Murukulu ~ South Indian Chakli For Diwali

Murukulu

Murukulu or the south indian Chakli is a traditional indian deep fried snack made for Diwali, using a mix of different lentils. This Murukulu like the other Murukku or Jantikalu, makes a delicious snack for this festival season, to share and enjoy with family and friends.

Amma always starts the Deepavali Savory preparation a week ahead and makes about 1 kg of each snacks. When we used to live in the colonies, we used to distribute these to the neighbours and friends. Of course, we used to get from them and there is used to overflow of sweets and snacks at home.

I was planning on making different sweets and savories all through the September but somehow could’t make it. Starting with few of the dishes that would still make the festival season a great one to enjoy and remember.

   Step by Step Pictures for making the Murukulu

Murukulu | How to make Chakli

For the Muruku Flour

1 kg Raw Rice
100 gms Urad Dal
100 gms Yellow Moong Dal
100 gms Chana Dal
1/4 cup Fried Gram

For the Seasoning

200 gms Butter unsalted
2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tsp White Sesame Seeds
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
4 cups Water

Cooking Oil for deep frying

For Making the Muruku Flour

Wash and drain the rice. Shade dry the Rice for 1/2 hr.
Dry roast each dal to light brown. Allow it to cool.
Since this is with 1 kg rice, you can get it ground in a rice mill, else use your mixer to grind both Rice and the dals.
First grind rice into a fine flour, keep it aside. then grind the dals to a fine powder. Refer this post for making Rice flour at home.
Since we got the flour ground in the Rice Mill, everything was ground together.
In a wide vessel, take the flour along with butter, add salt. Then add Cumin, Sesame seeds to the flour, mix well.
Whether you use Asafetida powder or the solid ones, you got to mix it in water, make sure it is dissolved before adding to the flour. If it’s not dissolved properly, when deep frying the murukku, there are chances for the hing to burst our due to air bubbles.
Mix in the hing to the flour and finally add the butter. Gather everything well and you will get more of a crumbling mixture. Now slowly add water and knead a dough which is little softer than the puri dough.
Heat a Kadai with oil enough to deep fry. Once the oil is hot enough, simmer to low flame.
Take the Muruku Aachu, wash and wipe it clean. Then divide the dough into equal balls. Fill the Muruku maker with the dough. You can either press it directly over the flames or press over a paper or slotted spoon and gently slide it down the hot oil.
Cook over medium flame, using a slotted spoon, turn it over to another side to ensure both sides turn a golden colour. You will know by seeing the colour that its cooked. Remove to a kitchen paper and store it in an airtight container.

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Murukulu | How to make Chakli
Murukulu or the south indian Chakli is a traditional indian deep fried snack made for Diwali, using a mix of different lentils.
Murukulu
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Course Snacks
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Deepavali, Diwali
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Ingredients
For the Muruku Flour
For the Seasoning
Course Snacks
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Deepavali, Diwali
Servings
Ingredients
For the Muruku Flour
For the Seasoning
Murukulu
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
For Making the Muruku Flour
  1. Wash and drain the rice. Shade dry the Rice for 1/2 hr.
  2. Dry roast each dal to light brown. Allow it to cool.
  3. Since this is with 1 kg rice, you can get it ground in a rice mill, else use your mixer to grind both Rice and the dals.
  4. First grind rice into a fine flour, keep it aside. then grind the dals to a fine powder. Refer this post for making Rice flour at home.
  5. Since we got the flour ground in the Rice Mill, everything was ground together.
Making the Murukku
  1. In a wide vessel, take the flour along with butter, add salt. Then add Cumin, Sesame seeds to the flour, mix well.
  2. Whether you use Asafetida powder or the solid ones, you got to mix it in water, make sure it is dissolved before adding to the flour. If it's not dissolved properly, when deep frying the murukku, there are chances for the hing to burst our due to air bubbles.
  3. Mix in the hing to the flour and finally add the butter. Gather everything well and you will get more of a crumbling mixture. Now slowly add water and knead a dough which is little softer than the puri dough.
  4. Heat a Kadai with oil enough to deep fry. Once the oil is hot enough, simmer to low flame.
  5. Take the Muruku Aachu, wash and wipe it clean. Then divide the dough into equal balls. Fill the Muruku maker with the dough. You can either press it directly over the flames or press over a paper or slotted spoon and gently slide it down the hot oil.
  6. Cook over medium flame, using a slotted spoon, turn it over to another side to ensure both sides turn a golden colour. You will know by seeing the colour that its cooked. Remove to a kitchen paper and store it in an airtight container.

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13 comments

  1. Wow looks so yummy. Soaking rice before making chakli, I never do this lengthy process. I just use the store bought rice flour.Yours must be tasting better than the ready made flour. Will have to try some time.

  2. This is such a must have for the Diwali. We call this mullu thenkuzhal. Making it with freshly made flours is just so delicious. I use the store bought rice flour as we get very good quality here, but make my own dal flours.

  3. Chakri is my favorite snack. Looks so crispy and tempting. Years back we used to make big tinsels of snacks and sweets to distribute to neighbors, friends and relatives. Now that tradition is slowly dying as people have become more health conscious.

  4. perfect munch fr tea time ! my pati (grandmom) made it this way – the lengthy process and I know this is very crunchy and yummy
    I think in the collage, the first 6 pics r repeated twice , Valli !

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