Sunday, November 4, 2012


      As Diwali - the festival of Lights - is approaching, most Indians would be busy preparing sweets. But no festival can be completed without savory snacks to go well with all the sweets. Chakri - a spicy spiral snack - is made with rice flour and is a perfect snack with tea/coffee or on its own.

      Making flour spirals for chakri is fun with the Sev maker. So here is a quick recipe for everyone to try and enjoy.

  • 3 cups Rice Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • Salt to taste
  • Plain Yogurt as needed
  • Sev maker with star nozzle for making Chakri
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Sieve the rice flour. 
  • Add sesame seeds, cumin seeds, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, ghee and salt to the flour
  • I generally like it spicy, but the green chillies can be added as per the spiciness desired
  • Mix well
  • Add yogurt as needed for kneading the dough. The dough should be of medium consistency.
  • Knead the dough properly till it is smooth

  • Now take a Chakri maker/sev maker with the star nozzle, shown below.

  • Add some dough to the maker 

  • Make small spiral chakris on a wax paper or plate. I generally make it on plastic board
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium flame for deep frying
  • Once the oil is heated properly, take the chakri from the board carefully and drop it in the oil. For safety, I use a spatula to lift the chakri and then use that to slid the chakri in the oil
  • Add as many chakris in the oil that will fit without overlapping
  • Once the chakri turns light golden brownish, flip them over and fry the other side
  • As soon as both the sides are done, remove them from oil and place on a paper towel to drain the excess oil
  • Cool them completely and then store them in an airtight container

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