Murukku / Chakali
This is a traditional Indian savory snack prepared with rice flour as the main ingredient. This crispy savory snack is usually prepared during festivals. My Mom usually prepares this during Christmas season. It was so simple that even I tried to prepare this crispy spiral and tasted very good.
Try this and I’m sure you will also like it.
Here goes the recipe..
500 gms Rice Flour, 2 tbsp Urad Dal(roasted & powdered), 2 tbsp Roasted Gram Flour/ Pottu Kadala Maavu, 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds , 1 tsp Ajwain/Carom, 1 Pinch Asafoetida, 50 gms Butter, 8-9 Dry Red Chilli(optional), Salt to Taste, Oil for deep frying
How to Prepare:
Dry roast dry red chillies and give it a whirl in the mixer.
Sieve together rice flour, urad dal powder and roasted gram flour. Now, add asafoetida, ajwain, sesame seeds, chilli flakes, salt and mix well. Now, add butter to this dry mixture and start to knead with your finger tips.
Add water little by little and mix till everything comes together and knead into soft dough. Prepare the murukku press/mould by greasing the insides with little oil. I used the single star nozzle and triple star nozzle. You can use any nozzle of your choice.
Put a large lump into the mould and start pressing the dough to give it round shape or any shape and set aside.
When the oil is hot, put one by one carefully in the oil and fry till golden brown. Put them on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil. Now, allow them to cool down and store in an air tight container.
This goes for Let’s cook #11 ~ Rice event hosted by Radhika of Tickling Palates