Friday, October 31, 2008

Chakli or Murukku

Chakli is the most famous crunchy snack of India. I think every household has their own way of making this dish. This chakli is Marathi type version learnt from my Maharashtrian Friends

Chakali Flour


1½ cup Chana Dal

½ cup Ural Dal

2 cup white Rice

50 Grams Cumin seeds (approx 3-4 tbsp)


1.Clean dals with damp cotton cloth separately.(Chana Dal, Ural Dall).

2.Roast rice, bengal gram and black gram (each item separately) till the grains turn crisp. Do not use oil for roasting.

3.Then roast Cumin seeds until aromatic.Grind together all these items into a very fine powde

How to make chaklis

1 cup
(Chakali Flour)
1 cup water
1 tsp Asafoetida Powder
2 tsp Sesame seeds
½ tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


1) In a deep and medium saucepan, heat 1cup water. Add Asafoetida Powder, Sesame seeds, Carom Seeds, Red Chili Powder, Oil and salt. Give a nice stir. Bring the water to boil.

2) Once water starts boiling, add boil water in Chakali flourand mix vigorously.

3) After cooling, transfer the flourdough to plain surface or in the plate. Use little lukewarm water to knead the dough. Make a soft dough.

4) Grease Chakali Press utensil from inside with little oil. Stuff enough dough in it. Press and move into circular motion to make Chakali.

5) Deep fry Chakali on medium high heat, until golden. Drain and put on paper towel to remove excessive oil.

Keep Chakali in Airtight Container after cooling.

If the chaklis tend to break while making, try kneading the dough for some more time, if still it doesn’t come out well, add some more milk/water and knead again


Unknown said...

wow... looks yummy ... Crispy murukku... nice entry...

Adlak's tiny world said...

perfect murukku. looks so crispy and tasty...

Recipeswap said...

I'm loving your chaklis and Jangri recipes.

Raks said...

You have made very nice! Looks so crisp!

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venuss66 said...

Hi, Happy Diwali. Send some for me.:)) I love murukku. I like the sound 2. Take care.

Gita Jaishankar said...

The chaklis look so delicious. I have never made them before, will try out your version :)

Srikitchen said...

my all time fav snacks

raaji said...

love to make them on my own but doesnt have the presser....

Vidhya said...

murukku looks really crunchy. Love it

vandana rajesh said...

Wow u have a real treat here...mysore pak, jhangri and now chakli. Will definitely try it.

ST said...

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Chakali is my most favorite one ...Looks crispy and gorgeous..

Purva Desai said...

Chakli's look yumm and crispy....
Wishing u many Happy Returns of the day..

Usha said...

Chakli looks delicious :-)