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Maida Chakli

Maida Chakli

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 60


Serves 6

  • all purpose flour 1 cups

  • Ginger-Green Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

  • Sesame Seeds (til) 1 tbsp

  • Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

  • water 3/4 cups

  • Carrom seeds 1 tsp

  • salt 1 tsp

  • cumin powder 1 tsp


  • 01

    Sieve 2 cups maida, tie it in a cotton cloth and place tied maida in a small steel container.

  • 02

    Close the container with lid. Place steel container in a pressure cooker and pour water until it reaches half the height of the container. Close the lid of cooker and steam it for about 15 to 17 minutes (do not worry about number of whistles).

  • 03

    Turn off flame and let it stand for 5-7 minutes. Remove the lid of cooker and open the container. Tied maida would have been transformed into a large lump. Take it out and place in a large bowl and untie it.

  • 04

    Pound it with pestle and break it into flour like consistency.

  • 05

    Sieve again and discard all large and small lumps.

  • 06

    Add and mix black sesame seeds,carrom seeds, turmeric powder,red chilli powder, Ginger garlic paste,cumin powder 1/2 tablespoon oil and salt in sieved flour.

  • 07

    Add water as needed in small incremental quantities (2 tablespoons at a time) and prepare a smooth and soft dough (like chapati dough).

  • 08

    Take star shaped mold and fit it in the chakli maker container.

  • 09

    Fill it with prepared dough.

  • 10

    Close the container tightly with its lid. Form spirals or coils on a paper or a thick plastic sheet by twisting its handle with one hand while moving it in spiral motion using another hand.

  • 11

    Add spirals in medium hot oil and reduce the flame to low, deep fry until they turn light golden brown.

  • 12

    Drain and transfer to plate. Allow it to cool to room temperature and serve or store it in airtight container and consume within 15-20 days.



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