Last updated on October 27th, 2018
Chakli recipe or murukku recipe for Diwali made instantly and easily. You got to try this spiral shaped crunchy, crispy and light snack that tastes wonderful with coffee. Here is my tried and tested easy chakli recipe with step by step photos.
What Is Chakli or Murukku?
Chakli or murukku(Tamil) also known as chakuli, chakralu (Telugu) is a most popular Indian snack often made for Diwali. It is also known as chakri in Gujarat. It is known as murukku or chakralu after its spiral shape.
It is customary to make deep fried snacks on festivals like Diwali, krishna jayanthi and chakli is the unanimous choice in most households.
Chakli is a deep fried snack made with mainly rice flour. There are many variations in murukku or chalki recipe. In Tamil nadu murukku is made with a combination of rice and urad dal flour. Making homemade rice and urad dal flour for chakli takes some time. Here I am sharing an no grind instant chalki recipe. This quick murukku recipe comes together in 20 minutes flat. You can very well use store bought regular rice flour for this chakli recipe.
Chakli made with rice flour and besan is very popular in Maharastra. I saw this easy murukku or chakli recipe in a Diwali supplement of a magazine and tried immediately.
To make chakli recipe we need a murukku maker or chakli press with single star nozzle. You can use the other nozzle with three starts too. I have seasoned the chalki with sesame seeds and chili powder. You can even use cumin seeds or carom seeds. Some kind of fat should be added to murukku or chakli dough for crispy chaklis. I have added softened butter here. You can even add hot oil.
Making chakli is easy if some tips are followed. I am listing few important points for making chakli here.
Tips for making murukku recipe
1. The consistency of chakli dough is very important. If the dough is very hard the chakli will break while pressing. If the dough is very soft or there is more butter than required then chakli will absorb loads of oil while frying.
2. Adding more butter will also make the chakli break in oil while frying.
3. If the fried chaklis are very hard then it means there was not enough fat in the dough. Always make 2-3 murukku and make the adjustment in the dough.
Serve chakli as snack with coffee or side dish too. You can even use this murukku to make mixture.
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How to make chakli recipe with step by step photos.
Take all the ingredients except oil and water in a mixing bowl.
Mix well first. Add required water and make a soft yet stiff dough.
Heat oil for deep frying
Grease a murukku press with star nozzle with some oil. Load with a part of dough.
Press into round murukku either over hot oil or on a ladle and gently shake it over the oil.
Deep fry until the chakli turns golden brown and the sizzling sound ceases.
Cool thoroughly before storing. Serve chakli as snack or side dish.
Chakli recipe card below:
- 1 cup rice flour
- 6 tablespoons gram flour
- 2 tablespoons fried gram dal flour
- 1 tablespoons soft butter or hot oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Oil for deep frying
- Water for dough
- Take all the ingredients except oil and water in a mixing bowl
- Mix well first. Add required water and make a soft yet stiff dough.
- Heat oil for deep frying
- Grease a chakli press with star nozzle with some oil. Load with a part of dough.
- Press into round chaklis either over hot oil or on a ladle and gently shake it over the oil.
- Deep fry until the chakli turns golden brown and the sizzling sound ceases.
- Cool thoroughly before storing. Serve chakli as snack or side dish.
1. You can gram flour alone instead of fried gram flour.
2. use butter or oil as per preference.