Chakkuli / Murukku / Chakli is a very popular snack from the Southern part of India, made out of rice flour as a base and then a dal (Urad dal or Bengal gram dal).

Chakli is a simple yet sometimes a complicated snack! The murukkus will end up being crumbly if the dough is too soft or too hard.

Due to this ‘complication’ and also my ‘laziness,’ I always preferred getting a store bought murukku mix to avoid any murukku fiasco 😛

But then this time for Diwali I wanted to try the proper homemade chaklis. I decided to follow the recipe given by one of my closest friend Amitha.

I have always been a fan of her Chaklis but never managed to try this ‘No-fail’ chakli recipe before.

So, Thank you Amitha and to her mom for this amazing recipe :*

Here is the recipe and I am sure you will love this for the simple fact that it is hassle free 🙂



Urad Dal – 1 cup

Rice Flour – 4 cups

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Ajwain seeds/Oma – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1 tsp

Green chillies – Paste of about 6 to 8 chillies

Salt – as per taste

Water – 1/4 cup (or less)


Pressure cook the urad dal with 1:2 proportion of water.


Once done, mash the urad dal well and allow it to cool a little.

Add the rice flour, cumin seeds, oma, green chillies paste and salt. Mix well.


Make a soft pliable dough by adding very little water in intervals. Cover and keep it aside.


Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep frying pan, add the dough into the murukku maker and make  chaklis and fry till golden brown.



The delicious snack is ready to be devoured 🙂



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