Chakli / Crispy Savory Spirals / Diwali Snacks
Chakli is a deep fried savoury snacks which is spiral in shape with a spiked surface. Maharashtrian prepare this chakali with a special flour called as Bhajani which is made by roasting Rice with various lentils like Bengal Gram , Skinned and split black gram ,Split and skinned green gram, coriander and cumin seeds and then grinding it to a powder. This bhajani (flour) is added to spiced boiling water with sesame seeds and some butter. The mixture so obtained is kneaded to a dough, shaped into circular forms using a snacks maker and deep fried. Making perfect chakli needs lots of patience and practise. The temperature of oil needs to be monitored at every stage during a batch while deep frying chakli .
Sharing my mom's infallible recipe of Chakli from scratch. #diwalirecipe