#Diwali Snacks: Try Popular Indian Savory Chakli or Murukku At Home

Chakli Recipe
Chakli Recipe

Homemade chaklis are mostly spiral in shape but sometimes they are long like sticks

Chakli Recipe

Prep Time: 45 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time:1 hr 30 mins

Hii Foodies!!! How are you all??? Why not try crisp & crunchy chakli for Diwali this time. These are super tasty and we bet you can’t eat just one!! And will crave for more. Chakli is a very popular Indian savory snack which is also known by other names like Chakri in Gujarat or Murukku in South India. There are in fact many versions of making chaklis. These homemade chaklis are mostly spiral in shape but sometimes they are long like sticks. These are easy to make. All you need is time to prepare dough and chakli maker or a murukku maker. So try this easy recipe of deep-fried snack chakli and make your Diwali a snacking one.

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Chakli Recipe Ingredients

•    1 cup Rice Flour (Chawal aata)

•    1/2 cup Gram Flour (Besan)

•    Water as required

•    1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric (Haldi) Powder

•    1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

•    1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

•    1 Teaspoon Red Chili (Lal Mirch) powder

•    Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

•    1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds (Til)

 •   Oil for deep frying and for adding in dough

•    Salt to taste

Chakli Recipe Ingredients - Rice Flour
Chakli Recipe Ingredients – Rice Flour

Preparation before Recipe

Prepare Dough: Take rice flour and gram flour in a bowl. Add the carom seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafetida and salt mix everything well. Heat some butter or oil in a bowl and add it to the flour mixture and mix it well. Now boil water and add to the flour mixture. Add more hot water as required and knead dough. Cover and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.

Chakli Recipe Preparation
Chakli Recipe Preparation

Chakli Recipe: Step By Step

1.  Apply some oil in the chakli/murukku maker and take a portion of the dough and place inside it. Put the lid and press and move in rounds to prepare spiral shape chakli. Make small small chaklis on butter paper or plastic bags.

Chakli Recipe Step 1
Chakli Recipe Step 1

2.  When all chaklis are prepared, then take a pan and heat oil for deep frying.

3.  Lift the chakli gently from the paper and dip it into the hot oil. Be careful while doing this.

4.  Don’t overcrowd the pan and fry 3 to 4 chaklis at a time.

Chakli Recipe Step 3 and 4
Chakli Recipe Step 3 and 4

5. Fry them till golden and put fried chaklis on the kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.

Chakli Recipe Step 5
Chakli Recipe Step 5

6. Once these are cooled your Chakli is ready to serve or store in an airtight box or jar.

Chakli Recipe Tips

·  If you want to make spicy chakli you can add more red chili powder.

·  Add 1 or 2 tbsp of water to the dough if the chakli breaks while forming.

·  Add some flour if you are not getting proper shape of chakli.

Nutrition Value of Chakli

Serving Size: 25g

Value Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat45
Total Fat5g8%
Saturated Fat2g10%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates15g5%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Nutrition Value of Chakli

* Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and Nutrition value is a rough estimate for Chakli.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chakli good for health?

No!! It is deep fried and not recommended for healthy eating. You can just have 1 or 2 small pieces, that also when you are not on diet.

What is Chakli called in South India?

Chakli is called Murukku in south

What is Chakli made of?

Chakli is fried snack made by a dough made of rice and besan (gram flour) and spices.

Can Chakli be baked?

Yes!! It can be baked also.

Does Chakli help in weight gain?

Yes!! If you eat in large amount it can gain your weight.

Can Chakli eaten in fast?

No!! it is not eaten in fast.

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