Murukku is a South Indian snack that is usually made of rice flour. No festival is complete without these delicious, crunchy, deep fried delicacies.
There are so many varieties and flavours of Murukku.
In South Indian tradition, ‘Murukku' is a part of festival celebrations during Diwali. It is also known as 'Chakli' in many parts of India. The classic one is a rice flour and roasted urad dal flour that is made into a thick dough and pressed over hot oil using the 'Murukku press'.
Murukku press is a kitchen tool used to shape the murukku/ chakli dough, into flat circular spirals.
Variations include making the Murukku base with ragi flour, bajra flour, whole wheat flour, gram flour and seasoned with spices like pepper or red chilli powder.
Apart from serving the Murukku during festivals, these Murukku/ Chakli can also be served as evening snack along with a steaming hot cuppa tea or coffee.
So wait no more, and get ahead and try these homemade murukku recipes in your kitchen.