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Chakali - A queen of all Diwali delicacies!! I think its hardly to find anybody who doesn't like Chakali. Very crispy and savoury snack prepared all over India during Diwali time. In Maharashtra we prepare chakali by using all kinds of different pulses and we call it as Bhajani. But here its not available so here is the best easy and instant recipe fot chakali.

Preparation time : 10 mts
Cooking time : 20 mts
Serves : 4 to 6 people


  • 2 cups Rice Flour
  • 1 cup Besan / Gram Flour
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Carom seeds / Ajwayan
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 3 tsp hot Oil for dough
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Salt to taste
Instant Chakali - Rice Flour


  • First roughly crush cumin seeds and ajwayan together in to blender.
  • Heat 3 tsp oil. Take rice flour, besan, add crushed cumin and ajawayan, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, sesame seeds, salt to taste and mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Pour hot oil, mix well, now add water and start to knead the dough.
  • The consistency of the dough should be like regular chapati dough. Cover and let it sit for 30 mts.
  • Deep hand in cold water, take big enough ball from the dough and add in to chakali maker and make chakali in to desired shape.
  • Deep fry chakalis till it gets light brown color from both the sides.


  • The right consistency of dough is the most important part for this recipe.

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Comments :

No Image Mala :     28 February 2016
Thanks Madhura it seems quite straight forward.
No Image Madhura :     29 February 2016
Thank you for the comment. Happy cooking.

No Image Lisa campbell :     16 December 2015
Very good and tasty chakali.But did u forget to add salt in ingredients ?
No Image Madhura :     29 February 2016
I have updated the recipe Lisa. Thank you for the feed back. Stay tuned for more.

No Image Shweta :     9 November 2015
Very nice recipe madhura.....I have tried and results best....this is good for people those are out of India and can't get
No Image Madhura :     14 November 2015
Thank you for comment. Stay tuned for more.

No Image kishu Nagrani :     3 May 2015
Instant chakli

No Image kishu Nagrani :     3 May 2015
Tried your besan ladoos microwave method and chklis.Awesome; save a lot of time with good results. thanks

No Image Sanju Bairoliya :     24 November 2014
its amazing too quick and simple recipe

No Image Jyoti :     6 November 2014
Hi Madhura, thanks for your wonderful recipe. I tried and succeded at 100% Now, i just want to know for every chaklis can we steam before start. Would it be helpful to make as tasty as wheat chakli.

No Image nirmal :     31 October 2014

No Image jay :     25 October 2014
very good

No Image Preeti Freitas :     22 October 2014
Hi, I had tried Chaklies this Diwali but due to less oil they were very hard. Could you suggest me of some ways to reuse them. Bad start this year! Thanks and regards, Wish you a very happy Diwali! Preeti Pune rolleyes

No Image Bindu :     21 October 2014
hi, looks good, i have noticed there is no salt in this, does it not need any?

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No Image radha rajagopalan :     19 October 2014
Hi Thank you for this recipe. The chaklis were very tasty. Only problem was that I had set aside the batter for over an hour and so I had a little trouble keeping the chaklis shaped properly. Some of the batter would hold the shape, some would not. However the final product whether round or straight was very tasty!

No Image Zai :     13 October 2014
Hi Madhuraji, I made the chaklis after watching your video. My chaklis turn out to be little hard and crispy. What could me the mistake? How can I make chakli soft and crispy? Thanks.

No Image :     9 October 2014
i would like to suggest if we add half cup of poha ( flat rice) and sabo( sabudana) it would make more crispy

No Image deepika :     6 October 2014
deepika ra ji , liked ur recipe of chakli. Simple and crispy

No Image vijaya :     1 October 2014
recipe is good

No Image Ayesha :     24 September 2014
I just looooooooooove it

No Image pallavi :     17 September 2014
This recipe is awesome n simple...almost loved ur all recpies ..

No Image maria :     13 September 2014
Hi Madhura I have made instant chakali and this one, it came out beautifully. Thanks a lot

No Image Natasha :     29 June 2014
Hi Madhura, should the water be hot or lukewarm? And can I use ready made chakli flour for this recipe? Also should I steam this flour? Thanks so much. smile

No Image Praqvina Parikh :     30 March 2014
Hi Madhura I like your recipe thanks for posting I will try

No Image 788958 :     19 March 2014

No Image hii madhura ji , ... i was thinking to make chaklis for so many years but somehow could'nt make it yet ... today i opened ur site to make chaklis for d commencing holi ... ur recipie is superb!!.. everyone liked it vry much !! thanx for the proper ratio o :     11 March 2014

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No Image Deepa :     28 October 2013
Madhura can you please tell me how can I make sure what a cup size means in ml or weight or what you refer to. Appreciate a quick response

No Image Usha Shah :     16 August 2013
Dear Mahura, Can you send me the recipe for chaklis made out of steamed flour and use yellow dal to knead it. Thanks Usha
No Image Madhura :     17 August 2013
Hi Usha, Please refer below recipe. I hope this will help you.

No Image Sajjini :     1 July 2013
Hi Madhuraji, Could these chaklis be baked in a convectional microwave rather than frying them? It yes what would be method? Thanks
No Image Sajjini :     4 July 2013
Thank you very much for replying Madhura ji. Does the oven need to be pre-heated ? And how many deg Celsuis would be 400 deg F. Sorry for the many questions. Thanks
No Image Madhura :     3 July 2013
Yes, you can also bake them in oven. Bake it for 15~20 mins at 400 deg F.

No Image smruti swarup dash :     7 June 2013
one thing that makes our recepie wrong in making shev or murku chakli that the dough is not coming of of the chakhli maker althoug the dough is ready like your dough can you plz help me to find out the solution
No Image Veena lakshman :     18 August 2014
Hi Madhura, I am veena . From Sydney Australia.i really enjoy your recepie. I watched your daughters video she is very cute and lovely.
No Image Madhura :     3 July 2013
Sorry Smruti for late reply. Normally it happens if dough is so soft or so hard or not properly mixed. It definitely needs right consistency.Thanks for asking