BM #104 Day 19 - 

For the last 8 days in this marathon, Srivalli has planned a special theme. We have contributed a list of snacks from each state and decided on 8 states and their respective snacks. Now the deal is that each participant in this marathon has to post the same snack on each of the days.

For example, today's snack is Pappu Chekkalu from Andhra Pradesh. So each of us has to post the recipe which they have followed to make the snack. That can include variations of the same snack. I am sure we will get to see multiple versions of the snack.

The recipe I followed is the basic one which my mom uses with no bells and whistles, so to say.

Ingredients - 
Rice Flour 1 cup
Peanuts coarsely crushed handful
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Sesame seeds 1-2 tsp
Salt and Red Chili Powder as needed
Curry leaves, crushed 1-2 Tbsp
Ghee 1 Tbsp
Oil to deep fry

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, salt, red chili powder, cumin seeds, sesame seeds crushed curry leaves, crushed peanuts and mix well.

Rub in the ghee and mix the flour well until they resembles bread crumbs.

Slowly sprinkle water into the flour mixture and knead into a stiff dough. Keep it covered and make sure the dough is used up quickly. If there is still time for them to be used up, it is better to avoid mixing the dough until needed.

Pinch marble sized portions of the dough and place it on a greased plastic sheet and press it into a flat disc. I use the tortilla maker/puri press to do the job.

Keep all the prepared discs on a plastic sheet and cover it until ready to deep fry.

Meanwhile heat oil in a wok/kadai and after the oil is sufficiently hot, gently slide the discs and allow them to fry well on both the sides.

When the bubbles in the oil subside, it is an indication that they are well fried and remove them with a slotted spoon onto paper towels and continue frying the rest of them.

Upon cooling, these pappu chekkalu can be stored in an airtight container for over a month.

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Preparation Time 45 minutes
Makes 22-24
Posted by Harini R on Monday, September 23, 2019


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Awesome recipe Harini, basic is always great right. Now that I had a look at the linky tool, it looks excellent to have all the versions in one place!

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. Crispy and delicious ones with all the yummy tidbits thrown in. Nippattulo koddiga putnala pappu kooda vestaru. Adhi kooda baguntundi. I already made them twice in the past two months and my husband was just asking for one more batch to be made this week after seeing my chekkalu post. :)

  5. Beautifully done chakkalu Harini, Mom's recipes doesn't need bells and whistles. They taste yummy and bring back memories.

  6. sushma Says:
  7. Very nice Harini, chekkalu have turned out so well.

  8. Excellent chekkalu ! So so well made ! Wonderful texture and seriously I feel like picking one from the screen .

  9. Narmadha Says:
  10. Looks so delicious and tempting. You have made thin which makes it more crispy.

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