Achari Chakri (Pickle flavored Spiral Snack)

Chakri/ Chakli is a popular delicacy of Gujarat (western State of India). But here I have presented a totally different form of chakri which differs all in its ingredients. It is a variant of Gujarati Chakri. I have used my own ingredients and invented a new dish called Achari Chakri. It has got pickling spices and gram flour/chickpea flour instead of rice flour, plain flour, chickpea flour and few other spices used in Gujarati chakri.

I applied my imaginative knack of brain and tried to concoct some dish similar to it. It afforded me a thought of combining pickling spices in the base of Chakri that would be of Chickpea flour. I have added baking powder to provide it extra lightness and puffiness.

My efforts of being innovative worked and came out worth when the dish was appreciated by my family. Its best felicitation, you get when your family cherishes your endeavors and gets delighted by your flavors that you create.

You make your own, cherish and get cherished. By the time try this recipe and enjoy a new delicious flavor i.e. light, crunchy, tangy & flavorsome pickled tang.

Achari Chakri
Achari Chakri


Time Taken- For Preparation- 10 min

                       For Cooking- 15 min

Servings/ Yield- 17-20 Chakris

Category- Appetizer/ Snacks


Gram flour/Chickpea flour- 2 cups

Achari Masala- 1½ tsp

Dry mango Powder- ½ tsp

Turmeric- ¼ tsp

Baking Powder- 1½ tsp

Oil- 2 tsp +for deep frying

Salt- to taste

For Achari Masala-

Fennel seeds- 2 tbsp

Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tbsp

Onion seeds- 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds- ¼ tbsp

Rye- ¼ tbsp

Coriander seeds- 2 tsp

Turmeric-1 tsp

Grind all above ingredients to a fine powder.This will make approx 100-150g of Achari masala Powder, from this take only 1½ tsp of achari masala for this recipe, rest you can use in other dishes and pickling otherwise for less adjust accordingly.

Steps to Follow-

  1. Mix achari masala, turmeric, salt, oil and baking powder into gram flour.
  2. Prepare dough like mixture slowly adding water to it (no need to knead like smooth dough but same as semi dry paste).
  3. Take this Mould, insert the starred blade at the base, fill the mixture in this instrument, seal the opening with cover and start rotating its upper handle.
  4. Shape the dropping out mixture in a continuous multi ringed round structure (Spiral). Likewise make other similar structures with whole mixture.

     Achari Chakri (Pickled Spiral Snack)

  5. Heat oil in a wok, transfer these chakris to the wok carefully and light handedly (rub some oil on fingers to transfer easily without sticking and breaking the spirals). Deep fry 4-5 together on medium to low flame and let them cook slowly until golden brown and get thoroughly cooked (turn chakris when they get cooked on base side otherwise turning will break them)
  6. Serve hot with sauce or chutney.

    Achari Chakri
    Achari Chakri

You can make it in bulk and store in air-tights for 3-4 days. But they are best and crunchy as fresh because they are of gram flour only. They turn a bit soft after some time of storage but if you add small amount of rice flour, it will be crunchy for long time during storage of few days.

Enjoy them as anytime snacks

Note- You can try one variation that can work even better. Here for base mixture take 1½ cup gram flour+ ½ cup rice flour+1 tbsp semolina. Give a try for this base and tell me how it comes out.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Shilpi K says:

    Slightly Different way of making Chaklis, loved your version, Nice work Shobhnaa.

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you for appreciating the difference I tried. I am glad you liked.

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    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you.You are welcome here over and over again.

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