August 10, 2012

Rice crackers - Chekkalu

It is Krishna Jayanthi and I was searching for some new and easy snacks, I came across this recipe. This is very similar to 'Thattai' / Elladai. But this is made with fully rice flour and no urad flour. This is super simple if you have rice flour ready at home. Just with a few ingredients, we can make this ready in no time. And it tastes fabulous and will just be finished shortly. My husband likes this even with sambhar/ curd rice. Its damn good. The only difficult part, I would say is to flatten the balls. But you can master this after the first 2 rounds.

Enjoy this great, easy snack for any evening.


Rice flour - 1 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Salt -  1 tsp / as required
Chana Dal - 1 tbsp (soaked for an hour. If you haven't soaked put it in boiling water for 10 mts)
Water - few drops
Oil - to deep fry

To grind
Green Chillies - 3
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves


Take a bowl add rice flour & salt.Mix the dry mixture.

Grind ginger,curry leaves & green chillies to a fine paste .Add this paste to the flour along with chana dal and mix well.

Add butter to the mixture and mix well as it will work as a binding agent.At this point add few drops of water.Knead the dough. Make sure not to add excess water.

Divide the dough in equal parts as desired.Make small balls out of it similar to a dumpling.Take a plastic sheet rest the dumpling on it ,cover it with the other side of the plasticsheet & press it with your palm. 

Repeat the same procedure for all dumplings. You can do this flattening parallel when you are frying.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan.Ensure that oil has reached its correct temperature; then add chekkalu slowly.Allow it to cook on medium flame .

They are ready to be served


Be careful when adding water to the dough as excess water may not give crunchy taste
Fry in medium temperature.
The dough kneaded is appropriate only when it forms uneven edges when pressed on the sheet.

I am posting this recipe for Let’s Cook #18 ~ Starters / Appetizers happening at Tickling Palate, Celebrate Month of Shravan at Spicy treats and Anu's South Indian Cooking Event #1

1 comment:

  1. Nice Rice Murukku. To Know this Recipes in Tamil Pls Visit


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