Chakli | Mix Flour Murruku

Chakli is a traditional Indian snack is probably the most famous among savory snacks in India. Chakli made by a special instrument called chakli maker with a star plate. Chakli is another name of famous murukku. In this version, we made chakli with gram flour, moong dal paste, and rice flour. Chakli is crunchy, spicy and a great accompaniment with tea or coffee.




INGREDIENTS: FOR 70-75 CHAKLIS

Gram flour ......................... ½ Cup
Moong dal ......................... ¾ Cup
Rice flour ............................ 3 Cup
Ghee ................................. ½ Cup
Salt ............................ As per taste
Sesame seeds .................. ½ Cup
Ajwain seeds ................... ½ Tbsp.
Cumin seeds ..................... 1 Tbsp.
Red chili powder ............ 1½ Tbsp.
Water ........................... As needed
Oil .............................. For deep fry



DIRECTIONS:
  1. Wash and soak yellow moong dal for 3-4 hours. Drain and grind to a paste using enough water.
  2. Take rice flour, gram flour in a bowl add ghee and mix it well.  Add salt, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds, sesame seeds, red chili powder, moong dal paste and mix well.  Then add water gradually as needed and knead into a soft dough.
  3. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fill dough in greased chakli mold (use 1 Star attachment).  Press the dough into circular motion and make round shape chaklis on a flat surface plate. 
  4. Once the oil is ready, reduce flame to low-medium heat.  Remove chakli from the plate with the help of flat spatula(Turner) then drop it into the hot oil. Drop 4-5 at a time. 
  5. Deep fry on a low-medium flame till light golden in color and crispy. With the help of slotted spoon remove extra oil and place them on a piece of tissue paper.
  6. Repeat the same process and prepare all the chaklis.
  7. Allow them to cool completely and store in an air-tight container.  It can stay good for 4-6 weeks.



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