Sorakaya Chakkalu | Anapakaya Chakkalu | Bottle Gourd Snack

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Recipe prepared by Smt Mani Kumari
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

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This evening snack, sorakaya chakkalu is prepared with bottle gourd and rice flour. It is very crispy outside and smooth inside. Mrs.Mani prepared this variety snack for us. Here are the step by step instructions.

Soaking time: 3 hours
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 10 -15 Chakkalu
Main ingredients: Rice flour and bottle gourd
1 bowl measurement: 250 ml


Rice flour: 2 bowls
rice flour

Bottle gourd (sorakaya)
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Onion (ullipaya): 1 big

Green chillies (pachi mirapa): 4-5, Ginger (allam): 1-2 inches
Ginger Green Chillies 2

Bengal gram (senagapappu): 4 tbsp

Mint leaves (pudina) and coriander leaves (kothimeera): Few
Mint Leaves
Chopped coriander leaves

Curry leaves (karivepaku): Few
curry leaves

Cumin seeds (jeelakarra): 1 tbsp

Salt (uppu): 2 tbsp or as per taste

Oil (nune): To fry

Cooking butter (venna): Lemon size
Cooking Butter


Soak bengal gram for 3 hours and strain the water from it
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Step 1: Peel and grate the bottle gourd without seeds (1/2 bowl)
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Step 2: Chop the onion
onions chopped

Step 3: Blend ginger, green chillies and chopped onion into paste
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Step 4: Boil 1 & 1/2 bowl water
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Step 5: In a mixing bowl add rice flour, butter, soaked bengal gramginger-chilly-onion paste, grated bottle gourd, cumin seeds, mint leaves, coriander leaves, curry leaves and 1 & 1/2 tbsp salt
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Step 6: Add boiling water to the bowl and mix it with spatula (garita)
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When it cools down a bit, Mix it with hand, the dough should be thick (neither loose nor hard)
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Step 7: Heat little oil to fry chakkalu
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Step 8: Now make flat round shaped dough with hand
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Step 9: Now fry the dough both the sides in medium flame till golden brown colour
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Hot and tasty evening snack sorakaya chakkalu are ready to serve :)
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