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Sakinalu / Chakinalu /Chuppulu or Chekkilalu (Rice Flour Snack)

Hi Friends today i coming with another homely snack recipe called "Chuppulu".Chuppulu are also know as  Chekkilalu and it is mostly famous in north part of Andhra Pradesh.I have learned this recipe from my mom.

Now coming to recipe...


Rice Flour-2 cups
Seaseme seeds(Nuwulu)-2 cups
Water-1 cup
Salt -1 tsp(as u need)
Oil for deep fry


Soak the rice in water about 8 hours. Drain the rice completely and dry it for about 30 minutes.
Grind the soaked rice into fine powder.In India usually the powder made in a mill.Here we can do it using mixie.Grind the rice and sieve the powder to remove coarser grains.Grind the coarser grains and sieve again.The end powder should be in smooth texture.
Now take the powder into a bowl and add sesame seeds,salt mix well.Then knead by adding water little by little in order to make it as smooth dough.The dough should be little bit thinner than chapathi dough.
Spread a clean cotton cloth .
Now take small amount of dough make a round shape on a cloth by rolling the dough with fingers.Roll out into the shapes as in the picture on to dry cloth.

Repeat this process with the remaining dough.Let them to dry for 1 hour.

After one hour heat the oil in a frying pan.Take with a flat shape spoon or with hand take them onto a plate.

Slowly drop them in oil a few at a time.
Once Chuppulus are floating in the oil turn them slowly.Fry them  on a medium flame until they turned into light golden colour on both sides.
Now Chuppulu are ready to eat. Can be stored in a dry container for one month.

Note: If you are not able to make it with hand then try with muruku press (choose the one with a single round hole in order to have the the shape as shown in the picture).

Put this dough into the muruku press little at a time and roll out into the shapes as in the picture on to a a dry cloth.


Swapna Sree

Hey Divya,,I have the same recipe in my blog,,This is the famous snack in Telangana region and we called it as sakinalu,,we prepare this snack during sankranthi(pongal) and also at the time of marriage to offer bride...I prepared this snack here on sankranthi,,this is one of my fav snack,,your chekkilalu looks so crispy...


Beautiful array of pictures!,, very nice and looks very good:)


Wow..you done preety hard job here!!looks so yummy and delicious..:))


hi dear,

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Siddhi S

wow divya this snack luks realy crispy n yumm...nice detailed recipe with nice step by step pics...loved it....thx for sharing

Cicily Antony

Looking very yum...loved the step by step narration...

Swapna Sree

awards waiting for u in my blog,,,plz accept them...

Daisy Blue

Looks lovely with the detailed picture..Following your blog...


Looks nice and crispy .Lot of hard work involved.


Thank u all for your lovely comments..


Not many people know this snack,its very popular in srikakulam district this my dad's favourite recipe, its really a art to do them, instead i amke chekkalu for my dad

Madhuri KA

Thanks for nice clear pictures, well explained.

Madhuri KA

Thanks for nice clear pictures, well explained.

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