November 5, 2010

Butter Chakli / Benne Chakuli

Wishing you all a Very Happy Deepavali, I made this crisp chakli for this diwali, a typical benne chakuli available in any mangalore store through out the year but it gives a special feeling when made for diwali.


Rice - 2 Cups
Urad dal (Black Gram) -1 Cup
Butter - 50 gms.
Jeera - 2 Tbs
Sesame seeds (Til) – 2 Tbs.
Milk of one coconut
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry


Dry roast urad dal till light brown i.e. till it releases nice aroma in a heavy bottomed pan, let it cool and grind it into a fine powder.
Wash and soak rice of 1 hour and grind to a fine paste with coconut milk.
Lightly dry roast and crush jeera, dry roast sesame seed. 
Add powdered urad to rice paste, add jeera, sesame seed, salt and butter and kneed like chapatti dough, not too hard or too loose.
Put some dough into the chakli mould after applying little oil within the mould, press the chakli's of desired size on a plastic sheet or butter paper.
Heat oil in a deep vessel and gently lift chaklis and drop it into hot oil. Deep fry in medium flame till light golden brown. Remove, let it cool and store in air tight container.

Things to be taken care:

Chakli should be immediately made after the dough is prepared.

Carefully grate only the white part of the coconut avoiding the brown skin as it will change the colour of the coconut milk which inturn will change the colour of dough.