Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Last weekend While shopping for veggies my attention went on one specific flour which i never used and saw in india .It is labled as
Rye flour.For a while i was thinking whether it contains raagi flour but rye is quite different from raagi flour.Came back and opened the pack eagerly to see the flour.Decided to make pappu chekkalu by adding rice flour from my moms advice.Mom used to make jonna roti and muruku with sorghum flour /JONNA PINDI.So,moms best idea worked well with rye flour too.My next recipe with rye flour is rye bread.Rye flour is bit sticky but adding rice flour gave the enough crispiness to pappu chekkalu.
Rye flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 cup
thai Green chillies - 5no
Ajwain seeds /Vamu ginjalu - 2 tspn
Groundnuts/Peanuts - &frac12 cup
Ghee 1 tspn
Soaked chanadal - 2tspn
Salt to taste
Enough water to make dough
Oil for frying

Grind green chillies - ajwain ,peanuts by adding 2tspn of water by using mortar pestle.Combine both flours with dalda,salt,ground mixture,soaked chana dal,water and knead into a chapathi dough.Divide dough into small balls.Heat oil in a deepfrying pan.Press the balls on a greased parchment paper into disc by greasing palm either with water or oil into &frac14 th "thickness.Drop slowly into the oil and fry both sides for a goldenbrown colour.Remove and Strain on a papertowel.Allow
Pappuchekkalu to cool and Store in an airtight container.
Had fresh veggies in hand so the taco idea came in my mind and my evening snack is ready on table with the hot cup of masala chai.
shredded Cabbage - &frac14 cup
shredded Carrot - &frac12 cup
diced tomato - &frac12 cup
chopped onion - 2 tbspn
Chopped cilantro - &frac 12 cup
diced cucumber - &frac14 cup
lemon juice - &frac12 tspn
Fresh Red chilli flakes - 4 or 5
Salt to taste
fresh veggies and pappu chekkalu
Toss well and place on pappu chekka and cover with another pappu chekka.Get ready for a delicious crunchy bite along with a sip of hot masala chai.
Pappu chekkalu sandwich with fresh vegetables ,tea


Mythreyee said...

This reminds me of the tasty crunchy spicy "set" that we used to get road side. I don't know why I did not try that. Thanks for the recipe.

Cham said...

totally different, looks very fresh :)

Rachel said...

that's an innovative one!

Revathi said...

Chekkalu with Rye !! Awesome innovation..

sandhya said...

very innovative.... the chekkalu looks so crunchy... thanks for sharing it..

bee said...

rye is one of our favourite flours. what a great way to use it!!

DEEPA said...

very different one lady ...i have book marked it ...Thks a lot for the recipe

Sarada said...

Great way to use Rye Flour. I will try it out.

mitr_bayarea said...


Thanks for sharing the rye flour recipe, will try it sometime soon.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Very tempting! Nice recipe!! :)

Vineela said...

thank you all for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

hi i tried this recipe but it was kinda elastic but not crispie....don't know wht went wrong .....can u suggest