Easy Chakli recipe

Here is a simple recipe of a popular snack Chakli / Chakkuli.

(Makes 18 chaklis of above size)


All purpose flour(Maida)- 2 cups

Carom seeds(Ajwain)-½ tsp

Cumin seeds(Whole Jeera)-½ tsp

Red chilly powder-½ tsp

Salt-as per taste (I used around 1½ tsp)

Water-1 cup approx.

Oil- around ½ tbsp to prepare dough and around 500 ml to deep fry


  1. In a cooking vessel add all purpose flour.
  2. Cover it with a kitchen towel followed by a lid and place it in a pressure cooker filled with water in the bottom to steam cook the flour. Cook for 15 mins.
  3. Once done, break the lump of flour formed and then sieve it using a sieve.
    Chakli preparation step a
  4. To that add red chilly powder.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Add cumin seeds and carom seeds.
    Chakli preparation step b
  7. Add ½ tbsp oil to the flour mixture.
  8. Now mix well the flour mixture with oil.
  9. Adding water prepare a stiff dough, cover and keep.
    Chakli preparation step c
  10. Now set the chakli press, use the star shaped nozzle.
  11. Place a portion of the dough in it.
  12. Start pressing the chaklis on to a baking paper or aluminium foil.
    Chakli preparation step d
  13. Heat oil to deep fry the chaklis. Once hot drop the chaklis one by one into the hot oil.
  14. Cook them in medium flame till the slush sound stops.
  15. Drain them and drop them to a paper towel.Once cooled, transfer them to an airtight container.Stays well for a week or more. Enjoy them with Indian masala chai.
    Chakli preparation step e


  1. Red chilly powder is optional,could be avoided too.
  2. You can use green chilly paste instead of red chilly powder also.
  3. Fry in medium flame to get them well cooked deep inside.
  4. Double the measurements when you want in large quantities. Also the amount of time to steam cook flour must be doubled,

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Sangeetha P N

Sangeetha P N

Sangeetha Shreenidhi is a proud Indian spreading the taste Indian Spices and dishes in the land of Germany. For Sangeetha, cooking was always a passion and today, a part of life. A regular blogger, vivid traveler and now a part of community!

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