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Moong dal Chakli /1,2,3 chakli

Happy Navaratri dear readers ! Today I’m going to share an interesting recipe of chakli . There are so many varieties of chakli’s I come  across often in the food groups and other sources , the list is just endless. Everyday is a learning process and learning is never ending . I love to prepare chakli’s and my family members love home made chakli’s anytime. This time I found the recipe in a food group and it looked easy and interesting. Secondly I was inspired to prepare it when Santoshi was making it  . It tasted so good that I prepared it the same day. Stay tuned for more interesting recipes!

Recipe credit : Anita Tallur / Champa Tallur



Moong dal – 1 cup

Water -2 cups

Maida – 3 cups

Seesame seeds – 2 tbsp approx

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Salt – to taste

Coconut oil – 2cups approx or any oil


  1. Take a clean kitchen towel or muslin cloth and add maida in it.
  2. Tie it tightly and steam it in a cooker without whistle for 20 minutes.
  3. Once done , cool it  and roll it with a rolling pin .
  4. Sieve it to avoid lumps while making the dough.
  5. Pressure cook 1 cup moong dal with 2 cups of water .
  6. Cool it and grind it to a smooth paste.
  7. Add salt to taste .
  8. Mix the dal paste with maida , seesame seeds and cumin seeds.
  9. Make a soft dough.
  10. I added little water and made a soft dough.
  11. Add water only if required.
  12. Make balls and put it in the chakli press.
  13. Make chaklis.
  14. Heat coconut oil and deep fry until you get golden brown colour and chaklis turns crisp .




  • Anita Tallur says avoid adding butter.
  • See that maida is completely dry .
  • I added extra water while making the dough because while cooking the moong dal, my pressure cooker was acting funny and water had oozed out .

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About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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