Chakli is a special fried dry-snack made during the Indian Diwali festival. You can use this delicious Chakli Recipe and make Chaklis a few days in advance. Best part is that you can store these chaklis well for up to 15 days in an airtight container. Chakli is also called Murukku and is one of the kid’s favorite dry-snack in India.
Chakli Recipe uses a special flour known as bhajani. It is a combination of a variety of flours including rice flour, chickpea flour, black lentil flour, etc. The flour is protein-rich. Having said that, this is a fried snack so it contains protein and fat. Sesame seeds and carom seeds add a little extra flavor. Red chili powder adds a little kick to the recipe but it’s optional if you can’t tolerate spice.
This Chakli Recipe is easy to make. Follow this tip and you will get the best, crispy, delicious and golden brown Chaklis – once you add all the ingredients you need to turnoff the stove and cover the pot for 10 minutes. As a result the kneaded dough will be soft and will give you the perfect crispy dry snack.
You will need a special press called the chakli maker or the pasta press. I use this chakli maker made with brass. You can use it to make pasta, fresh noodles and sev (fried noodles). Once done, deep oil fry these chaklis by gently flipping over them a few times until golden brown. Let the chaklis cool down for the perfect crispy taste.
Chakli or murukku
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Add butter, oil, salt, sesame seeds, carom seeds, chili powder and flour to the water.
- Turn off the stove and cover the pot with a lid for 10 minutes.
- Knead the dough in a stand mixer or with your hand using a little water.
- Make sure the dough is soft.
- Use a chakli maker to shape dough into chaklis.
- Fry in hot oil flipping the chaklis a few times until crispy and golden.
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