How to cook Benne Chakli or Murukku

Posted on Oct 23 2018 - 11:05am by kumar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 15 People

    Ingredients to cook Benne Chakli or Murukku :

  • Rice Flour– 4 cups (my cup measured 80ml)
  • Urad Dal– 1 cup
  • Salt-1 tsp or to taste
  • Asafetida or Hing– a large pinch
  • Paprika powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Butter– 2 tbsp, melted
  • Oil to deep fry

    How to cook Benne Chakli or Murukku :

  • Pressure cook the urad dal in 1-1/4 cups of water for 3-4 whistles or till completely cooked. Mash the dal and keep aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the rice flour with the salt, paprika powder, asafoetida, cumin seeds and butter and mix well.
  • Add the cooked urad dal and mix well. Add water little by little and mix to form a soft but firm dough. Divide the dough into 4-5 equal portions and keep aside.
  • Grease the insides of the chakli or murukku press with a little oil and fix the plate with one star.
  • Place one portion of the dough in the press and place the other potion of the mould through the other hole one the top and press the dough onto a greased plastic sheet. Slightly rotate the murukku press round and round to get the spirals
  • Remove the pressed dough from the plastic sheet and drop it into the hot oil. Fry the murukku on med high heat for a min. Reduce the flame to low and fry for a min more till golden brown.
  • Remove the fried murukku from hot oil and drain them on paper towels. Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the dough and serve with hot coffee or tea
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