Rice Atta Chaklis

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I have already put up one or two varieties of Chaklies – Maida Chaklis and MoongDal Chakli. This recipe which uses Rice Atta can be prepared either by soaking and grinding rice or using the rice atta available off the shelf. I prepared a modified verion of the usual Rice Atta Chakli where I used milk instead of water or coconut water while kneading the dough. Here goes the recipe:

What you need to have:

1. Rice Atta – 5 cups

2. All purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup

3. Dalia dal – 1 Cup

4. Cumin seeds -2 teaspoon

5. Pepper corns – 2 teaspoons

6. Butter – 1 cup

7. Sesame seeds – 4 teaspoons

8. Milk -2 and 1/2 cups


Ingredients of Rice Atta Chakli

What you do with what you have:

1. Clean up Dalia dal and powder it with pepper corns and cumin seeds to a fine consistency in the dry grinder.

2. Sieve Dalia dal powder from step 1 , Maida and rice flour toegher in the atta siever. You may have to do it 2-3 times.

3. Transfer the sieved atta mixture from above to a wide bowl and add butter, salt and sesame seeds to it and keep it pressed for about 10 -15 minutes.


Sieved Atta and salt and butter mixed

4. Add boiled and cooled milk to the atta mixture from step 3 and bring it to the consistency of chapathi dough. One can add 2 cups of milk and then gradually add the remaing milk so that the dough doesn’t stick to one’s hands at all.

11-1-2009-081 Pinched out ball & the Chakli dough

5. Pinch out the required quantity of the dough and knead it in such a way that it turns out smooth. Push the knead ball of the dough into the chakli mould.

20-11-2008-0661 Knead Chakli dough in the mould

6. Press chakli on a thick plastic sheet to get shapes and patterns as below.

11-1-2009-083 Chakli pressed on a plastic sheet

7. Place a skillet on medium flame with 4-5 cups of cooking oil in it. On heating fry chakli in batches – you may have to turn Chaklis around to ensure that both sides are fried.

On cooling store them in airtight containers.

11-1-2009-087 Ready to serve Rice atta Chakli

They remain crispy for more than 15-20 days if fried in fresh cooking oil. Serve crispy chaklis with tea or coffee for tiffin in the evening.

Number of Chaklis: 120-130 of above size

How long it takes: 2 hours

Good to remember:

1. The reason for sieving the powders is that they get mixed up well and evenly.

2. Please do not add the whole measurement of milk at once since the rice atta may not absorb all milk. Amount of milk it absorbs depends on the specific quality of Rice Atta. The consistency of the dough should be such that the dough while kneading should never be left over either on the palm or should it stick to your finger tips.

3. The reason for not adding chilli powder ( we add white pepper powder instead ) is that chaklis may turn out bitter/black if a little over-fried.


11 thoughts on “Rice Atta Chaklis

    Alka said:
    February 8, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Milk in chaklis is really new to me,but they look so crisp that i can’t be doubtful anymore 🙂

    prathibalrao responded:
    February 9, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Hi Alka,

    We can even use coconut water instead of milk with the other ingredients being the same. Do try out.

    Sugarcane Juice Chaklis « The Indian Food Court said:
    February 13, 2009 at 10:55 am

    […] Nothing fancy in terms of effort – just as any of the other Chaklis I have put up before –  Rice Atta Chakli, Moong Dal Chaklis and Maida […]

    Potato Chakli « The Indian Food Court said:
    January 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

    […] already put up a few of them like the just as any of the other Chaklis I have put up before –  Rice Atta Chakli, Moong Dal Chaklis, Maida Chaklis and Sugarcane juice chakli. Today I would like to add yet […]

    Vasatvika said:
    November 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I am not able to achieve the round shape.

    prathibalrao responded:
    November 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Hi Vastavika,

    Actually i did not get you. You have to just circulate the mould itself to the required diameter. That is it.

      Vastavika said:
      November 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Oh sorry..I did circulate the mould but it keeps breaking into small pieces.

    Vastavika said:
    November 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    By the way it tastes great. Its my 1st attempt at chakli. I added some warm dalda and it solved my problem. Thanx a ton Ma’am.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Vastavika,

      The reason to break is the dough has been hard. Do not add Dalda instead slowly sprinkle very little milk and knead the dough like we need the chapati dough till it is smooth and does not break in between when you insert the dough into the mould. I hope i have made my self clear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I invite to answer the doubts .

    Vastavika said:
    November 8, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Well I was already done with the chaklis when I read this 😦 but i’ll definitely keep this in mind the next time. Thanks a ton..Cheers:)

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 8, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Hi Vastavika,

      Thanx a lot for ur feed back and would love to hear from you soon regarding your request recipe “Shankarpoli”.

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