Navratri Special ~ Chitti Budagalu – Savory Crackers



Savory snack enthusiasts will love today’s Navrati Special offering to Durga Ma. Addictively satisfying, Chitti Budagalu are adorable, tiny puffed up crisps with a hint of spice. Only 3 ingredients go into its making – urad dal aka black gram dal, rice flour and chili powder.

It does take some time to prepare but its worth the effort. Serve these crispy treats with a cup of chai and you will have your family and guests asking for seconds and thirds. :)

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Chitti Budagalu ~ Crispy Snack

Chitti Budagalu Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 40-45 mts, Soaking time: 2 hrs

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole urad dal/skinned whole black gram dal/minappappu

2 cups rice flour/biyyam pindi

1 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp ajwain/vaamu/carom seeds (optional)

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

1 Soak whole black gram dal in water for 2 hours.
2 Strain the water and grind the dal to a paste sprinkling very little water. Remove from the grinder.
3 To the ground urad dal, add rice flour, salt and chili powder, mix well. Add little water to make a smooth dough.
4 Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel and heat till piping hot. Reduce flame to medium.
5 Make very small balls from the dough. Grease two sheets or 2 small banana leaves. Place a small ball in between two greased sheets (place a small ball on the greased sheet and place the greased side down of the other sheet over the ball).
6Lightly flatten the ball using a flat spatula or tumbler. Remove the flattened dough and place on a plate. Prepare with rest of the dough and keep aside
7 Slowly drop the flattened rounds into the hot oil and cook them on medium flame. They will puff up on touching the hot oil. Fry the chitti budagalu on both sides to a golden brown color. Deep fry 8-10 budagalu per batch depending on the size of the vessel.
8 Remove the chitti budagalu onto a serving plate. Bring to room temperature and store in an air tight container. Stays fresh upto 3-4 days.

Kitchen Tips:

You can add ajwain or carom seeds for flavor. Its optional though.

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Navratri Special ~ Chitti Budagalu

Navratri Special ~ Chitti Budagalu – Savory Crackers

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 15

Main Ingredients:

  1. urad dal
  2. rice flour

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Savory snack enthusiasts will love today’s Navrati Special offering to Durga Ma. Addictively satisfying, Chitti Budagalu are adorable, tiny puffed up crisps with a hint of spice. Only 3 ingredients go into its making – urad dal aka black gram dal, rice flour and chili powder.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

80 Responses

  1. They look very tempting. Loving your Navratri recipes series.

  2. Kalachaitanya says:

    I have a bit confusion in makin the balls flat u mean that place the balls between 2 sheets and flatten it right

  3. Kalachaitanya says:

    I have a bit confusion in makin the balls flat u mean that place the balls between 2 sheets and flatten it right

  4. Kalachaitanya says:

    I have a bit confusion in makin the balls flat u mean that place the balls between 2 sheets and flatten it right

  5. Kalachaitanya says:

    I have a bit confusion in makin the balls flat u mean that place the balls between 2 sheets and flatten it right

  6. Kalachaitanya says:

    I have a bit confusion in makin the balls flat u mean that place the balls between 2 sheets and flatten it right

  7. Naina says:

    Sailu – I never heard of this snack item. I’m very excited to try it as soon as possible. Can you please tell me what’s the consistency of the dough is like? Is it like a chapati dough? If so, is ground urad dal batter used to bind the rice flour together? Please kindly respond to my query. Keep up the good work! Thank You!

    Oh! By the way, while I’m here.. one more technical glitch that I’m seeing is, for past one month or so, when I hit “www.sailusfood.com” directly from browser I see a blank page with just one message “It works!”. In order to see the recipes on your website, I’m actually going to google and type in some recipe name (I use capsicum rice) and hit the search result that takes me to your website, from there I go to “Recipes and Cooking” section at the bottom of the site to get to the latest recipes.

    Is it happening only to me or for everyone else?

    Naina

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, its like a soft chapati dough. When mixing the ground urad dal batter with rice flour, you might need to add little water, if required, to achieve a smooth soft dough.

      Sorry you are facing an issue with the site. Will look into and hopefully it should be rectified soon. Thanks for informing me, Naina. Appreciate it. :)

  8. Naina says:

    Sailu – I never heard of this snack item. I’m very excited to try it as soon as possible. Can you please tell me what’s the consistency of the dough is like? Is it like a chapati dough? If so, is ground urad dal batter used to bind the rice flour together? Please kindly respond to my query. Keep up the good work! Thank You!

    Oh! By the way, while I’m here.. one more technical glitch that I’m seeing is, for past one month or so, when I hit “www.sailusfood.com” directly from browser I see a blank page with just one message “It works!”. In order to see the recipes on your website, I’m actually going to google and type in some recipe name (I use capsicum rice) and hit the search result that takes me to your website, from there I go to “Recipes and Cooking” section at the bottom of the site to get to the latest recipes.

    Is it happening only to me or for everyone else?

    Naina

  9. Naina says:

    Sailu – I never heard of this snack item. I’m very excited to try it as soon as possible. Can you please tell me what’s the consistency of the dough is like? Is it like a chapati dough? If so, is ground urad dal batter used to bind the rice flour together? Please kindly respond to my query. Keep up the good work! Thank You!

    Oh! By the way, while I’m here.. one more technical glitch that I’m seeing is, for past one month or so, when I hit “www.sailusfood.com” directly from browser I see a blank page with just one message “It works!”. In order to see the recipes on your website, I’m actually going to google and type in some recipe name (I use capsicum rice) and hit the search result that takes me to your website, from there I go to “Recipes and Cooking” section at the bottom of the site to get to the latest recipes.

    Is it happening only to me or for everyone else?

    Naina

  10. Naina says:

    Sailu – I never heard of this snack item. I’m very excited to try it as soon as possible. Can you please tell me what’s the consistency of the dough is like? Is it like a chapati dough? If so, is ground urad dal batter used to bind the rice flour together? Please kindly respond to my query. Keep up the good work! Thank You!

    Oh! By the way, while I’m here.. one more technical glitch that I’m seeing is, for past one month or so, when I hit “www.sailusfood.com” directly from browser I see a blank page with just one message “It works!”. In order to see the recipes on your website, I’m actually going to google and type in some recipe name (I use capsicum rice) and hit the search result that takes me to your website, from there I go to “Recipes and Cooking” section at the bottom of the site to get to the latest recipes.

    Is it happening only to me or for everyone else?

    Naina

  11. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  12. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  13. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  14. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  15. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  16. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  17. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  18. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  19. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  20. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  21. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  22. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  23. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  24. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  25. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  26. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  27. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  28. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  29. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  30. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  31. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  32. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  33. Krithi says:

    This is new to me.. reminds me of pooris:)
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck

  34. Stillnotyet100 says:

    Yummy

  35. Stillnotyet100 says:

    Yummy

  36. Woww… Traditional and delicious recipe.. idi na fav snack recipe.. amma ki help chesevallam chinnappudu.. It was so much fun 😀 ..

    Chala bagunnayi :)

  37. Woww… Traditional and delicious recipe.. idi na fav snack recipe.. amma ki help chesevallam chinnappudu.. It was so much fun 😀 ..

    Chala bagunnayi :)

  38. Priya says:

    Love that fluffy snack, quite new for me.

  39. Sandhya says:

    i will try this soon sailu..Can u pls post the recipe for paneer biryani?? Also pls throw light on daily subzis too?

  40. Gita Gosavi says:

    wow…lovely lovely recipe sailu!!! i m feeling lyk grabbing dem right away!! n also thinking of preparing some chat kind of thing wid this ones if i hav any leftovers!! do u thnk dat wil wrk? :)

  41. Gita Gosavi says:

    wow…lovely lovely recipe sailu!!! i m feeling lyk grabbing dem right away!! n also thinking of preparing some chat kind of thing wid this ones if i hav any leftovers!! do u thnk dat wil wrk? :)

  42. PriyaKathiravan says:

    Hey you are awesome yaar.

  43. PriyaKathiravan says:

    Hey you are awesome yaar.

  44. PriyaKathiravan says:

    Hey you are awesome yaar.

  45. PriyaKathiravan says:

    Hey you are awesome yaar.

  46. Madhu says:

    Hi Sailu, I tried out your recipe today with equal quantity of Urad Dal Flour and Brown Rice flour and they came out crispy and fabulous.

  47. Madhu says:

    Hi Sailu, I tried out your recipe today with equal quantity of Urad Dal Flour and Brown Rice flour and they came out crispy and fabulous.

  48. Madhu says:

    Hi Sailu, I tried out your recipe today with equal quantity of Urad Dal Flour and Brown Rice flour and they came out crispy and fabulous.

  49. Satyamaithili says:

    ummmm.yame.look like puris.I will try.Thanq.

  50. Satyamaithili says:

    Sailu.Pls send me some recepies wid sweetcorn.

  51. Praveen says:

    Hi,
    This recipe seems good for children to take the snack to school where there is lot of restrictions for nut allergy etc.. Can you suggest some sweet which will be a good hit with these western children..
    Thanks
    Praveen

  52. Guest says:

    In the north, Rice and all lentils (urad dal etc) are not considered falahaar!
    Yummy looking snack anyway…
    Thanks for sharing.
    I felt like grabbing right one out of the photo :)

  53. Swati says:

    thanks a million for this recipe…my daughter loves the pani puri-puris but since she was identified as being allergic to wheat, i coudnt give them anymore. Now thanks to you, she can enjoy these puris again :)

  54. swathi says:

    can i use split urad dal instead of whole? if yes how many cups.thank u

  55. swathi says:

    can i use split urad dal instead of whole? if yes how many cups.thank u

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