Monday, December 15, 2008
Chakri / Spiral wheat flour snack
Chakri- Crispy and Crunchy Spiral Wheat Flour Snacks
Chakri is a wheel shaped crunchy spicy snack made from wheat flour or rice flour. In our Gujarat all people make from wheat flour. You can have lots of fun with this one as it uses a special tool called a sev maker.
Ingredients for making Chakri:
1 big bowl wheat flour
1\2 of bowl yogurt (curd)
6 tbsp sesame seeds
4 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
5 tbsp oil for making dough
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Sev maker with star nozzle for making chakri
Method for making chakri:
Step 1: Place the wheat flour in steal vessel and cover with lid. Pure the half cup water in the pressure cooker and put the flour vessel in it and closed the cooker with top. Cook the simple flour in base of water for three whistles.
Step 2: Turn of the flame and cool at room temperature. If wheat flour is warm then it is best for making crispy chakri.
Step 3: Place this wheat flour in big bowl and rubbing smoothly with hand.
Step 4: Add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, and sesame seeds in it.
Step 5: Heat 5 tbsp oil and add the sizzling hot oil to the wheat flour or if flour is warm then add oil as it is. Mix lightly.
Step 6: Add yogurt to make stiff dough. Knead thoroughly with hand not food processor. If you need than add little water for making smooth dough.
Step 7: Take sev maker and place the dough in a sev maker, using the chakri (star) nozzle.
Step 8: Closed the sev maker tightly.
Step 9: Make long strips with the sev maker and after that make spiral on to the paper. Gently press the ends of the chakri so it is not open when we fry it. Make this type of raw chakri at least more than ten. Step 10: Heat the oil for frying. Test the oil by dropping a small piece of dough and wait for 3 or 4 seconds if it does not rise to the top then oil needs to be heated.
Step 11: Gently place the raw charki in heat oil and fry it for two minutes until light brown on the underside. Step 12: Turn in to another side and fry into middle flame for 1-2 minutes. If you are frying in low or medium flame on another sides than it’s turns into golden brown and crispy. So you can take care of it.
Step 13: Remove the cooked chakri from the oil.
Step 14: Drain on paper and fry the remaining raw chakri in the same manner. Step 15: When all the chakri have been cooled then store in an airtight jar.