For Day 3 of BM #45, here is another version of chakli fit for the occasion of Diwali or any celebration!

Moong Dal Chakli / Murukku

Ingredients - 

Moong Flour 1 cup
Rice Flour 1 cups
Sesame Seeds 1/4 cup
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Ghee 1 Tbsp
Salt and Red Chilli  Powder as needed
Oil for frying

Moong Dal Chakli / Murukku

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add the moong flour, rice flour, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, salt, red chilli powder, asafoetida and ghee and mix well so the ghee is well incorporated.

Add water gradually to make a soft dough. 

Fill in the murukku press with the dough and I used the star shaped plate as in the picture. 

Heat oil in a deep pan, and on medium heat use the murukku press to drop in spirals of dough. To get a perfect shape, some make these chaklis on an oiled plastic sheet and then gently slide into the oil. I didn't do that as I was racing against time :). I just made shapes directly in oil.

Fry them until they get a golden brown hue. Drain them onto kitchen paper towels. Continue for the rest of the dough.

Store in an air tight container upon cooling. 

Preparation Time 1 hr
Makes about 10 cups of murukku :)


  1. Nice variation. Looks yummy and crispy.

  2. The chaklis look nice and crunchy and I like the use of moong daal variation.

  3. Srividhya Says:
  4. wow lot of yummy chaklis

  5. perfect snack

  6. Crispy and yummy chaklis

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Omg, i can munch these crispy munchies without any guilt.

  9. Sarita Says:
  10. Wow what a healthy chaklis with moog flour! Yumm.

  11. Padmajha Says:
  12. Never tried with moong dal. Am sure to make this...

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. Please get me those murukkus, they surely look so inviting..enjoyed all your festival dishes Harini..

  15. Pavani Says:
  16. Moong dal chaklis came out crispy and delicious.

  17. Kalyani Says:
  18. am yet to begin my tryst with chaklis / murukkus as am vary of the shape and crunch.. will halve ur recipes and see how I fare :-)) looks soooo tempting at 6am in the morning :D

  19. Unknown Says:
  20. chakli with moong dal looks very crunchy and delicious :) I wud love to munch them all now !!

  21. Suma Gandlur Says:
  22. I somehow feel they are are lighter compared to the regular chaklis and love these.

  23. Crispy and crunchy murukku's!!! Perfect to snack on anytime!

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