Take Two ~ Shilpa’s Moong Dal Chaklis

ingredients for moong dal chaklis
ingredients for Shilpa’s Moong Dal Chaklis

chakli dough
dough ready for the press

Thanks to everyone who told me how you’re *really* supposed to make the lovely spiral shaped chaklis… I followed the advice!

spirals ready to fry

I tried again with Shilpa’s recipe for Moong Dal Chaklis.
This time they came out great – thanks for the fabulous recipe, Shilpa!

shilpa's moong dal chaklis
more crispy chaklis

A couple of notes on this — Shilpa’s recipe called for cumin seeds — I used cumin powder as the first time, I think I burned the seeds. I also added a little chili powder. I steamed the flour in untreated coffee filters — that worked really well and no mess to clean up!



  1. shilpa said

    Wow…good to know you liked the chaklis. Thanks for linking me :D. Your chaklis look lovely.

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe and tips, Shilpa πŸ™‚

  2. Nabeela said

    wow…you don’t give up easily…unlike me . Those chaklis looks wonderful!
    I made an orange sponge cake last night that collapsed and I blackmarked the recipe to NEVER try again πŸ™‚

    Nabeela… you’re turning into baking godess like Archana! I’m sure you’ll master orange sponge cake, too πŸ™‚

  3. Vaishali said

    Wonderful looking Chaklis, Linda. As Nabeela has already said, you don’t seem to give up easily. I wish I had some of the perseverence and patience that you have.

    Thanks Vaishali… I’m only patient in the kitchen…and even there only *sometimes* πŸ™‚

  4. hey linda….the chaklis are tempting and looks crunchy.. appreciate ur patience…

    Hi Maneka — thank you! πŸ™‚

  5. Asha said

    Good looking chaklis ! That’s my motto, try and try again πŸ™‚ Great job! and thanks for giving credit to Shilpa too, not many people do that!!

    Btw, Cafe Du Monde is our fav. too! Take a look at my Food MEME!! Thanks..

    Got to give credit where credit is due, right Asha? πŸ™‚ Just saw your food meme — very nice choices!

  6. Linda, try try & try till u succeed isin’t linda? great linda,the chakli’s look perfect….

    Thank you, Sudha πŸ™‚

  7. Arjuna said

    Wow Linda you are a pro at chakli making now πŸ™‚

    It must have been watching TV that did the trick, Arjuna πŸ˜‰

  8. krithika said

    You have some patience Linda. Wow !! your chaklis look fabulous ! I really have to try this now πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Krithika — it was really worth the effort πŸ™‚

  9. Archana said

    Claps for you Linda… You did a super good job.

    Thank you Archana! But now I am wanting to fry up that fried dough on your blog………………….. πŸ™‚

  10. Sushma said

    Your chaklis looks very tempting. Liked your spirit “Never give up ” πŸ™‚

    Best Regards

    Hello Sushma, thank you for your kind words. Yep, “never say never” works for me… most of the time at least! πŸ™‚

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