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Baked Indian Savoury Spirals (Vegan Baked Chakli)

Baked Indian Savoury Spirals (Vegan Baked Chakli)

 Baked Indian Savoury Spirals (Vegan Baked Chakli)

These savoury, crisp, moreish pretzel like pieces have always been my favourite snack. My mother used to make great quantities and store in large steel box to nibble on. Traditionally these are deep fried however, baking works perfectly well too!


To make them we need,

  • Gram Flour – 1/2 cup
  • Rice Flour – 1/2 cup
  • Semolina – 1/4 cup
  • Vegetable Margarine – 4 tablespoons
  • Warm Water – 1/4 cup
  • Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sesame Seeds (optional) – 1 teaspoon
  • Carom Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Sift the dry ingredients together to mix well and add the seeds and spices.
  2. Rub the margarine slowly till the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Gradually add spoonfuls of warm water kneading constantly to get a soft dough.
  4. Leave the dough to rest covered while,  the oven heats to 200 degrees Celsius on fan forced setting. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  5. Spritz out whorls of the dough straight onto the tray.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius until golden brown.

Cool the Baked Indian Savoury Spirals (Vegan Baked Chakli) completely before storing in an air tight box. Enjoy!!



I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️