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Chakli Recipe Preparation Steps

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Chakli recipe quick preparation steps. Simple process to prepare Chakli in 10 min.

Chakli is a crispy snack that is meticulously prepared to get amazing twists. It is popular for many important festivals and special occasions. This traditional snack of South India is popular all over the country.

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Story/History of recipe

Chakli is a traditional Indian snack that is originally from Tamil Nadu. The Kannada word 'Murukku' means "to twist". There are many varieties of Chakli available, they come in unique shapes and sizes. Chakli is one of the popular ones. It has an amazing look with more twists and is available from smaller ones to a bigger size of upto 9 layers. It is specially prepared for festivals like Diwali, Krishna Jayanti , Gowri Hunnime and many more.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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The following are the ingredients needed to prepare around 8-10 medium sized Chakli,

  • Raw rice - 1 1/2 cup (rice flour - 2 cups)
  • Urad dal - 4 tablespoons (Urad dal flour - 2 tablespoons)
  • Water - 1/2 or as required for dough
  • Butter - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon 
  • Asafoetida/Hing - a pinch
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - as required for deep fry.

Preparation Steps

For preparing dough:

Rice flour :

  1. Rinse and soak around one and a half a cup of raw rice in water for about 1-2 hours, drain the water and dry them using a white cloth for a few minutes.
  2. Grind them into fine powder, sieve and take two cups of this flour for preparing Suthu murukku.

Urad dal flour:

  1. Dry roast around four tablespoons of urad dal for a couple of minutes until it turns light brown.
  2. Grind this into fine flour. Sieve and take two tablespoons for preparing Chakli
  3. Take a large bowl, add two cups of rice flour, two tablespoons of urad dal flour, cumin seeds, asafoetida, salt and butter. Give it a good mix.
  4. Add water and knead well. Manage the consistency by adding water as required for a soft dough. 
  5. It needs to be slightly sticky and soft.

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Nutritional Value

  • Carbohydrates - 10.4 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 4.5mg
  • Magnesium - 35 mg
  • Potassium - 12.9 mg
  • Rice flour can be a healthy alternative for wheat in case of a gluten free diet.
  • Urad dal is rich with minerals such as phosphorus and calcium that helps with bone and teeth health.
  • It also contains magnesium, potassium and iron which are good for the heart, boosts immunity and improves the digestive system.
  • Along with the iron content it is also rich in protein and fibre hence ideal to be included in a weight loss diet and helps to increase the energy levels.
  • Cumin seeds help with good digestion.


  • Manaparrai, a town in Tamil Nadu is famous for Murukku and they deliver these traditional snacks to the whole and outside of India.
  • While most of the other types of murukku need a Chakli maker
  • South Indians include this with their return gifts on marriage occasions along with sweets. It is also offered in temples.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant quantity of 2-3 small/medium sized Chakli can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • It is perfect as an evening snack.

Eat along with:

  • This can be eaten alongside a hot cup of tea or coffee.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • As it is a deep fried snack it is advised to not consume often.



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