Churchkhela Recipe

Chella is composed of walnuts which are dipped in a reduced fruit juice known as “badagi”.

Step 1

Selecting The Nuts

In the art of crafting Chella, the journey begins with the careful selection of walnuts.

These must be fresh, unsalted, and of the highest quality.

This meticulous process ensures that each walnut is ready to play its part in creating the perfect Churchkhela.

Step 2

Producing the Fruit Badagi

Enter the heart of Chella's flavor—the fruit badagi.

This liquid gold is crafted by boiling fruit juice or mashed fruits until it reaches a honey-like consistency. At this stage, a touch of flour is added to further thicken the mixture.

Step 3

Dipping and Drying

Now comes the magic – the nuts are carefully dipped into the rich fruit badagi, ensuring every nook and cranny of the walnut is coated. Hung to dry on racks, the Churchkhela undergoes a sun-drying process over several days.

This slow transformation results in a deliciously chewy snack, each piece encapsulating the essence of the meticulously chosen nuts and the fruit-infused badagi.

Step 4


As the Chella reaches the final phase of the drying process, it's time to indulge.

Whether you savor it with a cup of tea or bring it along to work, school, a picnic, or a hiking trail, the traditional recipe guarantees a delightful and healthy snack.

Once the Chella is sufficiently dry, it is ready to be enjoyed by yourself and anyone you choose to share with.