Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chakli or Murukku (Crispy savory snacks)

Chakli or Murukku

Chakli is a very common Maharashtrian snack. It is also called as Murukku in Southern India. It lasts for few weeks if stored properly in air tight container, so it is a great anytime snack.

For Chakli (25 pieces approx.)
Rice flour – 2.5 cups [Roasted]
Urad dal flour – ½ cups [Roasted]
Butter – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida powder- 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Water-1.5 cups (to make dough)
cooking oil to fry
Salt as per taste

  • Combine rice flour, urad dal flour, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, red chili powder, asafoetida powder, butter and salt.
  • Mix together well and add water very slowly to make dough. Knead well to make it like roti dough.
  • With the help of chakli press, make chaklies on a piece of wax paper, so it will be easier to transfer it to the oil. It takes some practice to make the shape.
  •   Heat cooking oil for frying the chaklis.
  •   Carefully with the help of flat spatula, transfer chaklies to the oil.
  •   Deep fry the chaklies till it is crisp and golden in color.
  •   Drain it on paper towel and let it cool down. Store it in a air tight container.
Serving Suggestions:
Enjoy Chakli with tea/coffee anytime.

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