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Jantikalu By Chef Rakesh Raghunathan


Jantikalu is a savoury, crispy snack that is a favourite of every household in Andhra. Chef Rakesh Raghunathan shares the recipe in detail.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

6-10 Min



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    • 1 cup roasted rice flour

    • 1 cup black gram flour

    • 1 tsp cumin seeds

    • 1 tsp white sesame

    • 3 tsp melted butter

    • salt to taste

    • water as required

    • oil for frying


  1. 1

    In a bowl mix roasted rice flour, black gram flour, white sesame.
  2. 2

    Add melted butter, salt to taste, water and mix well. Knead it into a tight dough.
  3. 3

    Grease your hands, murukku press and dough with oil and transfer the dough into the press.
  4. 4

    Drop the jantikalu on a spoon and transfer it to hot oil to fry. Fry on both sides until it turns crispy.
  5. 5

    Jantikalu is ready to serve.

Jantikalu is a traditional and classic snack from Andhra that is very easy to make. A dough is made by mixing roasted rice flour, urad dal flour (black gram flour), cumin seeds, sesame seeds and salt. This dough is then placed in a press (Murukku maker) and then press the dough directly in the pan with hot oil or press over a paper. Fry Jantikalu on low flame till it is golden brown.

This deep-fried delicacy is crunchy and super tasty. It can be stored in air-tight containers for a long time.

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