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Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Rice crackers/Pappu Chekkalu /Tea time snacks Recipe

Cuisine: Andhra/Tealngana /South indian 

This recipe is very simple and very easy recipe (hardly 3 steps) just mix it and fry it ..:-) and enjoy it at Tea time or TV Time .with .Minimum ingradients I bet you will make all your family happy,remember 

The Best way to reach the Heart is through Stamoch..

Main Ingredients:

1 cup rice flour

1 cup water

3/4 tsp red chilli pwd or green chilli paste

1/4 tsp asafoetida/inguva/hing

salt to taste

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 1/2 tbsps channa dal (soak in water for an hour and drain)

1 tsp ghee or butter (optional)

roughly torn few curry leaves (optional)

oil for deep frying


1) Take a bowl or plate and combine Rice flour salt,redchilli powder and Asafoetida  and curry leavesand mix well ,keep aside 


1 Bring a cup of water to boil. Add salt, red chilli pwd, asafoetida and rice flour  combine mix. stir slightly ,Place lid and turn of heat. Leave aside to cool.

2 Once cool, add cumin seeds, channa dal and butter to the rice flour mixture and combine well. Test the dough for salt before deep-frying.

3 Heat a wide heavy bottomed vessel with enough oil for deep frying. 

4)Take a small lemon sized ball of the dough, place on an oiled plastic sheet or banana leaf and using your fingers shape into a 2″ circle. you can use roti belan /roller Use a fork or knife to make small dents all over the Rice Crackers/chekkalu so that they don’t puff up when deep frying.

4 Once the oil is hot, slowly peel the shaped chekkalu off the plastic sheet and slide into the hot oil. Based on the size of vessel and amount of oil, you can deep fry a batch of 5-8 /Rice Crackers chekkalu. Don’t crowd the vessel with too many Rice Crackers/chekkalu. Reduce flame to medium and deep fry the chekkalu to a golden colour. Remember the frying has to be done on medium flame to achieve that golden color and crispness.

5 When the chekkalu turn a golden color use a slotted ladle to remove onto an absorbent paper and cool. Repeat the same process till the rest of the dough is done. Cool completely before storing in an air tight metallic container.

Note :

you may add green chilli finely chopped or mint leaves finely chopped for extra effects :-)


Hii  Friends 

I Hope you have learned another veggie delight in your kitchen today,I request you to try and make your family,friends happy with this tasty dish. I also request to share the recipe in face book or google plus with near and dear ones so that they too learn this simple and easy recipe.

as I strongly believe in "world is one family - Vasideva kutumbakam (in sanskrit language)


Have a great Day !!!

Best Regards


Chef Mohan