Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Onion Chekkalu

Hai friends today i am coming with Onion chekkalu(Onion Rice Crackers).This  is one of the andhra tea time snack. It's a bit spicy and crispy. One day i have some onions in the fridge when i was prepareing for chekkalu i added the onions and tried it came out good and my all family and my friends loved this recipe.So want to share with u.Here is the recipe.

Rice Flour - 2 cups
Onions-1(OOps missed the onion in this pic)
Chana Dal -1/2 cup
Chilli & Ginger paste -1 Tsp
Chilli Powder -1 Tsp
Salt -1 Tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/4 tsp
Butter -2 Tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - For deep frying
Water - Enough to knead the dough


First clean the chana dal and soak this for 1 hour.
Chop the onions and keep it aside.


Take a wide bowl and add the ingredients one by one rice flour,soaked chana dal,chopped onions,chilli ginger paste,chilli powder,salt,turmeric,butter,curry leaves.
whisk it well and slowly add the water by mixing well.(Dont add too much of water)
In the mean time we have to heat the oil for deep frying.
Now make the dough into small balls. Place the small balls of dough on a flat ziploc pouch and press with the fingers or u can use the mortal and press the dough and it forms like chekkalu as shown in the pic.
Do all the dough like that when the oil gets heat add the chekkalu one by one and fry untill it changes to light brown.
Take out from the oil and place on the paper so that it absorbs excess oil.
Allow the chekkalu to cool and then store in the air tight box.This will be good for 15 days.
This we can enjoy at evening tea time.

Add required amount of onions dont add too much of onions it gives bitter taste to chekkalu.

I hope u all like the chekkalu.


  1. Happy Ugadhi vineela.. chekkalu chustene noor oorthundhi.. looks yumm.

  2. Can I come to your house .... they are so inviting and yummy

  3. Lovely combination of flavors. Looks so good. YUM! Never tried with onions...

  4. This is very tempting snack...never tried this...

  5. looks perfect and delicious dear :)

  6. Mee chekkalu chala bagunnayi vineela.. thanks for sharing :)

  7. My all time favorite snack!

  8. Perfect tea time snack , First time here you have a lovely space

  9. Nice snack Vineela
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