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Arti Gupta
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
30 People
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A savoury which is crispy, crunchy and an any time snack. A savoury which is attractive to look at and tasty to munch. Some people also call it Champakali !!. Refined Flour Chapatis or discs are twisted and deep fried to prepare this treat!! And they are a favourite of all age groups.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • UP
  • Frying
  • Snacks

Ingredients Serving: 30

  1. 120gms or 1 cup refined flour / Maida
  2. 2 tbsp oil
  3. tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp Chaat masala
  5. tsp carom seeds (optional)
  6. water for kneading
  7. This recipe calls for exact measurement
  8. of quantity of ingredients given above.


  1. Sieve maida in a parat/large bowl add oil, salt and carom seeds.
  2. Knead a semi stiff dough with warm water of the above ingredients.
  3. Let it rest for a while.
  4. Now divide it into 30 small button size balls.
  5. Flatten each ball into a thin disc using a rolling pin.
  6. Now make vertical cuts on these discs leaving the edges.
  7. Follow same procedure with all the discs.
  8. Start rolling from one end to the other carefully and seal the edges by pressing them or apply little water and press the last joints.
  9. Heat oil in a kadhai.
  10. Deep fry karela on medium flame till they turn brown.
  11. Once done take out from kadhai and drain excess oil.
  12. Sprinkle chaat masala over them and toss while they are still hot otherwise chaat masala will not stick to it.

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Namu Manandhar
Namu Manandhar   Oct-08-2015

sounds delicious! would love to see an image of the same :D

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