Monday, April 4, 2011

Chakkali / Murukku

Ingredients:
Rice Flour - 2cup
Urad Dal flour - 1/2cup
Roasted Chana Powder - 1cup
Jeera Powder - 1/2tsp
Ajwain - 1/2tsp
Til - 1tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/4tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/2tsp
butter - 2tbs
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

Method:
Dry roast the rice flour for 4 to 5 min and urad flour for 2 minutes. Make sure both the flours are just warm and not burnt.
Melt butter and mix all the ingredients well and slowly except oil add water to knead it into a tight and stiff dough.
You need a Muruku mold to make this, There are different attachments comes with a murukku /Chakkalimaker (just like the food processor attachment). I use single star attachment to make this murukku / Chakkali but three star can also be used to make a different shape.
Now take a small amount of dough and put it in the maker and close the maker.
Take an aluminum foil or Ziploc bags with some oil brushed on it, Start pressing the mould and slowly rotate the maker into a circle shape till you form a medium sized spirals.
Now heat oil in a pan when its hot enough to deep fry it add the murukku/ Chakkali one by one( just lift the murukku /Chakkali gently from the foil by using your hand and slowly drop it in the oil.
Deep fry until it becomes golden brown and remove from heat.
Let it cool for few minutes and store it in a air tight container.