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Chakali (murukku) Recipe

Chakali (murukku) is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - moong dal
  • 2 cups - water
  • 3 cups - all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp - chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil (for deep frying)
  • How to Make Chakali (murukku):

    1. Mix 1 cup of moong dal and 2 cups of water in a vessel.
    2. Tie 3 cups of all-purpose flour in a muslin cloth. Place them in a pressure cooker and steam cook them.
    3. Make a smooth paste of boiled moong dal.
    4. Remove all-purpose flour from muslin cloth.
    5. Break all the lumps in it. (If necessary, sieve it to remove small lumps)
    6. Mix all-purpose flour with moong dal paste.
    7. Add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, red chilli powder and salt.
    8. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to form a medium soft dough.
    9. Use the chakli press and press out circles of desired diameter.
    10. Deep fry in oil on medium heat till golden.
    11. Drain and cool.


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