Chakli is a jar snack that evokes pleasant memories of vacations spent with cousins or friends at grandma’s place raiding the many snack jars in the pantry. Over time, many of us have almost given up on these simple pleasures due to health concerns. Here is a healthy baked version of your favourite munchie- Baked Ragi Chakli
Ragi is rich in fibre minerals and amino acids which make it a good choice for diabetics. It also has more polyphenols than the commonly used grains like rice, wheat, and corn which help control blood sugar levels. Due to its high fibre and protein content, Ragi is helpful for feeling full for a long time thus helps in weight management. Ragi is one of the few rich sources of calcium, apart from dairy products, which helps strengthen bones and teeth. The iron content in Ragi boosts haemoglobin levels, which especially helps people with anaemia. Sprouted Ragi releases Vitamin C which helps your body absorb haemoglobin too.
- 125 gms ragi flour
- 75 gms besan flour
- 2.5 gms ginger, 2.5 gms chilli
- 1 gm garlic paste
- 2.5 gms salt
- 10 ml oil
- 361 Kcal
- 6.3 grams
- 65.1 grams
- 11.3 grams
Take the dry ingredients and knead them together. Add oil and the required amount of water.
Let it become a semi-soft dough. Make two equal sizes.
Take one half of the dough into a Chakli machine.
Press out roundels of the dough. Put chaklis in a preheated oven. Temperature should be around 360°f for 15-20 minutes.
Take the other half and repeat the same process.
Let it cool, the Chakli whirls are ready to use.
Over to you:
This recipe can be an excellent option for mid meals so that one won’t have excess carbohydrate cravings during the main meals. Try including this dish for mid morning or during your tea time.