Crispy rice chakali/chakli

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Marathi style “Chakli”/”chakali” or even called as “murukku” in south india is the traditional snacks mostly prepared during festivals like Diwali. This chalki is a deep fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour or mixture of lentils flours. This one of the most famous Diwali faraal and today i am sharing my favorite family recipe of instant chakli.

Wishing you all again a happy fun filled and a safe diwali.

PREPARATION TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 30 minutes

SERVINGS 22 to 25 chaklis

INGREDIENTS (1 cup = 250 ml)

2 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 cup besan (roasted gram flour)
1 tbsp hot cooking oil
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
2 teaspoon red chili powder or add as required (lal mirch powder)
¼ cup tablespoon sesame seeds – white or black (safed til or kala til)
¼ cup lukewarm water – add as required
oil for deep frying
salt as required

Directions || How to make Instant cripsy rice chakali.

  • In a bowl add rice flour and gram flour .
  • Next add the carom seeds, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
  • Mix everything with a spoon.
  • Heat butter or oil in a bowl or small pan.
  • Add the hot butter or oil to flour mixture.
  • heat water till it starts boiling.
  • Allow it cool till it turns lukewarm then add the water in parts to the flour mixture. mix with a spoon.
  • Add more hot water as required and begin kneading to a firm dough
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  • Directions making instant chakli:

  • apply some oil in the chakli/murukku maker and place a portion of the dough inside it.
  • tighten the lid and press the chakli maker to prepare the chakli. move in rounds to get a spiral shape.
  • Break the dough towards the end and press it to the last concentric circle of the spiral.
  • Heat oil for deep frying in a pan,lift the chakli gently and slid into the hot oil.
  • Fry 3 to 4 chaklis at a time. don’t over crowd the kadai or pan while frying.
  • Fry the chaklis till it turns golden in color.Drain them well to remove excess oil.
  • Fry the remaining batches in the same way. once the chaklis are cooled at room temperature, then store them in an airtight box or jar.
  • serve the chakalis as a snack with chai or you can just have them plain.
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