When you think of Diwali snacks, the first name that comes to your mind is the Bhajani Chakli. Though it is a Marathi delicacy, you can enjoy it at home as well, as the recipe is quite simple.
Preparing these chaklis is not complicated if you concentrate on the quantities of the ingredients. These chaklis will balance the taste out and they will be a good change to munch on from all the sweets which might bore you after a while.
So, to spice up your Diwali menu with these chaklis, have a look at the ingredients required and its procedure.
Serves - 10 chaklis
Preparation Time - 20 minutes
Cooking Time - 25 minutes
For Bhajani Flour
1. Rice - 2 cups
2. Chana Dal (Bengal Gram) - 2 cups
3. Coriander Seeds - ¼th cup
4. Cumin Seeds - ½ cup
5. Urad Dal (Black Gram) - 1 cup
6. Salt - a pinch
For Bhajani Dough
7. Bhajani Flour - 2 cups
8. Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp
9. Turmeric Powder - a pinch
10. Red Chilli Powder - as per taste
11. Asafoetida - a pinch
12. Ajwain - 1 tsp
13. Oil - ¼th cup
14. Salt to tatse
15. Hot water to knead
For Bhajani Flour
1. Take a pan and roast rice, Bengal gram and black gram, separately. Roast until those become crisp.
2. Now, equally roast the coriander seeds and cumin seeds and keep them aside.
3. Then, grind all these roasted ingredients together into a fine powder.
4. Your bhajani flour is ready. You can store it for one year in an air-tight container.
For Bhajani Chaklis
1. Take bhajani flour into a big bowl and add oil to it. Mix quickly with a spoon.
2. Now, add all the other ingredients into the flour and mix everything well.
3. Add hot water to knead the flour into a dough. Add water slowly, so that the consistency remains appropriate.
4. You are going to need a chakli mould to make the chaklis. Coat the mould with oil from inside.
5. Now, make equal section of the dough that fits well into the mould.
6. Take a deep-bottomed pan and heat oil.
7. Now, take sections of the dough and put it one by one into the chakli mould to make the chaklis. Don't forget to bring out the chaklis on a plastic sheet.
8. When you get the desired number, put the chaklis into the medium hot oil.
9. Fry chaklis well from both sides, until they become golden brown in colour.
10. Take it out on a kitchen towel and serve with sauce or chutney.
The best way to know if your chaklis have been well cooked is to notice that there are no bubbles in the oil. So, try this yummy snack this year on Diwali with your favourite dip.