chekkalu recipe | pappu chekkalu | andhra style spice rice cracker
easy chekkalu recipe | pappu chekkalu | andhra style spice rice cracker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25 pieces
- 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
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.