Bhajani for chakli recipe (flour mix for preparing chakli) - Today I am posting the recipe of traditional bhajani for chakli, which is a traditional savoury of Maharashtra. Chakli is a savoury snack usually prepared during diwali. Every house hold is making chakli or murukku for the festival with their own version. Bhajani in Marathi means roasted flour. This flour is prepared out of rice, roasted chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds. This flour is durable and you can store it for a couple of months and can be used as and when required. As a variation for having a different taste, you can add roasted ajwain, chilli powder and sesame seeds to the flour while preparing chakli.
12 cups rice / tandul / akki
6 cups gram dal / chana dal
3 cups split black grams / urad dal
1/2 cup cumin seeds / jeera
Wash the rice thoroughly and drain. Spread a cloth under shadow and spread this drained rice on it. Keep it till the rice become very dry. I dried the rice for 2 days.
Bhajani for chakli recipe with step by step pictures
Heat a pan, roast the chana dal until crisp and light golden colour.
Roast it in two batches for the better result. Transfer the chana dal to a large plate. Allow to cool
In the same pan, add the urad dal and roast till they turn to light brown colour and aromatic.
In the same pan, just warm the rice and switch off the flame. Roast the rice in 3 - 4 batches.
In another small pan roast the jeera until aromatic.
Mix the rice, chana dal, urad dal and jeera together. Allow them to cool.
Then, grind it to a fine powder to make bhajani. Store this bhajani in an airtight container. Make delicious chakli as and when required.