Sunday, December 09, 2007


Chekkalu or Karapu billalu

Rice flour – 4 cups
Soaked Chenna dal – 1 cup
Green chilli, ginger and jeera (cumin seeds) paste – 1 spoon
Hot oil or ghee – 2 spoons
Curry leaves – chopped
Oil – for deep fry
Salt – to taste


1. Mix all the above ingredients in a big bowl and make it into dough.

2. Now make lemon sized balls with the dough.

3. Take a greased plastic cover and flatten the balls into circles.
4. Heat oil in the pan and deep fry the chekkalu into golden brown colour.
5. Let them cool and store them in an air tight container. They will remain fresh for more than one week. These snacks don’t absorb much oil.

Instead of green chilli paste you can use red dry chilli powder.



I too wanted to try this out for a long time...Looks crispy Vijaya

Seena said...

So you learned to manage blog in your busy schedule?, Good snack , to try it..but don't know when, list is very very long..:)

sagari said...

nice recipe have to try this

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Rak's Kitchen!

Hi Seena! It's really a good snack.

Thank you Sagari!

Happy cook said...

I have never had them. It looks good

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
I am so busy.. My son came for vacation...Looks delicious. Thanks

Daily Meals said...

Hi Happy Cook! You should try them sometime, they are very tasty and crispy.

Hi Menu Today! Thank you.