Pappu (Uppu) Chekkalu

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Total Time:
1.75 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 4 cups - Rice Flour
  • 1/4 cup - Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp - Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 cup - Bengal Gram (channa dal)
  • A small piece of Ginger
  • 6-7 - Green Chillies (according to taste)
  • Some Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil to deep fry

How to Make Pappu (Uppu) Chekkalu

  • Wash and soak channa dal in water for 30-60 minutes until it becomes soft.
  • Grind ginger and green chillies together into a paste. Keep aside.
  • Mix together rice flour, butter, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger-green chilli paste, soaked dal and salt into a thick paste/dough using a little water as required.
  • Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan.
  • Take small lumps of the rice flour dough and flatten into thin circles.
  • You can use your hand or a plastic sheet for doing this.
  • Carefully drop these circles into the hot oil and deep fry until they turn golden brown in colour.
  • Then remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Repeat the same process with rest of the dough.
  • Recipe courtesy: Uma Priya