Murukku also known as Chakli is a savoury snack item. Its a deep fried item which can be made using a Murukku Maker. Chakli is mainly made during festivals or any special occasions but the method below is the quickest way to enjoy Murukku/Chakli with hot Tea on a wet day. As these can be stored for few weeks, this is a perfect home made snack on trips/tours ;)
Rice Flour - 2 Cups
| || Urad Dal Flour - 2 tsp|| |
| || Butter melted - 2 tsp|| |
| || Salt - ½ tsp|| |
| || Asafoetida - ¼ tsp|| |
| || Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp|| |
| || Oil for deep frying|| |
• Mix all the ingredients using enough Water to make a smooth dough. Knead for about 5 mins, cover and keep it aside.
• Now you need a Murukku maker to press the dough into desired shape.
• A Murukku maker comes with many attachments, here I have used 1 star attachment.
• Firstly fix the 1 star aatachment to the Murukku maker. Brush some Oil on a plastic sheet.
• Take a small amount of dough and place it in the Murukku maker.
• Next place the other mould (which is used for pressing the dough) on the dough and start pressing the dough on the Oiled sheet.
• Now you can see the dough coming out as shaped from the hole. Slightly tilt and move the Murukku maker round and round while pressing so that you make a round shape.
• You can make as many spirals as you like.
• Meanwhile heat Oil in a frying pan.
• Remove these shaped Murukku from the sheet to your hand and then drop them in hot Oil.
• Fry them till golden brown and crisp.
• Let it cool and store it in air tight containers.