2 cups White Rice(preferred: Sona masuri)
1 cup Blackgram seeds / Uddina bele
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
3-4 tsp Butter/ Benne
Salt to taste
Take around 1 cup of blackgram seeds in a pan and fry it in a microwave or stove until it gives nice aroma by without adding any oil. Once it is cooled, make smooth powder by grinding it in a mixer as shown in the picture below.
Soak white rice in water for about 3-4 hrs. Grind soaked rice into smooth thick paste b adding sufficient amount of water. Add butter, salt, cumin seeds and mix them well.
Add 1 cup of blackgram seeds powder to the same vessel and mix them well. Add water if required. (Don't make the dough too thin.) Kneed the dough properly and keep it aside for about 20-30 mins.
Fill the Chakkuli maker with this dough and press into chakkuli shape in a wax paper or a plastic sheet as shown in the picture below.
Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Put pressed Chakkulis in oil and deep fry until they turn golden in color. Once they are cooled to room temperature, keep them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.