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Oct 22, 2009

Pappu (Uppu) Chekkalu

Pappu (Uppu) Chekkalu

This is a traditional and delicious snack. I prepared these during Deepavali along with the Payasam. These are very simple and easy to prepare. 

  • 4 cups Rice Flour
  • ¼ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ cup Bengal Gram (Pachi Senagapappu, Chana Daal)
  • A small piece of Ginger
  • 6-7 Green Chilies (adjust according to taste)
  • Some Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Wash and soak chana dal in water for 30-60 minutes until it becomes soft.
  2. Grind ginger and green chilies together into a paste. Keep aside.
  3. Mix together rice flour + butter + cumin seeds + curry leaves + ginger-green chili paste + soaked dal + salt into a thick paste/dough using a little water as required.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep-bottomed pan. 
  5. Take small lumps of the rice flour dough and flatten into thin circles. 
  6. You can use your hand or a plastic sheet for doing this. I used Ziploc bag for this purpose.
  7. Carefully drop these circles into the hot oil and deep fry until they turn golden brown in color. 
  8. Then remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil. 
  9. Repeat the same process with remaining dough.
  10. Enjoy these yummy pappu chekkalu any time.

Pappu (Uppu) Chekkalu


prasu said... [Reply]

Chekkalu are crispy and yummy dear...please collect ur awards fro my blog.

Usha said... [Reply]

Looks delicious. Belated Diwali wishes to you and your family !

ST said... [Reply]

An Award is waiting for u at my blog:)

Chekkalu looks perfect and adorable...

Padma said... [Reply]

They looks so crispy and yummy Uma and your new header looks too good :)

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Very crispy....nice tea time snack

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Chekkalu looks prefect and crispy Uma!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks so crispy & crunchy.

Shri said... [Reply]

They look delicious, Uma!

Cham said... [Reply]

Just want to grab ur chekkalu. We love them :) Beautiful pic!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks crispy and crunchy..Perfect for tea time uma..Nice click.

Vibaas said... [Reply]

very tempting :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

yummy snack..would love with some tea..

Raks said... [Reply]

Has come out too good! I should make this for next diwali! Wonderful pictures Uma!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Thattai looks crispy and perfect! Nice color Uma! Yummy snack!

Tina said... [Reply]

Its a new recipe to me. Crunchy and yummy.

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Nice pics uma especially the second one..Lovely snack with tea..

Rekha said... [Reply]

These look delicious, mom make these though I havent tried them yet...

Homecooked said... [Reply]

Looks like a yummy snack!

jayasree said... [Reply]

We call this thattai. Your recipe is different. i would like to try this sometime. i have tasted these kind when bought from shop.

Vrinda said... [Reply]

Delicious and crispy snack...nice clicks...

Archy said... [Reply]

crispy snack.. very nice pictures !!

Chitra said... [Reply]

wow, see the color...mine always turns a bit brownn.will try with ur ingredients next time..

Finla said... [Reply]

I have never had this, looks crunchy delish.

Urmi said... [Reply]

Looks very nice, delicious and crispy. Lovely dish.

Raje said... [Reply]

Pappuchakkau look so crispy and Yumm Uma! Like your new template dear!

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