda has had the unique opportunity to have raised 18 children as her own since becoming an SOS mother in 1995. She is currently caring for 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls, aged 7 to 18 year old. Learn more about SOS mother Sunanda.

Making ChakaliServes: 10
Type: Entree
Description: Chakli is a delicious and nutritious food for children


ChakaliNOTE: Most ingredients can be found at stores like Bulk Barn

  • 2 cups of engal Gram flour (Besan or chickpea flour)
  • 2 cups of rice flour
  • 2 cups of wheat flour
  • 2 cups of Sorghum flour (Jawar)
  • 2 cups of Poha flour(flattened rice or beaten rice)
  • 1/2 cup of Sago flour (Sabudana or tapioca flour)
  • 1/2 cup of Urad Dal flour
  • 1/2 cup of coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp of cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp of ajwain powder
  • 4 tbsp of red chilli powder
  • Salt - According to taste
  • Lukewarm water
  • 100 ml of hot olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of sesame


  1. Deep frying Chakali

    Take all flour in a pot, mix well and add Cumin seeds, red chili powder, Salt, sesame, ajwain powder and 100 ml. hot cooking oil then again mix it well.
  2. Add lukewarm water and start to knead to make smooth and soft dough.
  3. Dough is ready for making chakli.
  4. Apply oil inside the chakali maker. Stuff the dough and make chakli as in round shapes. Alternative: Use icing bag instead.
  5. Heat oil on medium.
  6. Deep fry chakali in medium hot until it is light brown.
  7. Keep the chaklies on a plate for cooling.
  8. Storage: Keep it in air tight Jar and can be use till 20 days after making.

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