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Spinach Chakli

spinach chakli
When my children were growing up, I frequently made chaklis and other deep fried dishes. After they moved out to go to college, I hardly made any deep fried dishes. Sometimes we buy ready made munchies to eat with evening tea. At Kumta, we get chaklies of many different varieties. One of our favorite is Spinach chakli. When we were visiting Shilpa and her family in March, we thought of trying to make these at home. They came out so well and tasty. I made a big batch of chaklis before leaving for India.

Ingredients:
4 cups (approx) or 1/2 lb baby spinach
2 tbl spns urad dal
4 cups rice flour
1 tea spn white sesame seeds
2 tbl spn (approx) water
6 tbl spn butter
1 tea spn cumin seeds
Oil
Salt

Method:
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Roast urad dal till it is brownish. Make a smooth powder.
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Grind spinach with minimum amount of water(approx 2 tbl spns) to a smooth paste.
Now mix the paste with all other ingredients(except oil) to a dough.
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Make chaklis using the chakli press.
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Deep fry chaklis.
Store in a air tight container.

PS: First time we tried, we used more butter. Everyone loved the texture and taste but they were breaking very easily. Next time we tried, we used less butter and they were harder but still very good. So use between 1/4 cup(4 tbl spn) to 1/2 cup(8tbl spn) butter based on your liking.

spinach chakli

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{ 5 comments… add one }

  • Roopa July 20, 2014, 11:08 pm

    these chakli look so yummy !!!

  • Soma Pradhan July 21, 2014, 4:46 am

    Chaklis are my fav deep fried stuff but I hardly make deep fried stuff at home as I am not good at re-using oil and it goes waste.

    These Chaklis look super yummy and crisp. The color is forcing me to try them at home

  • Pushpa Otiv July 22, 2014, 1:35 am

    The chaklis look yummy , can they be bake , if so at what temp & for how long
    Thanks
    Pushpa

    • Shilpa July 23, 2014, 12:53 pm

      Never tried baking chaklis Pushpa

  • Manpreet Kaur July 25, 2014, 12:56 am

    The recipe seems quite simple and tasty..
    I visited your blog to get an idea about how food blogging is actually done and I must say you have impressed me and inspired me. The way you posted this recipe with pictures of almost all steps in the cooking procedure is really awesome. That’s how recipes should actually be posted over the internet.
    Thanks for such a nice post. I am going to get back once I prepare this dish. :)

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