Whole Wheat Flour Chakli

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1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying


  1. Place the whole wheat flour in a muslin cloth.
  2. Tie it tightly.
  3. Place it in hot steamer and steam for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the flour from the muslin cloth and cool slightly, the whole wheat flour must have become hard.
  5. Break into small pieces and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the other ingredients and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  7. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  8. Take a portion of the dough and press it into a chakli “press” and cover it with the lid.
  9. Press out 50 mm. (2”) diameter round swirls of chakli onto an inverted flat board or thali, working closely from the centre to the outside to get approx. 25 chaklis.
  10. Press the chaklis very gently with the back of a flat ladle.
  11. Repeat steps 8 to 10 to make 1 more batch of 25 chaklis.
  12. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, deep fry the chaklis on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  13. Cool and store in an air-tight container.