ShareMurukku / Chakli is a savoury snack, popular in every Indian Household. Ideally eaten with a cup of tea.The Chaklis are usually made with ural dal and rice flour.For a change,I decided to try it with Moong dal instead.
Trust me,these crunchy twirls were the best I have ever tasted.
  • Moong dal-3/4th cup
  • Rice flour-1 cup(or more)
  • Sesame seeds-2tsp
  • Carrom seeds(ajwain)
  • Red chilli powder-1tsp
  • Ghee-2tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
Boil the moong dal with water in a presuure cooker until just cooked.
Drain in a colander.Transfer dal into a dish and mash it with a spoon until a smooth paste.
While the mashed dal is still warm,add the remaining ingredients to form a smooth dough.(a little softer than the dough for chapathis).Add a little warm water if it gets too hard.
Now,fill the dough into a chakli press or a piping bag and press the twirls into hot oil on medium heat.
Press the chaliks of desired shapes on to a greased plastic sheet first and then gently transfer it into the oil if you find trouble pressing them directly into the oil.
Fry a small batch first.If the chaklis soak up too much oil or break,add some more rice flour.If they turn out to be too hard,then add some warm water.Each brand of rice flour acts differently.So,make sure you fry a small batch and make adjustments if needed.
Enjoy these mouth watering twirls with a hot cup of Tea.

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    Ms.Chitchat said...

    That was an awesome click of murukku. Looks cruncy and crispy. Never tried moong dal before in murukku, would love to try after seeing urs :)

  1. ... on April 19, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
  2. Sayantani said...

    perfect and crispy murukku Anju.

  3. ... on April 19, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
  4. Premalatha Aravindhan said...

    Murruku luks very crips...comesout with nice colour...

  5. ... on April 19, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
  6. Pavithra Srihari said...

    murukku looks superb. Moongdal murukku sounds new and it looks great

  7. ... on April 19, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
  8. divya said...

    Wow it looks very crispy and yummy nice tea time snack..

  9. ... on April 19, 2010 at 5:35 PM  
  10. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    Really great/crunchy looking and Anju !!!

  11. ... on April 19, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
  12. Kiran said...

    Wow very healthy and delicious muruku.

  13. ... on April 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
  14. Priya said...

    Crispy chakli looks prefect for snacks...yumm!

  15. ... on April 19, 2010 at 11:56 PM  
  16. Fathima said...

    nice 'n crispy chakli... perfect w/ a cuppa tea!

  17. ... on April 20, 2010 at 12:49 AM  
  18. Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Really surprised to notice that instead of urad and rice flour you have used moong dal!! and it looks very crispy and tasty deat

  19. ... on April 20, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
  20. nisha said...

    My all time fav, your recipe sounds diffrent and yum.

  21. ... on April 23, 2010 at 11:33 PM  
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