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Chakli or Murukku

Uzma Ahmad
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chakli or Murukku RECIPE

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Recipe Tags

  • Diwali

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup rice flour
  2. 2 tbsp urad dal flour
  3. 1 tsp unsalted butter
  4. 1/2 tsp sesame seeds(white til)
  5. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  6. 1/2 turmeric powder
  7. 1 tsp cooking oil, from the oil used for frying murukku
  8. 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  9. Oil for frying


  1. To begin making the Murukku recipe, in a medium size bowl, add the sieved rice and the urad dal flour.
  2. Add salt, asafoetida, sesame seeds, pepper powder and mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Now add butter and rub it into the flour get  sand like texture.  Add hot oil and add water little by little to form a smooth, crack free dough.
  4. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes
  5. Once the dough is rested, grease the murukku press with oil and fill it with the prepared dough.
  6. Heat oil in a kadhai on medium flame and when the oil is heated up, press the murukku press over the oil in circular motion to make flat circular spirals.
  7. Fry the murukku over low flame till they are uniformly browned.
  8. Drain the murukku on a kitchen towel. Repeat this process for the rest of the dough
  9. Once cooled, store the murukku in a clean, dry and odour free air tight container
  10. Your traditional South Indian Snack is ready for your festivities.
  11. Serve Murukku along with Chai as a tea time snack

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