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Ragi Chakli | Ragi Murukku

Archana Potdar
10 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
25 People
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ABOUT Ragi Chakli | Ragi Murukku RECIPE

A gluten free and healthy chakli that I saw on Gayatri Pai's site

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Diwali
  • Indian
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 25

  1. 1 heaped cup ragi flour
  2. 1/2 cup urid dal flour
  3. 1/3 cup rice flour
  4. 35 grams butter
  5. 3 tsp til/ sesame seeds
  6. 3-4 tbsp red chilli powder
  7. 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  8. 1/2 tsp hing/asafoetida
  9. 1/4 tsp ajwain (I did not use)
  10. salt to taste
  11. water to knead
  12. oil to deep fry


  1. Dry roast separately the ragi flour, urid dal flour and the rice flour till just warm. Transfer them to a big mixing bowl and let them cool down.
  2. Roast the til/ sesame seeds until warm.Add to the flour the butter, til, chilli powder, turmeric, and hing, salt. Rub the butter in all over the flour.
  3. Using a little water at a time mix and knead the dough. The dough should form a ball. Knead for a few minutes. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a kadhai/wok for deep-frying. Keep a plate and then set a metallic sieve on it. (This will drain out all the excess oil).The dough I had I divided into 3 balls.
  5. Grease the inside of the chakli press. (I do not know why I do it but either my mother or Mother in law did it and it has become a practice).
  6. One practice I do not follow is making the chakli on a plastic paper. I now use 2 slotted spoons alternately. Only grease the spoons initially and then gently dip in the oil. ( I thought I had a video but it is not very clear).
  7. Using clockwise circular movement squeeze out the chakli.
  8. In case you are using the plastic paper, then gently remove the spiral and release it in hot oil. But, if like me you use the slotted spoon then just dip it in the hot oil or turn the spoon upside down close to the oil carefully.
  9. Splash the hot oil on the chakali. Fry until golden brown on both sides. The oil will tend to sizzle, foam initially but as the chakali is cooked the foam tends to settle.
  10. Flip once the foam settles your chakli will be set and hence will not disintegrate. Once you get the hang of it, you will need to flip only twice.
  11. Since the dough is already a dark shade going by colour to fry these chakli results in uncooked chakali. Fry them until a bit darker in shade.
  12. Drain and set on the sieve.
  13. Let them cool before transferring to an airtight container.

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Shikha Roy
Shikha Roy   Oct-15-2018

Goes well with tea.

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