Chakli Recipe,how to make murukku /chakri at home

Priya Joshi | Jun 13, 2016 | 9 Comments so far

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 Easy Chakli / Chakri OR Murukku recipe with step by step photos 
Chakli is widely known as "Murukku"in Tamil region.Usually Chakli is "Diwali snack" recipe but since it is my favorite savory snack, I din't mind to have it at ANytime.
I don't know about the origin of the recipe,but whatever it is ,It is one of the best Snack Recipe for me at-least.

chakli is a deep fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour or a mixture of lentil flours. chakli or chakri are made as a part of the diwali farsan in maharashtra and gujarat. there are many versions of making chakli. sharing today my family recipe of instant chakli. you will need a chakli maker to prepare these chaklis. these chaklis are made from rice flour.

I Like Ginger and chili flavor a lot and also like somewhat spicy. but You can reduce the spice level as well.
I have shared Besan sev recipe some times ago on this blog and shared the details of sev maker.Actually sev maker always have the lid for making chakli.I bought that steel one but it was just broken in 3 months so repurchase new one which is made from "pital" you can easily get on amazon.


before moving on the recipe,Please check few notes.
  • if the chakli breaks while forming them, this means that the dough does not have enough moisture. add 1 or 2 tbsp of water and knead the dough again.
  • if you are not getting proper shape, this mean that the dough is too moist. add some flour and knead again. press chakli maker to make chakli
  • have a bite into the piece of dough and if it tastes hard, add a 1 or 2 tsp or ½ tbsp of oil or butter to the dough and knead again. heat oil to fry chakli.
  • check the first batch of chakli. if it appears that the chakli has absorbed oil or breaks in oil, then add some rice flour, about 1 to 2 tbsp and knead again. this happens if too much fat has gone in the dough.

Recipe Details for making Rice flour Chakli Recipe below:

  Rice flour Murukku Recipe-how to make Chakli

Prep Time :30 min
Cook Time :30 min
Total Time :60 min
Main Ingredient : Rice flour
Cuisine :Gujarat , Maharashtra

  • 1.5 cup Rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Malai
  • 2 tbsp Ginger chili paste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds/Safed Til
  • Water  1/2 cup[approx]
  • Oil for deep frying
    1. In a large mixing bowl,add rice flour,Malai,salt,ginger chili paste,Sesame seeds,Oil and turmeric powder.
    2. Mix all the ingredients well.
    3. Add water and make soft dough.If needed add water using spoon.Your dough should be nice and soft.
    4. Cover your dough with lid and let it rest for 15-20 min.
    5. Apply some oil in the chakli/murukku maker and place a portion of the dough inside it. tighten the lid and press the chakli maker to prepare the chakli.

    6. Move in rounds to get a spiral shape. make the chaklis on butter paper or aluminium foil, so thats its easy to remove them.however i am using plain steel dish.
    7. Break the dough towards the end and press it to the last concentric circle of the spiral.
    8. Heat oil for deep frying in a pan. take a small piece of the dough and check the temperature of the oil. if the dough comes up gradually, then the oil is ready. if the dough sits at the bottom, the oil is still cold. if the piece of dough comes up briskly and quickly, the oil is too hot.
    9. Lift the chakli gently and slid into the hot oil.
    10. Fry 3 to 4 chaklis at a time. don't over crowd the kadai or pan while frying.
    11. Make chaklis with the remaining doigh on the butter paper. cover them with a dry kitchen napkin, so that they don't dry out.
    12. Fry the chaklis till golden.
    13. Drain them on paper napkin to remove excess oil. fry the remaining in the same way. 
    14. Once the chaklis are cooled at room temperature, then store them in an airtight container.
    15. Serve chaklis plain as a snack with some masala chai.
      • If you don't want to make it SPICY then add 1 tbsp ginger chili paste only.
      • I am using malai/Fresh cream to make chakli soft and crispy.You can avoid it. In that case,Use 1 tbsp oil.

      Chakri maker i am using is available HERE

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      1. My all time favorite, cannot wait for Diwali for these delicacy. Looks so crunchy

      2. Early it is like for murukku before the big festival, then again, any time is a good time for these crunchy and lovely murukkus.

      3. This is one of my favorite tea time snack recipe. But we never use Ginger chili paste for Murukku.Next time I will try adding ginger chilli paste in it. :)

      4. Love how nicely you have made them and have also so distinctly explained the process. Yummy, crunchy and so tasty they look Priya.

      5. delicious.. usage of ginger and chilli is new to me.. a must try:)

      6. I am glad that you like effort......

      7. It is my all time favorite it


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