Chakli for Lord Ganesha

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just as little Krishna loves fried snacks, Ganesha loves good food too :) which is why a whole lot of sweets & savouries are made for Ganesh Chaturthi. 

My MIL made a huge batch of Chaklis this morning & I took a few pictures before they are stored away so that no one can eat them before it is offered to the Lord. So these yummy Chaklis are for Lord Ganesha.


There are tons of recipes for making Chaklis. A few use Maida or All purpose flour, whereas a few use  besan & rice flour, The one that I've made uses Rice flour & Urad dal in a proportion of 4:1. The rice flour along with melted butter lends a crisp texture to the chaklis while the urad dal adds a very yummy taste.

You Will Need:
  • 4 cups Rice flour
  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 2 1/2 tbsp melted butter
  • salt as per taste
  • A bit of Hing
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Oil for deep frying

How To:
  • Pressure cook urad dal until mushy. allow it to cool & knead into a smooth paste.
  • In a large bowl, sift rice flour, add melted butter, Hing, cumin seeds, salt & Urad dal paste.
  • Add very little water & knead into a smooth stiff dough.
  • Fix the 1 star attachment into the chakli maker. Take a small amount of dough & place it inside the chakli maker. Press the dough on a plastic sheet & as you press the dough, rotate the chakli maker round & round until it forms a circle. It should form a medium sized circle..
  • Transfer the chaklis from the plastic sheet to your hands & carefully drop them in hot oil.
  • Fry 3 - 4 chaklis at a time. Fry until it turns slightly golden in color.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon & dry on paper towels. Allow it to cool & store in air tight jars.
Enjoi them with a hot cup of Coffee ...

Hope you guys have a great time celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi ..

This goes to Anjali's place for the event for Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

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