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Sweet Chakli For Diwali

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These sweet chaklis should be a part of the Diwali snack assortment. It is a very popular Gujarati, Maharastrian and Andhra crispy fried snack made during the festive season. There are many variations but these ones made of rice flour and jaggery are the very best. Chakli can also be prepared using boiled rice and coconut milk.
Ingredients
  Rice flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Melted ghee 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Clarified Butter)
  Moong dal 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked
  Puffed rice/Poha 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Jaggery 5 Cup (80 tbs), grated
  Coconut milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cardamom powder 1 Teaspoon
  Mixed nuts/Sesame seeds 2 Teaspoon, sliced
  Grated nutmeg 1 Pinch (A big pinch)
  Ghee/Oil 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (for deep frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash the puffed rice and squeeze dry.

MAKING
2. In a large pan, dissolve the jaggery in coconut milk over a low heat. Take pan off the stove and let the mixture cool slightly.
3. In a large basin, mix together the remaining ingredients..
4. Add enough jaggery-milk to bind the flour mixture into a soft dough.
5. Spoon the dough into a chakali mold. You can use a piping bag if you don’t have one.
6. In a large work or deep fat fryer, heat enough ghee for deep frying to smoking.
7. Lower the heat and press the dough through the chakali mould into the sizzling ghee.
8. Deep fry over a slow fire till crisp and almond-coloured.
9. Drain the chaklis on paper toweling and let them cool and harden.
10. Store in airtight tins.

SERVING
11. Enjoy them as a tea time snack, distribute them to your neighbors and serve them to your guests during Diwali!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
North Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
Diwali
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Story
Sweets and snacks are an integral part in Diwali celebration and though I am not a Hindu, I eagerly wait for Diwali as it it the time when my dear neighbor, Mamta aunty (her name totally fits her nature) sends us a large air-tight container (tuck box) full of sweet treats and snacks that are traditionally prepared for Diwali in all Hindu homes across the country. These are made with a lot of love and patience and sent to all the homes in the building. She also politely invites us to her home for a re-fill! Out of the assortment of sweet and savory Diwali snacks, the sweet chakli is one of my very favorite. They are slightly sweet and very crispy. I remember fighting with my sister for them when we were younger, and hiding my share in a secret place to be enjoyed at leisure! I asked Mamta auty to share her recipe with me and she graciously obliged. Though I have never tried to make them myself, I can assure you that this recipe is of the best sweet chaklis you have ever had.
Subtitle: 
Godi Chakli

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