Ghee Murukku/Rice flour murukku is a popular snack in Tamil nadu, India. Traditional Ghee Murukku/ Chakli is prepared with rice flour, black gram flour, ghee and spiced with whole cumin/jeera. Murukku is prepared during all festivals and family functions especially during marriages in Tamil nadu. Now this snack is available in all south Indian states. Prepared murukku can be stored for 1 or 2 months in a air tight container. Some coarsely ground pepper can be added to make it more spicy. Try this traditional Indian savoury snack at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!
Raw Rice 500 gms
Par boiled rice 100 gms
Black gram 130 gms
Cumin 10 gms
Warm Ghee(clarified butter) 100 ml
Asfoetida 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
1. Fry par boiled rice in a kadai till it becomes little puffed. Keep aside.
2. Fry black gram till it turn light golden brown. Keep aside.
3. Mix fried black gram, par boiled rice and raw rice. Grind it to a fine flour in a coffee seed grinder.
4. Add cumin seeds to the ground flour and sieve.
5. Dissolve salt and asafoetida in 50 ml of water. Add this to the flour.
6. Add ghee and knead well. Add required amount of water to make a dough with perect consistency.
7. Heat oil in a kadai. Make murukku using a murukku or chakli press. Deep fry it till golden brown in colour.
8. Transfer to tissue paper to remove any excess oil.9. Store in a air tight container once it is cool.