August 30, 2011

Chakli for Lord Ganesha

Just as little Krishna loves fried snacks, Ganesha loves good food too :) which is why a whole lot of sweets & savouries are made for Ganesh Chaturthi. 

My MIL made a huge batch of Chaklis this morning & I took a few pictures before they are stored away so that no one can eat them before it is offered to the Lord. So these yummy Chaklis are for Lord Ganesha.


Chakli


There are tons of recipes for making Chaklis. A few use Maida or All purpose flour, whereas a few use  besan & rice flour, The one that I've made uses Rice flour & Urad dal in a proportion of 4:1. The rice flour along with melted butter lends a crisp texture to the chaklis while the urad dal adds a very yummy taste.

You Will Need:
  • 4 cups Rice flour
  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 2 1/2 tbsp melted butter
  • salt as per taste
  • A bit of Hing
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Oil for deep frying

How To:
  • Pressure cook urad dal until mushy. allow it to cool & knead into a smooth paste.
  • In a large bowl, sift rice flour, add melted butter, Hing, cumin seeds, salt & Urad dal paste.
  • Add very little water & knead into a smooth stiff dough.
  • Fix the 1 star attachment into the chakli maker. Take a small amount of dough & place it inside the chakli maker. Press the dough on a plastic sheet & as you press the dough, rotate the chakli maker round & round until it forms a circle. It should form a medium sized circle..
  • Transfer the chaklis from the plastic sheet to your hands & carefully drop them in hot oil.
  • Fry 3 - 4 chaklis at a time. Fry until it turns slightly golden in color.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon & dry on paper towels. Allow it to cool & store in air tight jars.
Enjoi them with a hot cup of Coffee ...

Hope you guys have a great time celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi ..

This goes to Anjali's place for the event for Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

25 comments:

Sowmya said...

crunchy murukku n wonderful presentation,lovely click!bookmarked..thanks for the recipe dear!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow so crunchy murukkus love them..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks so divine....wonderful picture and yummy chaklis

Kadhyaa... said...

crunchy and yummy chaklis..My all time fav..wish you and your family happy Vinayaka Chathurthi

Reva said...

Absolutely beautiful snack:)
Reva

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Looks beautiful!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

So perfect shapes! I make a different way...this sounds great too!

Hari Chandana said...

Chakli looks very delicious and perfect.. thanks for sharing :)
Indian Cuisine

notyet100 said...

Luv ur clicks,happy festival

hemalata said...

Lovely snack,looks so crunchy and delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chakkis look so tasty and crunhy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

superb and so crunchy looking chakli. I love that cute spoon too :)

Sush said...

We too make it with exactly the same measurements! My next post is the same :)
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Perfectly made it dear,luks too gud...Happy ganesh chathurthi to u n ur family...

Madhavi said...

Oh wow super perfect chakli...yummoo!!

Anjali said...

Hi Deesha! Super crunchy chaklis, am looking fwd to the link up for the Ganapati Festival event I am hosting. Pl. spread the word.

Priya said...

Looks prefect and absolutely irresistible..

Pinky said...

Lovely chaklis, was planning to prepare chaklis 2day, will surely try this method

Prathima Rao said...

Crspy & perfect chaklis!! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you & your family!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

M D said...

Your murukkus look crisp and well done. Perfect to impress Lord Ganesha! Happy Chaturthi!

Shri said...

Happy Ganesh Chathurthi..The Murukkus look perfect..

Sia said...

~crunch, munch ~
they look lovely D! Wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ganesha Chaturthi!

chitraj.hegde said...

That's looking awesome.....well done....Happy festival.....Chakli looks very very yummy.....even i will b posting it very soon...

Pinky said...

Hi Deepthi, tried these chaklis some days back and they cme our very nice. Thanx 4 sharing the recipe

DEESHA said...

I'm glad you liked it, Pinky