Diwali is not complete without Chaklis . Chaklis are crispy spiral snack made from rice flour & is a perfect snack to go along with tea or coffee .
Ingredients needed for Chaklis are :
Rava / semolina – 1/2 cup
Rice Flour – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Soft Unsalted Butter – 1 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing – 1/2 tsp
Sesame Seeds – 1 tbs
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Water – 1 cup + 1/4 cup
Heat 1 cup of water in a sauce pan, once it comes to a boil, add the sooji and mix well till it becomes like a soft dough .
Bring this dough to room temperature.
Add salt, sesame seeds, butter, chili powder and asafetida to the sooji dough and mix well.
Now add in rice flour and start mixing it nicely , if you find the batter too dry, add in some water and make a soft dough.
The consistency of the dough should be soft .
Cover and let it rest for 30 mins .
Preheat the oven to 400 degree F. Take one big baking tray and line it with parchment paper or aluminium foil. Make chakari and put it in the oven to bake. Bake it for 15 minutes and then turn it around. Again bake it for around 10-15 minutes. Chakari should be a very very light brown in color. Take them out and store in airtight container.
For Deep frying
Heat oil in a frying pan. Make chakari with use of the mold and put them on paper. Put chakari in batches and fry them until golden brown, on medium slow flame. Take them out and drain out excess oil on absorbent paper. Store them in air tight container.