chekkalu recipe | pappu chekkalu | andhra style spice rice cracker

chekkalu recipe | pappu chekkalu | andhra style spice rice cracker with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional andhra style or telugu cuisine snack made with rice flour and soaked chana dal. it is a unique deep fried snack recipe made especially during a festival celebration like diwali. the recipe is simple to make but can be an overwhelming experience, particularly in deep frying and rolling to shapes.chekkalu recipechekkalu recipe | pappu chekkalu | andhra style spice rice cracker with step by step photo and video recipe. south indian recipes are generally famous for its dessert and healthy breakfast recipes. having said that, there are certain snack recipes which are made for festival and occasions. one such deep-fried snack is pappu chekkalu recipe, known for its spicy taste and for its crispiness.

i have great exposure to vegetarian andhra style dishes or telugu cuisine as my mother had a brief history with guntur, andhra pradesh. having said that, chekkalu recipe was very new to me and i came across this recipe only when my husband got this to me from his office colleague. my first impression was very ordinary and my presumption was just another snack recipe. but it was immediately corrected with the first bite of this. it was full of flavour with pepper and more importantly, i just loved the crispiness of this snack. without any further due, i was hungry for the recipe and made sure to seek it from my husbands colleague. in this attempt, i have almost attained the same crisp and spice level, but lesser spice and less savoury. alternatively, you can add more pepper and salt to make it a lip-smacking spicy savoury snack.

pappu chekkalu

there aren’t much tips and suggestions for chekkalu recipe, yet i would like to highlight few to make it a perfect one. firstly, the dough has to be prepared with as much as less water with small batches added in intervals. with more water, the chakkalu may absorb more oil while deep frying and also may turn less crisp. secondly, deep fry these discs in a low to medium flame for an ultra crisp texture. do not compromise and fry these in high flame. it can be tiring and overwhelming experience, but keep your patience for a crisp chakkalu. lastly, store these snack in an airtight container in a dry place for a longer shelf life.

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chekkalu recipe | pappu chekkalu | andhra style spice rice cracker

4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 25 pieces
Course: Snack
Cuisine: andhra
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easy chekkalu recipe | pappu chekkalu | andhra style spice rice cracker

Ingredients

  • 2 cup rice flour, fine
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp sesame / til
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 chilli
  • handful curry leaves
  • ¼ cup chana dal, soaked 1 hour
  • water to knead
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 2 cup rice flour, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp sesame, pinch hing and ½ tsp salt.
  • add 1 tbsp butter and mix well. crumble and mix until the flour turns moist.
  • add crushed curry leaves, chilli and ginger mixture to flour.
  • also add ¼ cup chana dal (soaked for 1 hour).
  • mix well making sure all the spices are combined well.
  • furthermore add water as required and knead to smooth and soft dough.
  • now grease the butter paper with oil. alternatively use plastic sheet or banana leaf.
  • pinch a small ball sized dough.
  • further, flatten over greased butter paper.
  • press gently, forming a slightly thin disk.
  • peel the chekkalu gently, and deep fry on medium hot oil.
  • make sure to flip over and fry both sides on low to medium flame.
  • fry until the chekkalu turns crisp and slightly golden. takes approximately 10 minutes.
  • drain off over kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
  • finally, store chekkalu in an airtight container and enjoy for a month.
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how to make pappu chekkalu with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 2 cup rice flour, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp sesame, pinch hing and ½ tsp salt.
    chekkalu recipe
  2. add 1 tbsp butter and mix well. crumble and mix until the flour turns moist.
    chekkalu recipe
  3. in a small blender take 1 inch ginger, 1 chilli and handful curry leaves.
    chekkalu recipe
  4. blend to coarse paste without adding water.
    chekkalu recipe
  5. transfer the curry leaves mixture to flour.
    chekkalu recipe
  6. also add ¼ cup chana dal (soaked for 1 hour).
    pappu chekkalu
  7. mix well making sure all the spices are combined well.
    pappu chekkalu
  8. furthermore add water as required and knead to smooth and soft dough.
    pappu chekkalu
  9. now grease the butter paper with oil. alternatively use plastic sheet or banana leaf.
    pappu chekkalu
  10. pinch a small ball sized dough. further, flatten over greased butter paper.
    andhra style spice rice cracker
  11. press gently, forming a slightly thin disk.
    andhra style spice rice cracker
  12. peel the chekkalu gently, and deep fry on medium hot oil.
    andhra style spice rice cracker
  13. make sure to flip over and fry both sides on low to medium flame.
    chekkalu recipe
  14. fry until the chekkalu turns crisp and slightly golden. takes approximately 10 minutes.
    andhra style spice rice cracker
  15. drain off over kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
    chekkalu recipe
  16. finally, store chekkalu in an airtight container and enjoy for a month.
    pappu chekkalu

notes:

  • firstly, do not overcrowd the chekkalu while frying. make sure to drop one by one without breaking.
  • also, increase the amount of pepper of you do not like spice of chilli.
  • additionally, add soaked moong dal along with soaked chana dal for a variation.
  • finally, chekkalu recipe tastes great when prepared spicy and crispy.
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