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

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  • By Nandita Shyam
    Created on 11th Aug 2016

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.

  • 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 (17)

Hema Chelladorai4 months ago
Smahedor grind the urad dal

Latha Venugopal7 months ago

Rama Singh7 months ago

Alifya Limdi8 months ago

Usha Sairam8 months ago
By adding cooked urud dal doesn't the chakli absorbs oil?

Suchandra Bhattacharjee8 months ago

Sharmila Ravi Karthikeyan8 months ago
Good one

Anita Singh8 months ago
kurkure. murukku

Prerna Bhalerao8 months ago
sahi..will try it

Suman Misra8 months ago

Moumita Ghosh8 months ago

Veena Kalia8 months ago

Suman John8 months ago

Nandita Shyam8 months 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 Harohalli8 months ago
what is paprika?

Smita Vidhate8 months ago

Taahira Laiq10 months ago
they look just perfect! best eaten with tea.