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Diwali Special – Chakali (Muruku)

Chakali ( Muruku) is a crispy and yummy salted snacks made during the Diwali festival along with other sweets.

Enjoy this Diwali with this wonderful recipe that you can make easily at home.

Ingredients & its measurements are mentioned below the video recipe

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  • Channa daal/Bengal gram (1 cup)
  • Urad daal/ Black gram (1/2 cup)
  • Rice (3 cups)
  • Sabudana / Sago/ tapioca pearls (1/2 cup)
  • Chakali flour(2 cups)
  • White sesame seeds(1 tbsp)
  • Red chilly powder (1 tbsp)
  • Asafoetida powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Cumin powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil (2 tbsp)
  • Oil to deep fry


  1. Roast Channa daal/Bengal gram,  Urad daal/ Black gram, Rice, Sabudana / Sago/ tapioca pearls  separately till it turns golden brown and powder them.
  2. Mix all the powder in a large bowl. Chakali flour is ready and it will last upto an year if stored in an air tight container.
  3. In another bowl, take 2 cups of chakali flour, heat oil (2 tsp) and pour it in the flour.
  4. Mix well till the oil is coated all over the flour.
  5. Add the  White sesame seeds,Salt , Coriander powder,Cumin powder, Asafoetida powder, and mix well.
  6. Boil 1 cup of water and add it to the chakali flour, mix well and knead the flour. The dough for making Chakali or muruku is now ready
  7. Fill the chakali maker/Kitchen presser with the dough and give it a circle shape on a nonstick plate or a paper.
  8. Heat oil in a pan till smoking hot and then reduce the flame.
  9. To make straight chakali, directly add the dough with kitchen presser in hot oil.
  10. Deep fry the chakali till it turns crispy.

Crispy, delicious homemade chakali or muruku is now ready to be served with a hot cup of tea.


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3 replies on “Diwali Special – Chakali (Muruku)”

thanks for the recipe. I tried making the chaklis as per the instructions and then went back and checked the video, in your video you mention 2 table spoons of hot oil but the recipe says 2 teaspoons. I then went back and added more oil to make the dough sticky.

Hi Rani,

Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Have changed the recipe instruction. Sorry for the trouble and thanks for trying the recipe.


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