Recipes · Snacks

Chakkalu (rice crispy savory snack)


Rice flour – 2 cups

Chana dal (split chickpea lentil) – 2 TBSPS

Unsalted butter – 2 TBSPS (room temp)

Ginger – 2 inches chopped

Green chili – 4 chopped

Curry leaves – 10 leaves chopped

Water as needed – 1 cup

Oil for deep frying

Salt to taste


  • Soak Chana dal in water for 30 mins.
  • In a mixing bowl, pour in rice flour & salt & mix until combined.
  • Add in softened butter & mix thoroughly.
  • Add soaked chana dal, chopped ginger, green chili & curry leaf to it.
  • Add water in 1/4th cup portions to mix everything until just combined but do not over mix (the mixture should be crumbly & should not form a ball).
  • Form 1 inch sized round shapes & press them flat on a ziplock or any plastic sheet use 1 or 2 drops of oil for pressing the dough.
  • Heat oil in wide pan or wok & fry in small batches simultaneously making the the pressed dough.
  • Cover the dough & let it not dry out.
  • Fry them for 2-3 mins until slightly brown.
  • Store them in an air tight container after they become cold & they can stay for at-least 2-3 weeks.

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