Friday, August 24, 2012

Wheat & Mung Dal Spiral / Chakri / Muruku

Chakri/chakli or muruku is very popular as snack in India. It is a spiral shaped crunchy spicy snack. People make this crunchy savory snack use with rice flour or wheat flour.In Gujarat (north of India) people make  chakri with wheat flour. steam the wheat flour, make dough with spices and fry chakri but here I make this with little twist it’s really tasty and easy.
1.      2 cups wheat flour
2.      1/2 cup semolina (suji)
3.      1/2 cup split mung / yellow lentil paste
4.      1/2 cup fresh coriander chopped
5.      1 tablespoon cumin
6.      2 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
7.      2 tablespoon sesame seeds
8.      2 teaspoon red chili powder
9.      1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
10.  2 tablespoon  lemon juice
11.  1 tablespoon sugar
12.  6 tablespoon oil
13.  Salt to taste
14.  oil for deep frying

1.      Wash and soak mung lentil in water about 1 hour.
2.      Grind mung dal and make smooth thick paste  
3.      Take one large mixing bowl, add all spices, flour and 1/2 cup mung dal paste. Mix well.
4.      If you needed add water and mix with your hands to make a soft to firm dough.
5.      Cover the dough and rest for 5 minutes
6.      Heat the oil in a frying pan for deep frying.
7.      Place the dough in lightly greased sev maker with star disc.
8.      Form chakris in a circular pattern on a plate.
9.      Once oil is hot carefully fry  2 to 4 chakris.
10.  Once the chakris turn light golden, flip them over fry other side until light golden.
11.  Remove chaklis from oil onto a paper towel.
12.  Cool completely store in an airtight container.         
If you don't have sev maker than divide the dough, roll out the roti ,cut into diamond shaped and deep fry.
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Shobha said...

Never tasted moong dal chakli..looks superb.

Shabbu said...

Nice chakli..looks perfect..
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Meena B said...

wow love those chaklis and the things it shows below. am goin to check out the other things

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Moong dal... Real tasty snacker...

PT said...

cripy and perfectly made..

Deeksha said...

Chakris with mung dal and wheat sounds great. Looks very crispy, well shaped and crunchy.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

never tasted this mung dal chakli ...looks very crunchy...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

my all time favorite... looks so crispy and yummy...

Veena Theagarajan said...

adding moong dhal is so new to me :-)

Priya said...

Wheat & moong in murukku thats truly interesting, you have done beautifully.

kala said...

I am reallyy planning to prepare this chaklis thanks for the recipe

Medeja said...

I don't think I have tasted them..I dont want to buy, but I really look forward to going to India and trying the ones my sister in law would make :D

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

literally I am drooling here..Simple irresistible snacks..

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