Benne Chakli or Murukku | How to make Benne Chakli or Murukku

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About Benne Chakli or Murukku

Chakli or murukku is a traditional snack that is prepared during any auspicious occasion. Be it marriage, or baby shower or festivities like diwali or Ganesh chaturti, you are sure to have chaklis on the menu. So you see, this savory, crunchy snack is a part of every auspicious menu.

The delicious and mouthwatering Benne Chakli or Murukku is a famous dish of Tamil Nadu and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Benne Chakli or Murukku is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Benne Chakli or Murukku. Nandita Shyam shared this Benne Chakli or Murukku recipe which is perfect to serve for 15 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Benne Chakli or Murukku. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Benne Chakli or Murukku recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves15People
Benne Chakli or Murukku

Ingredients to make Benne Chakli or Murukku

  • Rice flour- 4 cups (my cup measured 80ml)
  • Urad dal- 1 cup
  • Salt-1 tsp or to taste
  • Asafetida or hing- a large pinch
  • Paprika powder- 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Butter- 2 tbsp, melted
  • Oil to deep fry

How to make Benne Chakli or Murukku

  1. Pressure cook the urad dal in 1-1/4 cups of water for 3-4 whistles or till completely cooked. Mash the dal and keep aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the rice flour with the salt, paprika powder, asafoetida, cumin seeds and butter and mix well.
  3. Add the cooked urad dal and mix well. Add water little by little and mix to form a soft but firm dough. Divide the dough into 4-5 equal portions and keep aside.
  4. Grease the insides of the chakli or murukku press with a little oil and fix the plate with one star.
  5. Place one portion of the dough in the press and place the other potion of the mould through the other hole one the top and press the dough onto a greased plastic sheet. Slightly rotate the murukku press round and round to get the spirals
  6. Remove the pressed dough from the plastic sheet and drop it into the hot oil. Fry the murukku on med high heat for a min. Reduce the flame to low and fry for a min more till golden brown.
  7. Remove the fried murukku from hot oil and drain them on paper towels. Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the dough and serve with hot coffee or tea

Reviews for Benne Chakli or Murukku (20)

shyla paniker5 days ago
I always used roasted powdered urad dal to make murukku. Cooked urad sounds easier. Must try.

Niloupher Sethna18 days ago

Rupsha Dash2 months ago

Hema Chelladorai8 months ago
Smahedor grind the urad dal

Latha Venugopala year ago

Rama Singha year ago

Alifya Limdia year ago

Usha Sairama year ago
By adding cooked urud dal doesn't the chakli absorbs oil?

Suchandra Bhattacharjeea year ago

Sharmila Ravi Karthikeyana year ago
Good one

Anita Singha year ago
kurkure. murukku

Prerna Bhaleraoa year ago
sahi..will try it

Suman Misraa year ago

Moumita Ghosha year ago

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Suman Johna year ago

Nandita Shyama year ago
Hi padma..paprika is basically made of red peppers that are nor very spicy..if paprika powder is not available, you can substitute with equal quantity of red chili powdee

Padma Harohallia year ago
what is paprika?

Smita Vidhatea year ago

Taahira Laiqa year ago
they look just perfect! best eaten with tea.

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