Monday, March 24, 2008

Chakkuli or Murku.

Chakkuli or Murku is a fried  fritter that can be munched on any time of the day. There are varieties of chakkuli made from different ingredients. This particular chakkuli is prepared using moong and urid dal with rice.

Lets see the recipe Now
Things needed :
Rice powder: 3 Cups
Urd Dal : 1 Tablespoon
Moong Dal : 1 Cup
Jeera : 1 Teaspoon
Sesame seeds( Till seeds) : 1 Teaspoon
Red Chilly powder : 1 Teaspoon
Oil : To fry
Salt : to taste
Butter : 1 Tablespoon

1. Wash Urid dal and moong dal and  pressure cook with required water. ( 8 to 10 minutes). Let it cool.

2. Take a big bowl and add rice flour, cooked and cooled dals, chilly powder, salt, sesame seeds and jeera.
3. Add butter and mix all the ingredients nicely. Let butter mix with all the ingredients.

4. Add water carefully (little by little) and prepare thick dough. Kneed the dough nicely.
5.Divide the dough in to small portions.

6. Take a chakkuli mould and put one portion and cover its lid.
7. Keep a frying pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and heat.

8. Press chakkuli to hot oil (Medium heat) and fry them till they turn golden brown or crispy.

9. Cook on both side and remove from the pan and put it on a kitchen tissue.

10. Put it in a glass jar or airtight box once it is cooled. Serve with a cup of coffee or tea.

Note :
You can not prepare the round Chakkuli. It is better to press the chakkuli to the hot oil. Do not add more butter. It might turn soft or curdle in oil. Adding more chilly powder is optional. Remember mild spicy chakkuli taste better. Adding urid dal is optional.
Time : 30 to 40 Minutes + Urid and Moong dal cooking  10 to 15 Minutes.

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