How to make Murukku?

how to make murukku

"How to make murukku?" is a question you perhaps will have, pertaining to snacks, specifically during the holidays or rainy season. This food is also made on festival days like Vinayaka Chaturthi and Krishna Janmashtami. Murukku, also known as chakli or chakkuli, is a traditional dish or popular snack that has existed since several decades. Tasty and crunchy, murukku is generally liked by everyone, from kids to senior citizens. The recipe below tells you how to make murukku.

To make this snack, you should have murukku or chakli machine or press.

As you find out how to make chakli, note that murukku is a deep-fried snack. So, do keep a tab on how much you consume it.

Coffee or tea is generally the best beverage that can be served with chakli. The combination of chakli and any one of the above drinks is sure to enliven the mind.

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Quantity: About 20


1. Rice flour 1 cup
2. Roasted gram dal flour 1/2 cup
3. Butter 1 to 1-and-1/2 tablespoon
4. Red chili powder 1-2 teaspoon(s) or to taste
5. Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
6. Sesame seeds 1-2 teaspoon(s)
7. Hing, few pinches
8. Salt to taste
8. Water, to prepare the dough
8. Oil

How to make Murukku?

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1. Dry fry the rice flour till it becomes slightly hot. Keep it aside to cool.

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2. Add rice flour, roasted gram powder, hing, chili powder, salt, cumin, sesame seeds, and butter to a bowl.

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Mix thoroughly.

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3. Make a dough using water. The dough should neither be too soft nor too hard.

If you wish to make more murukkus, say 40 murukkus, prepare the mixture for the entire quantity. However, prepare the dough only for 20 murukkus. Make them. Then, make the dough for the next 20.

Knead the dough for 1-2 minutes.

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4. Heat oil in a kadai on a medium flame.

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5. Attach the one-hole murukku plate to the murukku machine.

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Coat oil on the inside of the murukku machine cup.

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Fill murukku machine cup with the dough, leaving about 1/2-inch space at the top so you can insert the murukku machine's top part.

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Insert the top part.

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6. Press the murukku machine, over a plastic paper, in a circular pattern, making raw murukkus of desired size.

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Press the tail of the raw murukku to make it stick to its adjacent part. This is to ensure the tail does not open when you drop the raw murukku into the oil.
7. Drop a small dal-sized dough into the oil. If the dough pops out immediately, the oil is hot. Otherwise heat the oil for a few more minutes.
8. Drop the raw murukkus, one-by-one, into the hot oil carefully and gently.

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9. Fry till both sides turn to golden brown.

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Lift the murukkus, from the oil, with the spatula.

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Place the murukkus on paper napkins, so the excess oil will be drained.

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Murukku / chakli / chakkuli is ready.

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TIPS How to make Murukku
1. If you are preparing the murukku for the first time:

- Mix the ingredients as in Step 2
- Make the dough from a small portion of the mixture
- Make a raw murukku and fry it
- Taste the murukku and, if necessary, adjust the salt, chili powder or softness for the left-over mixture.
2. If you do not have butter, use hot oil.
3. Use ajwain / carom seeds, instead of cumin seeds, for a variation in taste.
4. You can store murukkus in an air-tight container for about 2 weeks.