From   Tea Time

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Chakli is a traditional south Indian snack that is now popular all over India


  • Rice flour ⅔ cup
  • Refined flour 6⅔ tbsps
  • Ghee 2 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Green chilli paste 1 tsp
  • White sesame seeds ½ tsp
  • Roasted cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Sour yogurt ⅖ cup
  • Red chilli powder ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Oil to deep-fry


  • Take rice flour and refined flour in a mixing bowl, add ghee, salt, asafoetida, green chilli paste, white sesame seeds, roasted cumin seeds, sour yogurt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead into a soft dough.
  • Grease the sev press and star shaped stencil. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  • Put some dough into the press and press out round chaklis on a plastic sheet. Gently slide each chakli into the hot oil. Deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  • Arrange on a serving platter and serve or store in an air-tight container.