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Rava chakri

Instant rava chakli is a popular Indian deep-fried namkeen. The crispy texture, spicy flavors of this deep-fried snack ‘chakli’ makes it deliciously addictive. It is one of the simple and easy to make with rava, rice flour, and regular spices. It usually made for a festival time like Diwali, janmashtami, and pairs perfectly with some hot cup of tea (chai).

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Rava chakri

Recipe card for rava chakli

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup fine rava
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp ghee or butter
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp water or as required
  • Oil for deep frying


  • In a pan, heat a cup of water, when water comes to a boil add rava gradually and keep stirring.
  • Break the lumps and cook till it comes together like dough.
  • Add ghee (or butter) and mix well.
  • When the dough leaves the pan, switch it off and transfer it to the bowl.
  • Then add sesame seeds, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix everything together to crumbled form.
  • Add water little by little and knead stiff and soft dough.
  • now take star mould and fix it to the chakli maker. Grease the chakli maker with some oil. this prevents the dough from sticking to mould.
  • Now make a cylindrical shape out of dough and place the dough inside the maker.
  • Then tighten the lid and start preparing chaklis on the grease surface or butter paper make small spiral shape chaklis by pressing.
  • Seal the ends so that it doesn’t fall apart while deep frying.
  • Heat oil in a pan, make 3-4 chakli, and slide it into the hot oil.
  • flip the chakli and fry on medium flame till they turn crispy from both sides.
  • furthermore, drain over the wire rack to remove excess oil.
  • once all chakli cooled enjoy instant chakli or store in an airtight container for 15 days.


  • use fine rava for chakli.
  • do not add more ghee into rava.
  • cook rava till it becomes soft, non-sticky, and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • the proportion of rava and rice should be equal.
  • make stiff and smooth dough for chakli.
  • fry chakli on medium-low flame.


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