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

By Nandita Shyam  |  11th Aug 2016  |  
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About Benne Chakli or Murukku Recipe

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.

Benne Chakli or Murukku, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Benne Chakli or Murukku is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Nandita Shyam. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Benne Chakli or Murukku is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Benne Chakli or Murukku recipe by Nandita Shyam. Benne Chakli or Murukku can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Benne Chakli or Murukku just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Benne Chakli or Murukku can serve 15 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Benne Chakli or Murukku.

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 (22)

Khyati Dave2 years ago


Akshat Sharma2 years ago


shyla paniker2 years ago

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

Niloupher Sethna2 years ago


Rupsha Dash3 years ago


Hema Chelladorai3 years ago

Smahedor grind the urad dal

Latha Venugopal3 years ago


Rama Singh3 years ago


Alifya Limdi3 years ago


Usha Sairam3 years ago

By adding cooked urud dal doesn't the chakli absorbs oil?

Suchandra Bhattacharjee3 years ago


Sharmila Ravi Karthikeyan3 years ago

Good one

Anita Singh3 years ago

kurkure. murukku

Prerna Bhalerao3 years ago

sahi..will try it

Suman Misra3 years ago


Moumita Ghosh3 years ago


Veena Kalia3 years ago


Suman John3 years ago


Nandita Shyam3 years 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 Harohalli3 years ago

what is paprika?

Smita Vidhate3 years ago


Taahira Laiq3 years ago

they look just perfect! best eaten with tea.

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