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Chakris - Appetizers (Veg)
Makes about 2 pounds of chakris
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rice flour crispy and savory pinwheels enjoyed as an Indian snack
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • ½ cup refined flour (maida)
  • 1 stick/4 oz butter
  • 1 tsp ginger–green chili paste
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1½ cups buttermilk (½ cup plain yogurt mixed with 1 cup water)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 16 oz oil for frying
  • In a mixing bowl combine butter, ginger green chili paste, salt, red chili powder, turmeric and cumin seed. Add the rice flour and refined flour mix together and pour the butter milk to knead a soft dough, yet firm dough. Keep aside.
  • Use the chakris maker (available at Indian stores) ,turn the handle like lever ,anticlockwise to open a cylinder like shaped container and place a small portion of the chakri dough, close it clockwise and rotate to pipe out circular shaped chakri’s onto a parchment paper, by using a star like shaped disc’s that comes with the chakri maker. Again rotate handle anticlockwise to prevent dough from coming out.
  • Heat the oil in a fryer and carefully lift each chakri using a flat spatula and deep-fry on medium heat till it gets a light golden color, flip and fry on other side too. Remove chakri from oil and store in air tight container.
  • Enjoy this snack with hot tea or coffee or just as a snack.