Traditional Aate ki Chakki ki Sabzi


You must have prepared Chapati from wheat flour, but, have you ever tried making sabzi with wheat flour? Chakki ki Sabzi can outdo any vegetarian sabzi in taste. It is a traditional Rajasthan preparation. 

So, let’s begin the preparation of Aate ki Chakki ki Sabzi!

Ingredients required for Chakki ki Sabzi:

Whole wheat flour - 4 cup
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - ¼ tsp 
Tej Patta - 1
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch 
Black Pepper - 8
Cloves - 3
Black cardamom - 1
Heeng (Asafoetida) - ½ pinch
Tomato - 2 
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - ½ inch 
Turmeric powder -  ½  tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli -  1 tsp 
Dried fenugreek leaves - 1 tbsp
Curd - ¼ cup
Salt - ½ tsp 
Carom seeds - ¼ tsp.

Aate ki Chakki ki Sabzi - Recipe Note:

It takes a bit of time and effort to make this very special Rajasthani dish, but, this dish is worth investing as your family will love the taste and you’ll have made something unique.

First, take 4 cups of whole wheat flour, and knead it. The texture of the dough should be similar to the one used for making roti and parathas. Once done kneading the dough, cover it and leave it for half an hour.

[30 minutes have passed]

Take a bigger bowl to wash the dough. Put the dough in the bowl and add enough water to make the dough submerge in it. Wash the dough by squeezing and rubbing it properly in the water. Wash it until the water becomes thick like milk. 




Once it appears to be thick, squeeze the dough and filter out the excess water from it. We have to wash the dough 4-5 times until the dough stops dissolving in the water.

Once the dough stops dissolving in the water, you will be left with pure Chakki. Place it in a sieve and press it with something heavy. This way, the extra water can be discarded. Leave the Chakki for 10 mins.

[After 10 minutes]

Make medium size pieces of Chakki. Boil 3 cups of water beforehand. Once the water starts boiling and you can see thick steam coming, add all the pieces in it. Boil the Chakki pieces for 20 min on low flame.

[After 15 minutes]

Check the pieces. They will look puffed, but you just have to turn them upside down. Cook them for another 5 mins.


[After 20 minutes]

Turn off the flame and take out the pieces on a plate. Let them cool down. Later, cut them into small pieces. You can cut them into whatever shape and size you want.

Heat a pan, add 2 tbsp oil, and fry the pieces. You can either shallow fry or deep fry them. Fry them until they turn golden brown. Once they turn golden brown and crispy from all sides, take them out on a plate.

[Prepare Gravy]

Use the remaining oil in the pan or you can add 1 more tbsp of oil in the pan (if necessary). Add ¼  tsp of jeera, 1 Tej Patta, 1-inch cinnamon, 8 black pepper, 3 cloves, 1 black cardamom, ½ pinch Hing powder (asafoetida), and add the paste of 2 tomatoes, ½  inch ginger, and 1 chilli. Mix everything properly. 

Roast the masala on low flame. When it starts to boil, add ½ tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of Kashmiri red chilli, and 1 tbsp of dried fenugreek leaves.

Suggestion: Add dried fenugreek leaves after crushing them with hands. Discard the remains of the leaves. 



Roast the masala until the oil starts to separate. When the oil starts to separate from masala, add ¼  cup of curd, keep in mind the flame should be low. 

On a low flame, cook the masala while stirring until it starts to boil. When it does, you can stop stirring. Add fresh Malai of milk.

Alternative: Use cream instead of Malai or you can skip this step. 

Tips: You can add garlic & onion paste, dry fruits, or dried coconut in the gravy if you want to.

After adding Malai, we will roast the masala for another few minutes. Later, add 1 cup of water. You can make a heavy or light gravy by adding water accordingly. Cook the gravy while stirring it. 

Add the Chakki in the gravy, ½  tsp of salt, ¼  tsp of garam masala, and mix well. Cover the pan with a lid. On low-medium flame, cook the sabzi for 6-7 minutes.

[After 6 minutes]

Garnish the sabzi with green coriander leaves. Rajasthani aate ki chakki ki sabzi is ready to be served. 

राजस्थानी चक्की की सब्जी - आज आटे की रोटी के बजाय सब्जी बनायें । Traditional Aate ki Chakki ki Sabzi

राजस्थानी चक्की की सब्जी - आज आटे की रोटी के बजाय सब्जी बनायें । Traditional Aate ki Chakki ki Sabzi



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