I tend to have a bad habit of writing recipes on scraps of paper and then I lose it. So, this post is really for me, to document this recipe before I loose it. I was talking to my aunt the other day and she passed on this recipe. I had different plan for the day, I had a pile of laundry, a messy closet and a lot more on my hands. Things changed quickly...a small voice in my head was instructing me. Before I knew it, I was bending over trying to create perfect circular chakli. I LOVED this recipe and the outcome. If you make chakli at home, I highly recommend you to bookmark this, you will be very happy you did so. I know I have posted a chakli recipe before, but this is completely different recipe and I find this one much easier.
1 cup mung dal/ green gram split without skin, boiled
4 cups rice flour
3 tbsp hot oil
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp sesame seed
salt to taste
oil to deep fry.
You will need a chakli maker. For more info click here .
Cook the dal with very less water, till it is mushy, let it cool a bit, when it is still warm add the rice flour, with all the spices, 3 tbsp hot oil, salt and mix well, the dal should blend in. Kneed till smooth.
Place the dough in the chakli maker with the chalki disc and dispense it in a circular pattern on the back side of a plate. Repeat till you have about 4-6 chakli ready.
Keep the oil on medium high and drop the chalki in oil one at a time, make sure you drop it from the side hence avoiding oil to splash. In a couple of min turn side, fry till golden brown. Repeat till you have finished the dough/
Let it cool and store in airtight container.
If the end result is too hard : add a little bit of hot oil and water and loosen the dough.
If the chakli is not forming (shape) : add some rice flour and a drop or two of water, remix.
If the chakli is disintegrating in oil : you have added too much oil and need to add a bit of the daal and the rice flour to balance the oil.
If you are having a hard time using the chakli mould as the dough is tight : add water and oil to loosen it up.
Change the disc and you got thengol. By the time I took the pictures of thengol, I was stuffed and ran out of patience, don't have anymore pictures to share.