Payaswini's Recipes

1/2 cup black gram (urad dal)
2 cups rice flour
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. sesame seeds
2 tbsp. butter or ghee (melted)
1/2 tsp. asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry


Wash black gram nicely and let it allow to dry in a shady place.
In a heavy pan, fry black gram till light brown and let it cool. Grind it into a fine powder.
To this add the rice flour and remaining ingredients and mix well.
Stir in enough water to make a soft dough. With the help of chakkali press make chakkalis.
Deep fry these in hot oil till light brown.
Drain on paper towel. Store in an airtight container when cool.