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Chakli recipe | How to make wheat flour chakli | Instant chakli recipe

Chakli is a spiral-shaped, crispy, and melt-in-mouth tea time snack recipe. It is a traditional Indian snack recipe made during festival time. Different regions of India have made different varieties of chakli. Today I share wheat flour chakli which is popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Chakli is a deep-fried snack made with steamed wheat flour mixed, green chili paste, sesame seeds, spices, and curd. Chakli is made differently in every household some are made from rice flour, besan or maida  Here is an easy video recipe for chakli.

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Chakli recipe | How to make wheat flour chakli | Instant chakli recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dry namkeen, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour - chapatti atta
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup yogurt - curd
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


Steamed flour

  • Take 1 cup whole wheat flour (chapatti atta) in a muslin cloth and fold it.
  • Transfer to the steamer and steam it for about 20 minutes over medium heat.
  • Flour turns hard during steam cooking.
  • Transfer steamed wheat flour into a mixing jar and grind it into powder. Do not have any lumps in it.

Making chakli

  • In a mixing bowl, take wheat flour, 1 tsp green chili paste, 1 tsp sesame seeds, 1 tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, salt to taste, and 1 tsp oil. Mix well.
  • Add ¼ cup curd and 2 tbsp water kneads the semi-soft dough. If required add more curd to bind the dough.
  • Take a chakli machine with an attached star-shaped hole in a round disc.
  • Grease the chakli machine with little oil.
  • Add chakli dough to the machine and close the lid.
  • On a grease, steal plate move the chakli machine in a circular motion, first make straight strings of dough by twisting the handle and then form round shape chakli with your hand.
  • Join ends otherwise chakli will open while frying it.
  • Heat oil on medium flame. Put a small portion of dough into it, if it immediately comes to the surface without changing into brown then the oil is ready for frying.
  • Add 3-4 chakli at a time in hot foil and deep fry them until crispy and golden brown.
  • Fry from both sides evenly and remove the kitchen paper towel to absorb extra oil from it.
  • Let chakli cook at room temperature and be ready to serve.


  • Steamed wheat flour is a necessary step for making a crispy yet melt-in-mouth chakli texture.
  • Yogurt (curd) makes chakli light and softer. You can also use 3 tsp malai (milk fat) instead of yogurt.
  • Grease the chakli maker with oil and attachment of “star” disc inside. Roll chakli on butter paper or a plastic sheet.
  • Fry chakli on a medium flame for a crispy and golden brown texture. Do not fry it on high flame.
  • Cool fried chakli for at least 20 minutes before eating.
  • Chakli maker is easily available online or in any utensil shop.
  • You can store chakli in an airtight container for 15-20 days.
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