chakli is a deep fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour or a mixture of lentil flours. It is n authentic Maharashtrian recipe.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people


  • To make chakli atta at home
  • 3 cups rice approx ½ kg
  • 1 ½ channa dal
  • 2-3 tsps whole dhania
  • 2-3 tsps whole jeera

For the chakali:

  • ½ kg chakali atta
  • ½ tsp haldi powder
  • 1-2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds til
  • large white butter or you use Amul butter homemade
  • Salt


  • Chakli atta preparation Dry roast the rice for 5 minutes, stirring all the while. When cool add the chana dal, whole jeera and whole dhania and get it ground at the chakki.
  • Add ½ tsp haldi powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp white sesame seeds (til) and 1 ½ large tbsps white butter (homemade) and salt to taste to the chakali atta.
  • Add enough water to make firm dough like chappati atta.
  • Place a piece of the dough in the chakali maker and form the chakalis on a sheet of butter paper.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and gently slide the chakali onto a spatula and then into the oil.
  • Deep fry in hot oil on a medium flame. The oil should not be too hot while frying or the chakali will remain raw from inside.
  • Drain on a paper towel.


Note: Whatever quantity of rice you take put half the quantity of channa dal and add the quantity of jeera and dhania accordingly.
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