Tuesday, April 5, 2011

White Chakkali


Ingredients:
Urad Dal - 1cup
Rice Flour - 1cup(aprox)
Jeera - 1/2tsp
Til - 1tsp
butter - 1tbs
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

Method:
Pressure cook Urad Dal and let it cool.
when Urad Dal gets cool grind in mixer and add rice flour and knead it into a tight and stiff dough now add melted butter, jeera, til and mix well.
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.