Chekkalu

Chekkalu is a popular snack of AndhraPradesh,India . And here is a simple recipe and pictures shared by my sis-in law Madhavi. Try and enjoy this snack with a cup of coffee.

Ingredients:

  1. Rice flour – 1cup
  2. Fried chana dal (putani) – 1/4cup
  3. Chana dal (soaked for 30 min) – 1 tsp
  4. Green chillies  – 3
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Curry leaves – few
  7. Ajwain – 1tsp
  8. Butter – 1tsp

Method:

  • Grind the green chillies into a fine paste.
  • Grind  the fried chana dal into a smooth powder.
  • Mix all the above ingredients along with the green chilli paste into a thick dough by adding water.The consistency should be like shown in the picture  below (not too watery).

  • Make small round balls of the dough and press them on a greased plastic sheet with your fingers ,make small round sized puris(need not worry about the shape).
  • Deep fry in oil on medium flame till golden brown.

11 responses to this post.

  1. This one sounds interesting and simple! Never heard the name before 🙂

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  2. Posted by Sharmila on February 1, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Tried the recepie. I never knew this simple method of making chekkalu. I know making them using the tadi pindi. Though not that crispy but still they came out well. My son liked them.

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  3. Posted by madhoori on February 1, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Hello Dhivya,
    Thankyou for dropping by.Thats what we call in our area in AP.
    Hello Sharmila,
    Good to hear that u tried the recipe.They come real crispy if u deep fry them in medium flame.Thankyou for letting me know and trying the recipe.

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  4. Posted by santhi on March 22, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Hi,

    This is my favourite snack and my mom and grand-mom always use to make it for me. After moving to Australia, my mother no more, i always wonder how they use to make it. Im happy that i found the recipe. Thank u so much…..

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  5. Posted by madhoori on March 28, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Hello santhi,
    Good to know u liked the recipe.Hope u try and let me know.Enjoy!

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  6. Posted by niteesha on January 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    wts this ajwain in the reciepe

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  7. hey can u please give the recipe of shanghai fried rice

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  8. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will surely try this out.

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  9. Posted by ShivaNi on January 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Thanks a lot… 🙂 I have a dounbt.. can I skip adding No.2 item (Fried channa dal) and do this recipe? Please expalin.. For what we need this 2nd item? I’m asking this because I dont like that dal 😦 so ….is it ok or it may spoil the smoothness of the recipe?

    Thank You
    Wishes
    God Bless
    ShivaNi

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  10. Posted by ShivaNi on January 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Thanks a lot… I have a dounbt.. can I skip adding No.2 item (Fried channa dal) and do this recipe? Please expalin.. For what we need this 2nd item? I’m asking this because I dont like that dal so ….is it ok or it may spoil the smoothness of the recipe?

    Thank You
    Wishes
    God Bless
    ShivaNi

    Reply

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