Friday, July 17, 2015

Potato Chakkuli

Potato Chakkuli is prepared using boiled potatoes and rice flour. It is something interesting that we can prepare chakkuli using many things.these days. It is not at all difficult like before.
For example in those days you need to wash rice, dry it on a thin cloth in a shade.(inside the house it self). Then roast rice and urid dal. Dry grind it or powder it and then add coconut milk. Then to prepare chakkuli. Though the process is too difficult but chakkulis were yummy to eat whole long nearly a month. My aunt (My mom's sister) used to make chakkulis in a huge amount. She needed that amount to give for the neighbours around her houses, the workers who stay near by and the people who come to our house. The chakkulis were made normally during the Gokulastami time. We really had good time eating chakkuli, going to Udupi to watch Mosaru kudike( breaking the pots full of curd or butter milk). Gokulastami is a very beautiful festival which mostly falls in August or first week of September. The rainy days are slightly decreased and the weather is just beautiful to enjoy. But those well prepared chakkulis really tasted yummy and you can keep on munch. Even now people do prepare this traditional way of Chakkulis. And there are loads of different types of chakkulis are available and prepared in our homes these days.
Let me come back from those days now.
Here is a recipe of Potato chakkuli which is very easy and quick to prepare and you can enjoy crispy chakkuli with hot cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice.

Things Needed : 

Potatoes " 2 (Medium sized)
Rice flour : 2 Cups
Sesame seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Butter : 1 Tablespoon
Chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : To taste
Chakkuli Mould  to prepare chakkuli
Oil : 2 Cups

Method :

1. Wash and pressure cook potatoes and remove the outer skin when it cools down.
2. Now put potatoes in a big bowl. Smash it nicely and add rice powder, chilly, sesame seeds, butter and salt.


3. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Add water slowly (add it little by little) and prepare dough.
4.  Kneed the dough well and divide the prepared dough in to small portions.

5. Wash chakkuli mould and place the chakkuli plate inside. Fill in a portion of prepared dough and close with top lid.

6. Keep a frying pan and heat. Add oil and heat. Let the oil be hot.
7. Take a plate and squeeze out the dough from chakkuli mould and prepare chakkulis on the plate.

8. Add these chakkulis to the hot oil and fry on both sides till they turn crisp and golden brown.

9.Now remove done chakkuli from the frying pan and put it on kitchen tissue.
10.Serve  crispy chakkuli with a cup of coffee or tea or a fruit juice

Note : 

Adding more chilly powder is optional. Adding more butter is not advisable since chakkuli may turn as powder in the oil the whole oil gets dirty. Adding more potatoes may turn the chakkuli soft. You can add little jeera along with sesame seeds.
Time : 40 minutes 
Serves : 20 to 25


  1. Looks so crispy and melt in a mouth murukkus

    1. Thank you marudhus kitchen...for the sweet comment..

  2. Looks so crispy and Yummy!I can't stop eating this :)

  3. Wow what an innovative idea Nalini. Sure will give this a try. Thank you!

    1. thanks for the beautiful comment Planet69..thanks for dropping here...


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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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