Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal

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Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for diabetics and weight watchers. Chaklis, the popular Indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of calories and if made in a South Indian style it makes use of high glycemic index ingredient – rice flour too. Here's how to make them using besan (which being low in glycemic index, assists in controlling blood sugar levels) and 1 tsp of oil to near perfection by baking them in an oven. Munch on them at anytime of the day when hunger strikes. Preparation Time: 5 minutes. Cooking Time: Nil. Serves 5. Baking Time: 35 minutes. Baking Temperature: 180°C (360°F). 1 cup besan (Bengal gram flour) ¼ cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) 2 tsp sesame seeds (til) ½ tsp chilli powder ¼ tsp asafoetida (hing) ¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi) 2 tsp hot oil 2 tsp curds (dahi) Salt to taste 1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water. 2. Put the mixture into a chakli press and press out round swirls of the dough onto a greased baking tray, working closely from the centre to the outside of the swirls to make approximately 50 mm. (1½") diameter swirl. You will get about 25 chaklis. 3. Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 30 minutes. 4. Cool and store in an air-tight container. Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving Energy 169 cal Protein 7.8 g Carbohydrates 24.6 g Fiber 5.9 g Calcium 33.4 mg Iron 2.1 mg