Chakli or Murukku (Crispy savory snacks)
Chakli is a very common Maharashtrian snack. It is also called as Murukku in Southern India. It lasts for few weeks if stored properly in air tight container, so it is a great anytime snack.
For Chakli (25 pieces approx.)
Rice flour – 2.5 cups [Roasted]
Urad dal flour – ½ cups [Roasted]
Butter – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida powder- 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Water-1.5 cups (to make dough)
cooking oil to fry
Salt as per taste
- Combine rice flour, urad dal flour, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, red chili powder, asafoetida powder, butter and salt.
- Mix together well and add water very slowly to make dough. Knead well to make it like roti dough.
- With the help of chakli press, make chaklies on a piece of wax paper, so it will be easier to transfer it to the oil. It takes some practice to make the shape.
4. Heat cooking oil for frying the chaklis.
5. Carefully with the help of flat spatula, transfer chaklies to the oil.
6. Deep fry the chaklies till it is crisp and golden in color.
7. Drain it on paper towel and let it cool down. Store it in a air tight container.
Enjoy Chakli with tea/coffee anytime.