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May 4, 2017

Instant Karnataka Style Chakli Recipe – Simple Murukku Recipe

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Instant Chakli recipe - Karnataka style
Instant chakli recipe / Simple murukku recipe with step by step and video. This Karnataka style easy and simple murukku recipe (Chakli in Kannada) using store bought rice flour and besan flour was in my to do list for long time. Recently I got a pack of bull driven cold pressed (Chekku ennai) sesame oil, groundnut oil and coconut oil from Gramiyum – An online store. Product & packaging was too good and its professional too. If you are looking for original cold pressed oils, you can buy them online from Gramiyum. They also have organic honey, natural nuts at a reasonable price. 

My MIL usually says snacks fried in groundnut oil is more flavorful. So I thought of making this easy, Karnataka style chakli/ murukku by frying in cold pressed groundnut oil ( Kadalai ennai).This instant chakli recipe which I had bookmarked years ago from Savi ruchi blog came to my mind. Its an easy, instant chakli recipe made with easily available ingredients. It came out very well with the awesome flavor of groundnut oil. I have tasted this Chakkuli/Chakri ( My friends tell this way) in my friends place. All my friends here make it during Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Gokulashtami festivals.

 Basically I love this Karnataka style chakli a lot and got the recipe for homemade chakli powder from my friend Priya. I will share that recipe later. This chakli is made with rice flour and besan flour. Its prepared without butter or ghee. Hot oil is used to bring crunchiness. So it doesn’t have a melt in mouth texture just like butter chakli but tastes crispy and crunchy. It tastes the best with full flavor by the next day. We enjoy this chakli with our evening tea/ chai. 

As its summer vacation in India, Kids must be nagging you for some evening snacks. Do try this easy chakli recipe at home for your kids!They will like it. Please excuse me for the non uniform shapes. I am not so good  or patient enough in pressing murukku. But my MIL says everything comes by practice. So this year, I am planning to try more murukku recipes. Hope I can make perfect swirls in future.
Lets see how to make Karnataka style Instant chakli recipe with step by step pictures and VIDEO.

Check out my Butter murukku/chakli, Potato murukku, idli rice murukku, Lemon murukku, Garlic murukku too.

Chakli recipe

Chakli Recipe - Instant Chakli Recipe - Karnataka Chakli Recipe

Instant Chakli Recipe - Karnataka Chakli Recipe How to make Karnataka style Chakli/ Murukku at home
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 15 
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Besan flour - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp ( I used Kashmiri chilli powder)
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp (I used black. You can use white too)
  • Asafetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Hot cooking oil - 3 tbsp
  • Water - As needed
  • Salt - As required
  • Cooking oil or Groundnut oil - To deep fry

  • In a wide bowl, sieve the rice flour + besan flour.To the sieved flour, add salt, red chilli powder, sesame seeds and hing.
    Chakli - Instant chakli recipe
  • Heat cooking oil and add it to the flour. Mix with a spoon till oil spreads well in the flour.

  • Add water gradually and make a smooth dough.Make the dough slightly sticky. If the dough is too hard, chakli will break while pressing. Cover the dough with a wet cloth till use. Besan flour in the dough absorbs more water and dough becomes thick over time. So if the chakli breaks while pressing, sprinkle little water to the dough and try again. You will get it right. Sprinkle water whenever needed.
    Easy Chakli recipe - Instant chakli recipe
    Easy Chakli recipe - Instant chakli recipe
  • Take the chakli maker with star mould, fill with the dough. Press it on a butter paper or cotton cloth. Make shapes. Cover it till use else dough will become dry and murukku breaks while frying.
    Easy Chakli recipe - Instant chakli recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry the chakli. When the oil is heated, drop a pinch of dough. If it rises to the top immediately, oil temperature is right.
    Easy Chakli recipe - Instant chakli recipe
  • Drop 2-3 chakli for one batch. Keep the flame medium. Do not touch the chakli for one minute. Let it cook in the hot oil. Then flip it and cook the other side. Keep the flame medium. Cook the chakli till 90% of bubbles cease and becomes golden. Remove in a tissue paper. Repeat the same & fry all the chakli. Store in an air tight box after it cools down completely. Tastes best the next day !
    Easy Chakli recipe - Instant chakli recipe
    Enjoy !

  • Besan absorbs all water in the dough. So you may need to add sprinkle more water whenever needed while pressing.
  • Do not reduce the quantity of hot oil else chakli may turn hard.
  • Make sure oil temperature is right else murukku absorbs more oil.

Try this easy, instant chakli for your kids and family’'. They will love it !
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Malar S said...

Hai! That seems to be good recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing . I am definitely gonna try this out for this weekend. And would let you know my experience.
We also use the Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil at our home.

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