Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly
by Tarla Dalal
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This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for diabetics and weight watchers . Chaklis, the popular Indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of calories and if made in a South Indian style it makes use of high glycemic index ingredient – rice flour too.
Here's how to make them using besan (which being low in glycemic index, assists in controlling blood sugar levels) and 1 tsp of oil to near perfection by baking them in an oven. Munch on them at anytime of the day when hunger strikes.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
- Put the mixture into a chakli press and press out round swirls of the dough onto a greased baking tray, working closely from the centre to the outside of the swirls to make approximately 50 mm. (1½") diameter swirl. You will get about 25 chaklis.
- Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 30 minutes.
- Cool and store in an air-tight container.
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