Recipe – Chakli or Murukku


Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 16 chaklis


  • Rice flour: 1 1/2 cup
  • Sesame seeds (Til): 2 Tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds(Jeera): 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Lemon juice or curd: 1 tablespoon
  • Oil: 2 Tablespoon and as required to deep fry
  • Water: 1/4 cup or as required
  • Chakli maker


  • Dry roast the Sesame seeds. Grind it to fine powder.
  • Mix it with rice flour, salt, red chili powder, black pepper powder, cumin seeds, turmeric and lemon juice.
  • Add hot water as needed to make soft dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Knead the dough well. Divide the dough into 3-4 parts and roll them into long cylinders.
  • Put one of the cylinder into chakli maker, and close.
  • Press the chakli maker, making the chaklis into spiral’s (like jalebi or mosquito coils) over flat plate or butter paper.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Put few chaklis at one time and fry both sides evenly in medium heat, until they are light brown, this takes 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Take out the chaklis, drain the excess oil and put them in kitchen napkin.
  • Serve hot or let them cool completely and store them in air tight container.

Cook’s Note

  • If you do not have a chakli maker, make the dough little paste like and make a long triangular cone using a thick plastic (like Ice cream cone), fill the thick paste in the cone, cut the bottom of the cone to make a small hole, seal the top of the cone using hand and make the shapes pressing down the cone.

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