Monday, August 11, 2014

Wheat Flour Peas / Matar Chakli–Easy Chakli Recipe

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              This is first time I made these crispy and crunchy chakli without adding oil or ghee. Chakli is everyone favorite because of its crispiness and I love to making themWinking smile. This recipe is adapted from cookbook which I got it from my last India trip. Decided to try out and turn out great. Adding peas paste into flour to make flavorful and healthy chakli, I know its deep friedBe right back!! This was a successful experiment and I’am happy with the outcome. Will be surely making these very often.              



Prep Time: 10minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Makes: 12-14



Wheat flour

1 cup

Green peas (I used frozen)

1/2 cup

Green chilli paste

1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp

Sesame Seeds

1 tsp

Carom seeds

1/4 tsp


to taste


For deep frying


as required


How to make?

  • Grind peas into smooth paste without adding water.

  • Take a cotton cloth and place wheat flour in center. Tie tightly. Ina pressure cooker add 2-3 cup water at the bottom. Keep idly mould  with wheat flour bag and cover & cook. Steam around 15-20 minutes.


  • Gently take out bag and untie up. Because of pressure cooking wheat flour become hard. Using your palm crush with it or sieve it and make fine powder. In this flour add peas paste, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, carom seeds, and salt. Slowly add water.


  • Make a stiff dough, do not make smooth dough. Heat kadhai for deep frying. Meanwhile grease chakli maker from inside with little oil. Stuff the dough mixture tightly into press.


  • form a chakli shape on plastic paper or paper tissue. Apply same process with the rest chakli’s.


  • Gently lift the chakli and carefully  transfer to oil. Do not overcrowd the kadhai Deep fry them on medium flame. Cook both sides till golden in color. Take them out on a paper towel.


  • Allow them to cool down and store them in a airtight container.



Notes :

  • Stays good for 4-5 days.

  • If the chakli is breaking while making shape, take out the dough and knead by adding little water.

  • Do not oil fume while frying chakli, it will become hard outside and uncooked from inside.

  • You can use corn, spinach, avocado instead of peas.




  1. thats a good idea to add peas to the chakri dough.

  2. Perfect tea time lovely......

  3. yummy chaki.... looks delicious.... crispy...

  4. Hi Sony,
    the last time I made chakli was during diwali last year...this version is so different and new, and its come out superb! Can't wait for diwali to come by to make these snacks again.

  5. Looks really healthy & perfect! I've bookmarked this recipe. Thanks for sharing .

  6. wow peas in chakli first time.. this loos really yummy. will try ..
    i too am posting a chakli this weekend :)

  7. Great recipe...Sony...Adding green pea is new to me ...should try it soon ..

  8. very interesting and innovative recipe looks so crispy and crunchy it!

  9. Innovative and healthy tea snacks

  10. Wow!!Chaklis look crispy and yummy...wheat flour peas chakli sounds really interesting...

  11. Crispy and crunchy looking murukkus. Wonderfully prepared. That too without ghee.

  12. Very perfect and delicious cripsy chaklis.

  13. Very interesting and innovative recipe, bookmarked, I am going to try this for Krishna Jayanthi, they look so good :)

  14. Wow, very innovative, crispy and delicious..

  15. chakli looks crisp and yumm. looks very perfect.

  16. Very addictive snacks, i can happily have some.

  17. Chakli has always been one of my favorite snacks. yours look nice and crunchy. Nice idea to add green peas :)

  18. i can never ever make chakli at home :(
    Such a lovely post. This looks great in colour and texture, i am sure tasted amazing too :)

  19. This is totally new to me. but looks delicious and crispy....nice name chakli :)

  20. Chaklis look very crunchy and nice shape.

  21. A new & tasty to try this.

  22. I came again because its really tempting me..I loved the way u presented didn't see the peas on the looks so cut . I'll try this someday for sure


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