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Rice & Moong Dal Chaklis

Chaklis are circular/spiral shaped snacks which are usually made in the Western & Southern parts of India. In Gujarat, it is known as chakris and in the south it is called murukkus. It is often made during festivals like Diwali and is a favorite tea time snack of both the young and adults alike. Chaklis are made from either rice & some kind of lentils like moong dal or urad dal. It can even be made from wheat flour or all purpose flour and lentils.

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  • 3 Cups Rice Powder
  • 1 Cup Moong dal (Cooked)
  • 2 tsp Green Chili paste
  • 2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 3 tbsp warm oil
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin


  1. Wash & cook yellow moon dal. After it is mashed and cooled, add it to the rest of the ingredients and form a dough.
  2. Keep the dough covered and refrigerated about 20 minutes. Heat oil in a wok. Insert the star shaped attachment the chakli maker (chakli maker with 4 to 5 attachments are usually brass make instruments which you can buy at most Indian grocery stores).
  3. Take some of the dough mixture into the chakli maker & roll out chaklis on a clean flat surface.
  4. Fry the chaklis in hot oil golden brown.
  5. Cool & store in airtight containers.