Jun 13, 2009

CHAKRALU

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CHAKRALU OR JANTHIKALU AND ALSO WELL KNOWN AS CHAKLI OR MURUKU OR MURUKULU. A perfect South Indian tea time snack, which is famous for it's crunchy, crackling sound. In my child hood Amma use to make a big tin (air tight container) of this chakralu. And she makes many verities of this chakralu some times she mixes the dough with sour curd or with different flours and every time they taste just awesome. And my hubby he likes snack s like this, rather then usual rice or roti. Also he is having a habit of having snacks after his meal; I don't know how he eats snack s after his meal. I couldn't eat any thing after my meal. Any way here is the recipe for delicious and addictive chakralu………
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INGREDIENTS :---
Rice flour --- 3 cups
Besan (senga pindi, chick pea flour) --- 1 cup
Oil – 2 tab sp
Vaamu (Ajwain, carom seeds) – 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Red chili powder --- 1 tea sp
Oil for frying

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METHOD:---
1. In a big bowl mix 2 flours, salt to taste, Red chili powder, vaamu mix well.
2. Heat 2 tab sp oil in a pan and add this oil to the flour mixture and mix with a spoon.
3. Now add enough water and knead in to soft dough
4. In the same time heat oil in a deep frying pan
5. Fix the disc with medium holes in the chakrala press ( muruku maker) and press on top of a polythene sheet.
6. Now lift them from the sheet and drop in to hot oil and fry till golden color in a very low flame.
7. If you fry them in a high flame they won't cook properly and become hard so fry them in a very low flame it will take time but result will be great and you can get yummy and crispy chakralu.

8. And one mere tip I want to share with you all is when you are pressing chakralu press them on the back side of a round ladle and slowly drop it with ladle this prevents oil burnings on your hand
Enjoy your snack.
THIS IS MY ONE MORE ENTRY FOR NAG S MONTHLY MINGLE# RAVISHIN RICE EVENT, STARTED BY MEETHA

28 comments:

Priya said...

Feel like munching few chakralu now, looks simply superb and crunchy!! send me some rekha:(

Padma said...

Looks so crisp and yummy ... so its snack at your place right ... right time to visit u :)

Bergamot said...

They look nice and crispy. Snacking is fun... even I can snack after a meal :-)

meeso said...

Yum, pass some my way, please :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wowww..Rekha what a mouthwatering snack, we call it "Gathiya".

Sanghi said...

Chakralu looks yummy. You are giving a good festive feast these days..! Mmm :)

Sailaja said...

looks very crispy....

sowmya said...

murrukus look yumm..nicely presented..

DEESHA said...

yummy crunchy snack .. yumm

Adlak's tiny world said...

veru nice clicks.. i need them now.

notyet100 said...

lovely click as usual,..snack looks delicious,..

kittymatti said...

looks aawesome dear..feel like eating that entire plate

Hari Chandana said...

woww.. looks very crisp..mmmm chustunte noru oorutondi.. thanks for sharing

Pooja said...

Rekha murukku looks very nice.. guess what my bro used to have snacks after his meal and i used to wonder and ask him how he could manage that.. after marriage to my surprise my hubby had the habit tooo... so i guess there are many ppl out there like that... i dont want to become addicted ...
lol !

Prathibha said...

Nice murukku rekha..They look super crispy and yummy..i think you can eevn send this to Jai's Stacks photo contest..

Parita said...

Hmm would love to munch on these right now!! in gujarati its called gathiya :)

Aparna Prabhu said...

crunchy crunchy.....gimme akka.:)

Varunavi said...

I should stay near ur house,i will shift to abudhabi

Ramya said...

wow Rekha thats all time fav crunchy snack btw, I cudnt open your blog in the last few days?? did u hear the same from any one? or is tht a problm from my side??

Priti said...

Yum ..looks so gud and lovley clicks..

ARUNA said...

Rekha, i feel like i'm in my mom's place now..........chakralu is definetely awesome but ur deepam has created an excellent effect!!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow......my favourite munching snack......can't leave till they are finished......looks yum....

Valarmathi said...

Lovely and crispy chakralu. Nicely presented.

Pooja said...

chala thanks rekha for your reply about ariselu..chakralu chala bagunnayi looking yummy and tempting..love the presentation..

LG said...

How I wish I could take few of those kurukku from the pic and eat them away!!! they look so yumm Rekha :)

Curry Leaf said...

Wow Nice murukku Rekha,Love the pic

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Love the chakli... So crisp! Perfectly done...

Pooja said...

rekha i have something waiting for u in my blog ! please accept !