Chakli Recipe: How To Make Karnataka-style Chakkuli

Chakli is a traditional South Indian snack that is prepared for most of the festivals including Diwali, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chathurthi etc. This Karnataka-style chakkuli is prepared by making a soft dough with the chakli powder and some dry spices and frying the concentric spiral moulded dough.

Also known as chakralu or janti kalu, this snack is a typical grandma's recipe. During olden times, grandmas used to prepare chakli in big tins and store it for almost a month. It is an ideal evening snack with tea or masala milk.

The traditional chakli is tricky and time consuming as the chakli powder itself takes days to be made. However, now the chakli powder is available ready-made, hence, making the procedure a lot easier. The only tricky part is to get the consistency of the dough right.

So, if you would like to follow the tradition and try the chakli recipe at home, continue reading the step-by-step procedure with images. Also, watch the video recipe on how to make instant chakli.

CHAKLI VIDEO RECIPE

chakli recipe
CHAKLI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE KARNATAKA-STYLE CHAKKULI | CHAKRALU RECIPE | MULLU MURUKKU RECIPE
Chakli Recipe | How To Make Karnataka-style Chakkuli | Chakralu Recipe | Mullu Murukku Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins

Recipe By: Kavyashree S

Recipe Type: Snacks

Serves: 12 pieces

Ingredients
  • Chakli powder - ¾th bowl

    Salt to taste

    Hing (asafoetida) - ¼th tsp

    Jeera - 1 tsp

    Oil - ½ cup + for frying

    Water - ½ cup

    Chakli maker

    Silver foil

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add the chakli powder into the mixing bowl.

    2. Add salt and hing.

    3. Then add jeera and mix it well.

    4. Meanwhile add quarter cup of oil to a heated pan.

    5. Heat the oil for a minute until it turns hot.

    6. Pour the hot oil in the mixing bowl.

    7. Mix well.

    8. Add water little by little and knead it into a soft and moist dough.

    9. Then grease the chakli maker with oil.

    10. Take a large portion of the dough and place it into the chakli maker.

    11. Cover it with the lid and bring it above the silver foil.

    12. Apply pressure and move the maker in concentric circles.

    13. Make small spiral chaklis on the foil.

    14. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan for frying.

    15. Carefully peel the chakli off the foil and drop them in the oil, one after the other.

    16. Fry them on medium flame till they turn light brown.

    17. Gently flip them over and fry on the other side.

    18. Remove from the stove and serve once it cools down.

Instructions
  • 1. You can add sesame seeds, according to your preference.
  • 2. If you like it spicy, you can add red chilli powder to the dough.
  • 3. If the chakli breaks while making, it means that the dough is too dry. In that case, you can add water and knead it again for a few minutes.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 4 pieces
  • Calories - 140 cal
  • Fat - 6 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Carbohydrates - 18 g
  • Fibre - 1 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE CHAKLI

1. Add the chakli powder into the mixing bowl.

chakli recipe

2. Add salt and hing.

chakli recipe
chakli recipe

3. Then add jeera and mix it well.

chakli recipe

4. Meanwhile add quarter cup of oil to a heated pan.

chakli recipe

5. Heat the oil for a minute until it turns hot.

chakli recipe

6. Pour the hot oil in the mixing bowl.

chakli recipe

7. Mix well.

chakli recipe

8. Add water little by little and knead it into a soft and moist dough.

chakli recipe
chakli recipe

9. Then grease the chakli maker with oil.

chakli recipe

10. Take a large portion of the dough and place it into the chakli maker.

chakli recipe

11. Cover it with the lid and bring it above the silver foil.

chakli recipe
chakli recipe

12. Apply pressure and move the maker in concentric circles.

chakli recipe

13. Make small spiral chaklis on the foil.

chakli recipe
chakli recipe

14. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan for frying.

chakli recipe

15. Carefully peel the chakli off the foil and drop them in the oil, one after the other.

chakli recipe
chakli recipe

16. Fry them on medium flame till they turn light brown.

chakli recipe

17. Gently flip them over and fry on the other side.

chakli recipe

18. Remove from the stove and serve once it cools down.

chakli recipe
chakli recipe
chakli recipe
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