Saturday, August 11, 2007

Murukku - Chakli

Murukku / Chakli is a savoury snack, popular in southern part of India. With a cup of tea, i munched on some of the murukku that my friend prepared and got the see how this snack is prepared.

Ingredients

2 cups - Rice flour
1 cup - Besan flour / Gram flour
1 tbsp - Ajwain / Carom seeds
1 tbsp - White sesame seeds
1 tsp - Red chili powder
1/4 tsp - Hing powder / Asafoedita
1/4 cup - Melted butter or Margarine
About 2 cups - Lukewarm water
Salt to taste
Oil to fry ( Peanut oil )

Method

1 ) Sieve rice and besan flour together to a mixing bowl. Add ajwain, sesame seeds, red chili, hing, salt and mix together. Pour the melted butter and mix.



2 )Add water little at a time and make a chapati like dough. Dough should not be too stiff nor too loose.


3 ) Shown in picture below, is the murukku presser. Take little of the dough and fill into the murukku mold.


4 ) With the murukku presser, press and shape the murukku to a plate with paper napkin.

5 ) Make a bunch and keep ready to fry in oil.


6 ) Heat oil in a wok or kadai. Carefully slide shaped murukku dough into the hot oil. Fry both sides on a medium high heat, till crisp and golden.


Take off the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Serve as a evening snack with tea or coffee.


Sending this recipe to the event "Fun in the sun" hosted by Anupama of "Food-n-more" and also to the event "WYF- Snacks" hosted by hima of "SnackORama"

Update

You can also make with this proportion, that is 2 cups of rice flour and 1/2 cup Besan. Since besan fries faster than rice flour, with this proportion you will get even cooking.

43 comments:

bhags said...

Chakali, thats something mom packs for me when i am coming back from home, i never have tried making it as i dont hve the mould.... after seeing your delicious ones, i think its time for me to buy that mould for me...:)
hey am i the first one here

Prema Sundar said...

Chakli looks nice.. I have always made murukku with rice flour and urad flour combination.. adding besan is new to me and thanks for the step by step pics.

Asha said...

Hi Pravs,I would like some right now!!YUM!! This is my favorite munchies for 4pm craving!:))

Mishmash ! said...

Shall I come over for tea this eve ? :P

Shn

Pravs said...

Hi Bhags : It's really easy.... give it a try. Yep, you the first one :D

Hi Prema : Thanks. Try and let me know if you like it,after adding besan.

Hi Asha : grab some :D

Hi Mishmash : you are always welcome....just drop in :D

Vcuisine said...

Murukku is perfect. Just need a cup of tea with this. Viji

Sharmi said...

very tempting murukkus. the pics are so good and the all the murukkus look so perfect. I use a different kind of press. this one sounds so much better.

Sig said...

wow, now I am really coming over :) homemade murkku.. so yummy pravs!

Sia said...

chakkuli looks perfect prav...i can almost grab from my screen and pop some in my mouth... i too have the chakkuli maker. its very handy to make rice semiya also.
by the way, does ur blog show up in food blog desam? if not please send mail to mathy of virundh or indira of mahanandi to add ur blog rss. it will be very easy for us to get updates whenever u post new recipe:)

sunita said...

I had this for this for the first time at one of my friend's house...loved it.

Richa said...

hey, chakli looks so good & crisp. i like this version, sometimes i also make with only rice pwd.

Hima said...

Mouthwatering snack. Can I get few pls.

Pecos Blue said...

Looks yummy.

Prajusha said...

hey pravs,
murukku looks perfect.thanks for the step by step presentation with adipoli photos.

Srivalli said...

HI Pravs....those chakalis are so tempting....I would love to have some right now....and you have a great blog here...very nice and yummy looking photos....thanks for dropping by my blog...do visit again...

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Pravs said...

hi Sharmi: This presser is easy to use.

Hi sig : Do come over, before i leave seattle this weekend, if you can :D

hi Sia : My blog updates does come up in food blog desam.

rahin said...

hey pravs chakli looks gud ....u can send it to the picnic food event hosted by Anupama

http://food-n-more.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-sharing.html

ciao

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this is looking so crunchy....Lovely murukku.... YUM!...YUM!...nice pic...

Anonymous said...

Pravs, is that white sesame seeds? Let me know please so that I could try immediately. Thanks.

Rg.

Pravs said...

Hi Rg : yes it is white sesame seeds. Also try frying in peanut oil if you can....some oils can give a bitter taste.

ramkumari said...

Hello,My first visit here .Thanks for ur visit .I just Luvv Murukku ..and this is called mullu murukku ...mummy makes it just like that.Was thinking of getting it from her ...but u've made it look soo easy ..lemme try and see if it is as easy to make.
Warm Regards
Ramkumari

Seena said...

Prave,
ellam adipoli aayittundu ketto..!murukku,rice, mutton curry, cookie..hmmmmm..am planning to visit you..

Anonymous said...

Tried it out on friday, it came out very well. We all loved it including our guests. The color of my murrukku was little darker in appearance than yours....but that didn't matter as the taste was really good. It was completely finished off on the same day. Didn't have anything left to store in the container. Will be making it again this week. Thanks Pravs for the recipe and also for replying to my previous question...

Rg.

Richa said...

hey, something awaits u over at my blog :)

Pravs said...

Hi Rg : Isn't that something !! ??
Thanks for the feedback. I just got back from Seattle and i am so glad to see your feedback :D

Viji said...

The murukku looks very professional.very nicely shown :-) U know something,I have something waiting for u in my blog.

Bharathy said...

Yipee!!What a blog!!How did I ever miss you dear!!You have such a wonderful collection of recipes mainly kerala!!!Amazing traditional picks!!Will surely keep visiting.Murukku seems to be made easier by your step by step method,..!!
Thanks for dropping by..:)..

Kribha said...

Looks so crunchy and yummy. nice step by step pics. I have never tried murukku with besan flour. will try it sometime. Btw, I have an award waiting for you in my blog. check it out at leisure.

Jyothsna said...

Can I come over for tea? THose murrukus looks perfect. i last made some eons ago I think!

Shella said...

My husband loves murukku & I am going to be making this for him one of these days Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

the murukku looks yummy. now that diwali is nearing, would love to try this. can you please let me know the brand of the murukku press you have used and where we can get it from. it will be very helpful.

thank you,
shyam

Pravs said...

Shyam : I have provided the picture of the murukku presser i have used.You can check out in Indian stores. Otherwise online, i found this site selling it http://www.indiaplaza.com/appliances/pd.aspx?sku=197856
I hope this helps. Do try the recipe and let me know, how it turned out for you :)

Purnima said...

Hi Praveena, I made these yummy chaklis this evening..all liked it, including my both kids! My son -21 months- gobbled 4 of them! I had them with coffee!My mixing patram was same as yours so I knew my measure was right ;) yield-57!!Cd count as hubby dear was in his office (else forget counting..no photos to click either!!all goes directly into mouth out of stove! :D) shall blog soon abt it!tku da.

Pravs said...

Purnima : Thats wonderful !! :D
So happy to know your family enjoyed this snack.

Flower said...

I Loved it..
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Gift said...

Hay this is looking so crunchy....

Salma said...

excellent pravs..it came out well

neel said...

I will certainly try this recipe. my mom also makes tasty chakli. I liked the look of your blog. simply spicy is simply gr8!

Pravs said...

Neel: Thanks for the compliment :D
Please do try murukku and let me know.

Annie said...

The chaklis came out really well specially considering that I made them for the first time. I just added more chilli powder to the recipe.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Simply lovely!!! I have to make them for tea today. http://www.daisyegifts.com

Rekha A said...

Hi Pravs,
Chakli's are cruchy and yummy... Thanks for step by step information..They r great as tea time snack...

Susmi Manesh said...

Dear .. it is so good ...and delicious ..oh.. idont get words.. thank you so much .. i usually dont attempt these type of traditional items but your step by step demo gave me strengh and the result awesome.. thankyou so much dear and highly appreciate ur efforts