Saturday, 7 November 2015

Easy Chakli recipe this Diwali/Maida Chakli

Diwali is around the corner and it is time to celebrate. Quite a relaxation it is, when I cook something for my family and friends. This time I tried my hands on Chakli. But usually chakli means, it involves too much effort when rice chakli is prepared. So an easy method is what I always look for. Here is a simple maida chakli recipe and I can bet that you will never go wrong with the measurements I mentioned. It is a failproof easy method.
(Makes 18 chaklis of above size)

Ingredients:
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

Recipe:

  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.
  4. To that add red chilly powder.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Add cumin seeds and carom seeds.
  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.
  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.
  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. 









Notes:
  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,

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)