Lost Recipes – Chakki ka Saag | Jodhpuri Chakki Ki Sabji

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As we move further with time, cuisine changes with every decade, where some recipes are modified, and some get lost with time. Also, recipes that actually are an amalgamation of various cuisines are attracting foodies. There are lots of mouth-watering local dishes that haven’t been a part of our diet for a long time.

There are several recipes that have slipped from our kitchen. With time, we are drawn more towards calorie-based diets and ready-to-eat meals.

Most Indians have an emotional attachment with the kitchen, and owing to which, traditional recipes are passed on through legacy by just word of mouth, which makes food a valued inheritance.

The kings of Jodhpur were known for throwing lavish parties for their courtiers and staff that would often feature quirky culinary innovations of royal cooks. On one such occasion, a king is said to have asked his cooks to create a vegetarian dish that tasted like meat to surprise his vegetarian guests. That is when Chakki Saag – made with gluten extracted by washing the dough, then steamed, cut and put in a gravy – was born.

The process of Chakki ki Sabji is a bit lengthy but totally worth the outcome. The different thing I learnt in this recipe is that the dough is soaked and washed in water for a few hours to remove it’s starch and the leftover dough is called Chakki. Then these Chakkis are steamed or boiled in water and then fried.

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Lost Recipes – Chakki ka Saag | Jodhpuri Chakki Ki Sabji

Rajasthani chakki ki sabzi is popular Rajasthani gravy curry. Chakki is made of wheat flour-atta dough, after wash dough cut into medium size pieces steamed or boiled and deep fry them in oil. This is a unique dish, mainly prepared in Jodhpur. You can serve with roti or rice.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chakki ka saag, chakki ki sabji, jodhpuri sabji, lost recipes, rajasthani recipes, traditional recipes
Author: Bhawna Maharshi


For Chakki Dough:

  • 800 grams Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

For Chakki Ki Gravy:

  • 5 tbsp Desi Ghee
  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 1/4 tsp Hing ( Asafoetida )
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 10 Cashew Nuts
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Coconut Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Melon Seeds
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Star Aniese
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 1.5 Cups Curd Beaten
  • Salt to taste


  • Take a wheat flour and add salt.
  • Prepare a soft dough like chappati dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Soak the dough in water. Keep washing till all the loose dough gets washed off.
  • Rest in between the washing and keep changing the water.
  • Take out the dough on a seive. Wash the dough under a gentle stream of water, placing a conical strainer below. Use your fingers to rub and wash away the flour, so that only the gluten remains.
  • Collect this gluten dough to make chakki. Keep it on seive for some time.
  • Make a small balls from it. Boil these in hot boiling . You can also steam the chakkis if you want.
  • Take them out and let them dry for sometime.
  • Take 2 tbsp Ghee in a pan and shallow fry the chakkies. Keep aside.
  • Heat Ghee in a pan add Onion, Green Chilies, Ginger, Garlic Paste, Cashew Nuts and Melon Seeds.
  • Cook till the onions are soft.
  • Take out in bowl add dries coconut. Grind to a fine paste.
  • Take Ghee in a pan add Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida ( Hing ), Star Aniese, Cloves, Green Cardamom and Bay Leaf . Saute for a minute.
  • Add the grinded mixture and cook till the ghee leaves the sides.
  • Add Coriander Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Red Chillli Powder, Turmeric Powder and Salt.
  • Add Beaten Curd cook while stirring continuously . Cook till the mixture leaves the sides.
  • Add little water and adjust the consistency. Add the chakkies.
  • Cook for another 4 minutes. Add some fresh coriander leaves and sprinkle some Garam Masala Powder.
  • Add crushed Kasoori Methi.
  • Yummy Jodhpuri Chakki Ka Saag is ready to serve.


Cooking with lots of love and straight from the heart.

Bhawna Maharshi

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6 thoughts on “Lost Recipes – Chakki ka Saag | Jodhpuri Chakki Ki Sabji”

  1. Kamala jalan says:

    5 stars
    Very nice and easy to make loved it waaoooohhhh

  2. Namrah says:

    5 stars
    Somethings different and new.. surely I’ll try

  3. Meeta Burman says:

    5 stars
    Awesome dish a must try.. Being a lost dish a lot to learn abt good which we have never heard or seen.. Thnx for this lovely share.

  4. harish says:

    Excellent ma’am…….

  5. harish says:

    Awesome ma’am

  6. harish says:

    5 stars
    Thanks alot for sharing with us ma’am its really amazing 👏 .

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