Simple Recipe for Chakkali

Making traditional chakkali is a big chore. I have seen my Mom and all relatives soaking the rice, and urad dal in water. Drying them, and later taking it to the grinding mill to get the flour. So, the only time I have made Chakkali is when I get the flour from India, usually after our visits.

Mrs. Shwetha Belame, who visits this blog regularly shared this delicious, simple and quick recipe for chakkali last week. It doesn’t require any soaking or grinding. Shwetha also sent me the pictures, but I couldn’t format those properly. So, when I came home for the weekend I thought of trying this recipe since it was so simple and quick. It turned out just awesome, everyone just loved it and it was gone even before the final batch was being fried. Thanks so much Shwetha for this recipe.

Here are the ingredients:
1. 2 cups(20 oz) of Rice flour
2. 2 tablespoon(~=2oz) of butter
3. 1/4 spoon Jeera
4. salt and red chili power as per your taste
5.  2 tablespoon(~=2oz) of well boiled and mashed Moong dal(hesaru belle)
6. Vegetable oil for deep frying.

Procedure:

Mix all the above ingredients with water about the consistency of chapati dough.

chakkali-hittu

With the chakkali horalu drop the mix directly in the hot oil  and deep fry it.

frying-chakkali

If you are particular about the shape you could make it the traditional way of circular chaculi also.

chakkali

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14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by shwetha on May 18, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Hi Meera,

    The chaculi looks great am glad you liked it!

    I have to acknowledge that this recipe was passed on to me from a friend in Mysore.

    Reply

  2. Posted by meeraghu on May 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Shwetha,
    Please thank your friend from Mysore as well on my behalf. It was the most delicious, easy and simple chakkali recipe. I am going to prepare this for Sri Krishna Janmasthami and Sri Ganesha Chaturthi as well.

    Reply

  3. Posted by shwetha on May 26, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Hi meera,

    Not sure if you know about this blog. Check out. Its all about vegetarian food.

    http://foodwithapinchoflove.wordpress.com/

    Shwetha, I haven’t see that blog. Sure will take a look.

    Reply

  4. hello,

    i stumbled on ur blog looking for madhwa recipies. Chakki looks totally awesome. Will try it out!

    usha

    Reply

  5. hello,

    i stumbled on ur blog looking for madhwa recipies. Chakkali looks totally awesome. Will try it out!

    usha

    Reply

  6. Posted by gayathri on June 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    can we do the same recepie without aachu..i mean chakli aachu..i mean to say can we press the dough into tiny plate like pattern and put it in oil and deep fry??????bcoz i dont have achu ..:-(

    Gayathri, no idea how it will turn out. You can try? It sure will look like Nippatu.

    Reply

  7. Posted by gayathri on June 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    nippatu:-) u know that name..i would not have explained u so much :-)..anyhow i will surely try it ..i love it..yummy…thanks ..

    Sure, Gayathri. Send us some pictures as well, so we can follow the same. :)

    Reply

  8. Posted by laxmi anand on October 15, 2009 at 9:38 am

    A VERY SIMPLE WAY OF MAKING CHAKKULI…….
    BOIL A FEW SPOONS OF HESARU BELE….UNTIL IT IS SOFT…COOL IT…ADD LAXMI BRAND RICE FLOUR, JEERIGE, INGU, BILI YELLU ( ROASTED ) ALL ACCORDING TO YUR TASTE, A LITTLE SALT…LITTLE BUTTER AND VERY HOT OLIVE OIL OR ANY OIL (NO CHOLESTEROL ) ..
    MIX WITH LITTLE WATER OR IF THE BELE HAS ENOUGH WATER.. IT IS ENOUGH…KNEAD THE DOUGH WELL….PUT SMALL LONG BALLS N THE CHAKKULI ORALU…PUT OIL ON A FRY PAN…WAIT TILL YU FEL IT IS HOT. FRY TO YUR TASTE…
    IF YU LIKE YU CAN ADD HALDI..ARISINA WHILE MIXING…
    EASY TO MAKE…IF YU LIKE ADD LAXMI BRAND PAPRIKA …CHILLI POWDER TO MAKE CHAKKULI HOT….AND SPICY…
    HOPE YU ENJOY THIS CHAKKULI VERY EASY TO MAKE…

    Reply

  9. Posted by meeraghu on October 15, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. However, I am not sure what’s the difference between the one Shwetha gave and your recipe.

    Reply

  10. Posted by vidya on October 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Hi meera avure,

    thanks for posting both the recipes.I have tried both today .tumba light inna tasty.yummy!!!!

    vidya

    Reply

  11. Posted by Aishwarya on May 25, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Hi Meera aunty,
    I tried ur receipe of t his chakkili and it was damn gud, except for the part that it dint come as a whole chakili and broke when i was frying and i was told that it cud be coz of excess butter that i had put..:-( but it tasted gud at the end of the day.. And my ajji said it also called as “musthorea”.. But for me all fried things are murukku… And i enjoyed it.. Thanks… And the biggest thing was it helped me to get over the phobia of frying….
    Thanks once again… Take care n gud day

    Reply

  12. Posted by Prathima on September 11, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Meeri,
    Thnx for the recipies, am preparing Kadabu and Chakkli. Wish you, Sneha and Raghu a very happy festival

    Reply

  13. Posted by usha on November 27, 2010 at 8:17 am

    hie meera,

    great blog! truely awsome one

    Reply

  14. Posted by rekha srini on May 29, 2011 at 3:25 am

    hi,
    meeraji preparing chakkuli is simple for me coz of my mothers advice .I usually use grind dry rice rather than rice flour brought frm the shop since its tastier ,then put few spoons of heated oil in it along with jeeragam yellu etc but with grinded dalia (Putane pudi) salt n ingu with chilly powder.fry in medium flame they will be astonishingly crispy n very delicious.but flour shoud not get soaked so prepare balls instantly by adding little water to part of that mix at a time.

    Reply

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