Friday, June 21, 2013

Chakli aka Murukku

Rice Flour - 2 cups
Roasted gram / Chana gram flour - 1/2 cup (Pottukadalai  maavu)
Besan / Gram flour - 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds - 2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp or to taste
Asafetida - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 4 TBSP
Salt - to taste
Oil - fro frying

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the flours, asafetida and salt.  Make a well.
  2. Heat 4 TBSP oil in a small skillet and pour in the well.
  3. Add the sesame seeds and red chili powder in the oil.
  4. Mix the flour with enough water to make a soft dough.
  5. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  6. Place some dough in a lightly oiled chakli / murukku maker with a single star disc attached.
  7. While pressing the chakli maker in a circular motion, make a round shape with the dough on a foil or wax paper.
  8. Once the oil is hot, carefully lift the chaklis and drop it in oil.  
  9. Fry on medium heat, until light golden brown on both sides.
  10. Transfer the chaklis onto a paper towel to drain out excess oil.
  11. Let it cool completely.  Store in a airtight container.

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