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Pappu Chekkalu

This is a good tea time snack. We need rice flour to make this recipe. We can follow two methods to make this recipe. The simple one is use store bought rice flour or can use flour which is done in the flour mill. The other one may be tough and take a little more time but tastes good. 
Now I am presenting the second type of process of making chekkalu, but the first one is also the same way.

Ingredients:

Rice/Rice Flour - 1 cup
Bengal Gram - 1tbsp
Salt - to taste
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - fistful
Oil - for deep frying 

Procedure:

For Rice Flour:
Soak the rice for 8 hours. Drain the water and dry rice in the room temperature.
Grind it to a fine powder. If grinding at home, sieve and grind it repeatedly to get the finest possible powder.
If giving it in the flour mill no need to sieve, but dry the flour for a while.

Process to make Chekkalu:

Soak Bengal gram for about half an hour. Drain the water and add this to the rice flour. Add salt, red chilli powder and chopped curry leaves. Mix well.
Use deep frying pan to make chekkalu. 
Heat oil and pour one ladle full of oil in flour. Mix it well.
Add enough water to make dough. 
For pressing them we can use milk packet or plastic sheet or even oil packet will do. Empty the contents in the packet. Cut it in the center and open it. Use this for making chekkalu. It is better if we get banana leaf. 
Apply a little bit oil on it and put one small gooseberry sized dough and press it with the help of fingers. Make them into a small 2" thin discs. Make them as thin as possible.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan till smoking point. Reduce the flame to medium level. 
Drop three or four discs into the oil at once and fry them slowly. 
Be careful while frying them, fry them only in the medium flame otherwise they will burn. 
When they turn into golden brown colour. Take them out from the oil using slotted ladle. Drop them on the oil absorbent paper and allow them to cool. 
Once cooled store them in the air tight container. 

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