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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chakkali/Murukku - Easy and Tasty Snack my childhood.The days were never complete without eating this snack which was made by my grandma and stored in big containers!Run to the kitchen grab a handfull go to the terrace finish it and get ready for next round:-):-)Love those days!Even u guys will have some memories like that rite?do share it in the comments section.

Murukku is made for festivals like Diwali,dasara etc.Also during marriage,engagement,baby shower.It makes good tea time snack.It's 'alltime' snack of South India.

Chakkali can be made in a lot of ways.Recently I made quick version for Diwali and it came out to be super yummy.

You need murukku/chakkali mold to make this.It comes in a lot of variety of shape attachments like tiny round for sev,little big round(I have used it here),multiple star,single star(I have used it here) and lot more.

Here is what you need

Rice flour - 3.75 cups
Urad Dal  - 3/4 cup
Butter       - 21/2 Tbspn
Jeera         -1/2 tspn
Asafetida  -1/4 tspn
salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
water to make dough

This is how you make

1)Soak urad dal for 1 hr and pressure cook it for 2 whistle or till fully cooked.
2)Grind the cooked dal with very little water.
3)Mix rice flour+dal paste+butter+jeera+asafetida+salt .
4)Now sprinkle little water at a time and make the dough and knead well for 5 min.
5)Fill the dough in the murukku maker and press it on a aluminium foil or Ziploc bag or simple plastic cover.
6)Fry them in medium hot oil.

1)The dough should neither be very soft nor tough.It should be medium soft.Wet your hands in water and fill the dough inside chakali maker so that its not hard to press.
2)You can skip asafetida and add ginger garlic green chilly paste to make it masala chakkali.
3)Store it in a air tight container for1-2 weeks if something is remaining!:-)