Chakli is a savoury deep fried, spiral shaped snack prepared in India for festivals like Ganesh Chaturti and Diwali. Chakli can be prepared in many ways. This is a simple instant recipe that uses rice flour and some Indian spice powders.
  • Passive
    75 minutes
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    20 minutes
  • Servings
    18-20 Pc.


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt/curds
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/8 cup Water or buttermilk
  • Oil (for deep frying)


  • 1 In a bowl, mix the rice flour, salt and rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • 2 Now add the butter and ginger garlic paste.
  • 3 Add the curd, little by little.(I used 1/2 cup). Then add in buttermilk or water (I used buttermilk) if required to make a soft dough.(Not sticky dough). Cover the dough and keep aside for 1 hour.
  • 4 Then, take the chakli maker and spray in some oil in the inner surface of it. Put in the dough. Cover the lid of the chakli maker.
  • 5 Use a butterpaper to make the chaklis. Press the chakli maker and start from center in sprials.
  • 6 Keep going till the chakli is formed. Lightly tuck in the end of the chakli.
  • 7 Prepare chaklis till all the dough is utilized. Keep them on the paper for about 10 minutes.(So that its easy to lift them while deep frying).
  • 8 Deep fry the chaklis on low to medium heat ( as frying them on high heat will immediately give a brown color and they remain soft upon cooling up.)
  • 9 Deep fry till you get a nice golden brown color.
  • 10 Drain the chaklis on an absorbent paper towel. Allow them to cool completely.
  • 11 Store the chaklis in an airtight container. Serve whenever required and enjoy the crispy chaklis !

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