Instant Rice Murukku Chakli

Instant Rice Murukku | Chakli

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Instant Rice Murukku | Chakli | with step by step photos and video. A popular and A traditional south Indian deep fried snack recipe made with rice flour and dal flour. There are many types of murukku made in South Indian homes with various lentil flours and rice flour.

The recipe I am sharing here is the basic murukku recipe followed by mostly all south Indian households. It is also known as murukulu, chakralu and jantikalu in Andhra. In maharashtra its called as chakli 

How to make instant rice murukku or chakli?

Instant Rice Murukku | Chakli | with step by step photos and video. Recipe uses the normal rice flour we use for making idiyappams. Firstly, we need some urad dal flour and that can be easily made by grinding roasted urad dal in a mixer-grinder. Moreover, you can also use store brought urad dal flour. The recipe can also be halved or doubled or tripled. This recipe yields nearly 20 murukku, it varies based on the size you make chaklis. In further, for your ease of understanding, let us divide the steps of making murukku.

  • Making Urad Dal Flour
  • Kneading Dough
  • Shaping
  • Frying

Tips:

Tip 1 – if the murukku breaks while forming them, this means that the dough does not have enough moisture. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of water and knead the dough again.
Tip 2 – if you are not getting proper shape, this mean that the dough is too moist. Add some rice flour and knead again.

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Instant Rice Murukku | Chakli

Course: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

20

Murukku
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Instant Rice Murukku | Chakli | with step by step photos and video. A popular and A traditional south Indian deep fried snack recipe made with rice flour and dal flour.

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Urad Dal (whole or split)

  • 1 cup Rice Flour

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Black Sesame Seeds

  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder

  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Perumkayam Powder

  • 1/8 tsp Ajwain Seeds

  • 1 tbsp Ghee

  • 3/4 cup + 3 tbsp Water (varies based on the flour type)

  • Oil for Frying

Directions

  • Making Urad Dal
  • Heat a small frying pan or kadai. Keep the flame to its lowest and add 1/4 cup whole or split urad dal.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Roast urad dal until they become aromatic or are light golden, keep stirring often when roasting. Do not brown them.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Transfer to a plate and let the roasted urad dal cool to room temperature.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Once cooled transfer to a small mixi jar and grind it to a fine powder.Instant Rice Murukku ChakliInstant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Kneading Dough
  • Transfer the ground fine dal powder to a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of rice flour to it. Followed by 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black sesame seeds, 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp asafoetida/perumkayam powder and 1/8 tsp ajwain seeds.Instant Rice Murukku ChakliInstant Rice Murukku ChakliInstant Rice Murukku ChakliInstant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Mix well & add 1 tbsp melted ghee.Instant Rice Murukku ChakliInstant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • With your fingertips mix the ghee in the flour evenly. The mixture should resemble breadcrumbs.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Hold a small portion of the murukku mixture in your palms and it should hold itself together. It should not break or fall apart. If it breaks or falls apart, then add 1 to 2 teaspoons more of the ghee. Mix again very well and then check.
  • Now add water in parts and begin to mix and knead to a soft soft dough. If the dough is too stiff then chaklis will break when you try to shape them using the mould. If the dough is too soft then chaklis will absorb oil. So make sure to make a smooth dough.Instant Rice Murukku ChakliInstant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Shaping Murukku
  • Now take star mould and fix to the chakli maker or idiyappam maker.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Grease the chakli maker with some oil. This prevents dough from sticking to mould.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Furthermore, make a cylindrical shape out of dough and place the dough inside maker.Instant Rice Murukku | Chakli
  • Tighten the lid and start shaping murukku.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Use butter paper or parchment paper squares. Cut them and keep ready before you make murukku.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Press the idiyappam maker and move in rounds to get the concentric circles or spiral shape on the paper squares. Break the dough towards the end and press it to the last concentric circle of the spiral.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Frying Murukku
  • Take one murukku at a time and slide it into hot oil.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Flip & fry the murukku till the oil stops sizzling or till they become crisp and golden.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Remove from oil.Instant Rice Murukku Chakli
  • Furthermore, drain over a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Notes

  • If the murukku breaks while forming them, this means that the dough does not have enough moisture. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of water and knead the dough again.
  • If you are not getting proper shape, this mean that the dough is too moist. Add some rice flour and knead again.
  • Always close the remaining dough with a lid.

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