Chakri

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Chakri, a favorite snack from Gujarat is enjoyed by everyone across India. There are many ways of preparing this crunchy snack and the end result is a delicious product. When I was in India and we would prepare chakris every Diwali (New years).  This year Diwali is on Nov. 4 and festival times are not complete without savory snacks to go along with the sweet ones. Chakri (AKA Chakli or Murukku) is a crispy spiral snack made from rice flour. It is perfect with tea or coffee or just by it self. Try this super easy Chakri recipe for Diwali or any other times of the year.

Ingredients:

2 cups of Rice flour

1 cup of Sour cream

2 tsp of Green chilli paste or to taste

2 tsp of Ginger paste

2 tsp of Sesame seeds

Salt as per taste

Oil for deep frying

Chakri/Sev maker machine

Method:

In a medium mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well. Adjust salt/green chilli paste as per taste. Mix well to form a soft dough using your hands. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying (on low-medium heat).

Slightly oil the Chakri maker, so dough does not stick to the machine. Place dough in lightly oiled Chakri maker using single star disc. Form Chakris in a circular pattern on a piece of foil or wax paper. They can be approx. 2-3 inches in diameter.

Once the oil is hot, carefully lift each Chakri off the foil and drop it in the oil. Chakri can be placed on a spatula and slid into the oil for safety. Fry on a medium heat, as many Chakris as will fit into the pan without overlapping each others. Once the Chakris turn light golden, flip them over and fry other side until light golden.

Remove Chakris from oil onto a paper towel lined plate. Cool completely before eating. Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag at room temperature. It makes approx. 20 Chakris. Hope you enjoy making this snack. This snack is very hard to resist when dunked in hot chai or munched on with cold drinks.

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