- 2 cups rice flour
- 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
- 1/4 cup urad dal flour
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Oil for frying
- In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, besan, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, ajwain, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well to combine.
- Add the melted butter to the flour mixture and mix well until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Gradually add water and knead into a smooth dough. The dough should be neither too hard nor too soft.
- Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into long, thin tubes.
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
- Place the dough tubes into a chakli press or a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle.
- Gently press out the dough tubes into the hot oil in a circular motion, forming small spirals. Fry until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the chaklis using a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
- Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
- Allow the chaklis to cool down completely before storing them in an airtight container.
- Serve the crispy and spicy Chaklis as a snack with your favorite chutney or sauce.
Note: You can add other spices like garlic powder, black pepper, or chaat masala to the dough to give it more flavor. You can also use a combination of rice flour and gram flour instead of adding urad dal flour.