Apr 03

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Chegodilu – South Indian Snack recipe

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_DSC0040Chegodilu is a traditional south Indian snack recipe. This is made with rice flour and few other spices. Chegodilu have a cute ring shape which makes them popular among kids specially.






Makes – 4 Cups of Chegodilu
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins

  • Rice Flour – 1 Cup
  • Water – 1 CUp
  • Moong Dal (wash, soak in 1/4 Cup of water for 1 hr) – 1 Tbsp
  • White Sesame Seeds – 1 Tbsp
  • Oil – for deep frying + 1 tsp for making dough
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Asafoetida (hing) – generous pinch
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp


  1. Into a pan add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the falme.
  3. Add oil,moong dal,cumin seeds,asafoetida, sesame seeds, red chilli powder, salt.
  4. Add the rice flour gardually and mix well into the water. Make sure to break all the lumps.
  5. Take it off the pan and cover the pan with a lid.
  6. Rest until cool completely.
  7. Smoothen the dough ball.
  8. Take a small portion of the dough. Shape into 3 inch long and 1/4 inch thick cylinder.
  9. Join the both ends and make a circle (ring).
  10. Make a batch of rings similarly. Keep the remaining dough covered.
  11. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  12. Drop these rings one by one carefully into the oil.
  13. Fry them until they are golden and crispy.
  14. Follow step 8 to step 13 until all the dough is finished.


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  1. chd

    I tried this chegudilu but it came very soft!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why it happened like that???? Took exact measurements and followed procedure exactly.

    1. admin

      Sorry to know, but did you fry them well. Otherwise they remain soft.

  2. Anjani

    Hello Mam,
    I Like your recipes and tried. its good. But Could please update some recipes cook on Air Fryer.

    1. admin

      Will try :)

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