Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pappu chekkalu(Uppu chekkalu)


Rice flour - 4 cups
Moong dal or Chana dal - 1/2 cup(soaked)
Roasted peanuts powder - 2 tbsp
Onion -1(chopped lengthwise)
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 5
Ginger - 1"
Garlic - 4 pods
Salt to taste
Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp(optional)
Baking soda - 1 pinch
Oil for deep frying
Curry leaves(chopped)


1.Grind green chilli,ginger and garlic to smooth paste.
2.In a bowl mix rice flour,sesame seeds,cumin seeds,salt,roasted peanuts powder,grounded paste,soaked dal,chopped onion,curry leaves,baking soda with 1 1/2 cups of water to make dough.
3.Take lemon size balls out of the dough and press them with hand to size of desired(make the chekkalu on plastic paper or ziploc)
4.Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan,slide the chekkalu into oil when the oil is hot and fry till golden brown.
5.Remove and keep them on tissue paper to absorb excessoil.Allow them to cool  to become crispy and store it in air tight container.

      Serve it as evening snack.Please post ur comments on this recipe.

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