Murukku / Chakli is a savoury snack, popular in southern part of India. With a cup of tea, coffee,watching your fav TV shows or cricket,in lunch box or picnic;u can munch on the murukku any time:)I just tried to add little bit of veggies and avoid the excess oil involved in frying,i had done ma bit; U do yours,by adding more n more veggies n fruits in everyday traditional cooking,this is what called experiment with food:)

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  • Yields: 15-20 normal size
  • 2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1 tsp red chilli paste
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt as per taste
  • tomato puree as needed (blanched,peeled,pureed and strained)
  • parchment paper

Preheat oven @ 160 dehree c for 10 minutes,line the baking tray with parchment paper.


Combine the flour,salt chilli paste,oil,asafoetida,sugar in a big vessel,add tomato puree as needed to make semi stiff dough.


Put the dough into the murukku press. Press out murukkus on the prepared tray,leaving space in between.


Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.When one side of murukku turns golden gently flip over and again bake til golden and crispy.
Cool on wire rack for 5-7 minutes and store in a air tight jars.

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i like home made chakli,murukuu,sago papad,rice papad,poha papad,which i eat from childhood more than any other munchies brought from market,and i really don"t know that by helping the mother in the kitchen while making all this snacks ,when i myself become an expert:)

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By Sangeeta on Jul 28, 2011

Hi Krithika,it"s really tasty.And it will stay fresh for 20-25 days,just cool little bit on wire rack n store in a air tight container:)

By krithika on Jul 27, 2011

This is really interesting... Does it taste really as good as the deep fried ones and does it stay fresh longer?