Chakli Recipe by Madhumati Tyagi

Chakli is a delightfully scrumptious snack that is often made in India during the Diwali festival. Also known as Chakri, these spiral-shaped crunchy snacks are made using the perfect blend of lentils and spices. Deep-fried to golden brown perfection, Chaklis are lightly spiced delicious snacks with nice flavor in every bite.


  • 2 cup rice flour, fine
  • 1 cup Maida / plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp. sesame / til
  • pinch hing / Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water, for kneading
  • oil, for frying


  •  Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2-cup rice flour, 1-cup Maida and 1 tsp salt.
  • Also, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tbsp. sesame, and pinch hing.
  • Mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • Now add 2 tbsp. butter, crumble and mix until the flour is well combined with butter.
  • Add water slowly and start to knead the dough.
  • Knead to smooth and soft dough adding water as required.
  • Now take star mold and fix to the Chakli maker.
  • Grease the Chakli maker with some oil. This prevents the dough from sticking to mold.
  • Furthermore, make a cylindrical shape out of dough and place the dough inside the Chakli maker.
  • Tighten the lid and start preparing Chaklis. on the wet cloth or butter paper make small spiral shape Chaklis by pressing
  • Seal the ends so that it does not fall apart while deep-frying.
  • Take one Chakli at a time and slide them one by one into the hot oil.
  • Flip the Chakli and fry on medium flame until they turn crispy from both sides.
  • Furthermore, drain over a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Finally, once cooled enjoy instant Chakli or store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

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