Chekkalu rice cracker
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Author tamrapalli Yield No Value
Published Apr 3, 2008 Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Recipe Type Appetizers Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Flour Standing Time 15 Minutes
Chekkalu ( in telugu) or Thattai (in Tamil) or rice cracker is an amazing festive snack. channa dal and rice flour and tastes really good. Made with rice, butter, and spiced with green chillies, ginger and curry leaves adds up flavour to the snack.
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Recipe of Chekkalu rice cracker

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Ginger 1/2 Teaspoons
Green Chillies few
Chana Dal(soaked) 1/4 Cup
Butter/Oil/Dalda 1 Tablespoons
Salt To Taste
Water few Drops
Oil To Fry
Curry Leaves few
Rice Flour 1 Cup


  1. Take a bowl add rice flour & salt.Mix the dry mixture. 
  2.  2. In a blender put ginger,curry leaves & green chillies & grind it to a fine paste .Add this paste to the flour along with chana dal.Mix well.
  3. Add butter to the mixture and mix well as it will work as a binding agent.At this point add FEW drops of water.Knead the dough.
  4. 4.Divide the dough in equal parts as desired.Make small balls out of it similar to a dumpling.Take a plastic sheet rest the dumpling on it ,cover it with the other side of the plasticsheet & press it with your palm. [Note:-The dough kneaded is appropriate only when it forms uneven edges when pressed on the sheet. ] 
  5.  5.Repeat the same procedure for all dumplings. 
  6.  6..Heat oil in a deep frying pan.Ensure that oil has reached its correct temperature & then add chekkalu slowly.Allow it to cook on medium flame . 
  7.  7. They are ready to be served.

Recipe Tips

1. Donot add excess water in the dough. 2. Avoid resting the dough for a longer time as it will bring more color to them. 3. Fry them at a medium temperature.
Posted Apr 3, 2008

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Sridhar May 12, 2013
Hello Sir, I am a great fan of your receipes. We followed your instructions and prepared the rice crackers. great taste. thank you.

Sailaja Jan 11, 2013
The details told are just amazing. This is what amateurs in cooking look for..Thank you so much dear chef for letting us know many valuable points while cooking these. Everybody cooks but cooking it right and teaching it right is the greatest boon and this is what you are doing..Congratulations for you and the team

indira Sep 14, 2012
i tried this recipie, it is amaging thank u

bhanu May 6, 2011
hi... i tried these chekkalu, taste is good but they observed so much of oil ...idont know why because... any tips.....?
thank you

Reena Oct 22, 2010
Hello Sanjaygaru,

I tried many of your receipes and I love all of them unfortunately I tried chekkalu they tasted awesome but then they became soggy after a day and its very difficult but the taste is amazing please tell me what could have gone wrong..

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