Friday, September 07, 2007

Vellai Murukku (Chakli/Wheel shaped rice flour crispies)

Rice flour - 4 cups
Urad flour - 1 cup
Unmelted Butter or Crisco (vegetable shortening) - 5 tablespoons
Cumin - 2 tablespoons
White sesame seeds - 2 table spoons
Asefotida - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt per taste
Water for mixing
Oil for deep frying

Chakli/murukku mould - single star shaped .
Flat plates covered with saran wrap OR plastic sheets

Roast rice flour and urad flour separately without oil for about 10 minutes until warm. Then let it cool. Mix the flours with cumin, sesame, asefotida, salt and crisco. Mix water little by little to form a manageable dough without lumps(consistency of a chapathi dough). Fill the murukku mould with the dough and press into murukku shape on a flat plate/plastic sheets. Slide the murukkus and deep fry in hot oil. When the bubbling reduces around the murrukus its an indication that its well cooked. Remove, drain on a paper towel. When cool store in air tight container. Lasts up to 4 weeks.
This is my entry for Srijayanthi or Janmashtami event hosted by 'The Yum Blog'


Pooja V said...

I have always loved chakali but didnt know this would be easy. Thanks for such a simple but tasty recipe.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice recipe! very simple too! the chakli is looking so tasty!Managed to prepare something with the baby around! :))

lakshmi said...

chakli looks awesome - i love it when snacks have that just right light brown colour!!! "booboo" worked for this year but you might need to come up with much more in a couple of months :D!!!

Bubbalili said...

Thanks, Pooja, Latha and Lakshmi. Appreciate your comments :)

Asha said...

That is one perfect chakli!:))

Bubbalili said...

Thanks Asha

Kajal said...

Hard work for nice dish of snack but after that it is worth for that. This is my fav snack dish. We made this Vellai Murukka with some different recipe. But thanks for sharing this new idea. We call in gujarti “Chakri”:)

Veena Manoj said...

I made this for my long trip to VA from St Louis and it was so easy and fool proof. Everyone enjoyd the chaklis. Thank you for the excellent recipe


Divya Vikram said...

love these murukkus..they r in perfect shape..

Nandhini said...

mmm..muruku is my favourite snack !
For a long time i was searching for the muruku press in indian stores..but finally I found Maruti Kitchen Press, on this web site

You need a right tool to make muruku. The job was done like a breeze, just with one hand ! It was so easy to press.
Wwhen compared to the conventional tool made out of wood or aluminium - you need two hand and have to press very hard and it becomes very difficult to make when the oil is hot :(

It also came with a Recipe book with lots of unique snack varieties ! For more info, go to

I hope this would be more useful link, for bloggers who are looking for to buy one !

geethu said...

Thanks for this easy and wonderful recipe. I made this for the first time and it came out excellent.