Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rava Murukku/ Rava Chakkuli / Semolina Chakli

I would like to share one more version of chakkuli /murukku with you all today. This special savory snack "chakli" is prepared using rava/ semolina and rice flour. My family loved the taste of these crunchy murukku.
These rava chkkuli are flavored with black sesame seeds.Fried snacks are always good to have in the evening. Isn't it ? . Serve these yummy chaklis with hot tea/coffee....




original recipe is here ....

 Do try and make your family happy !
 Here we go with the detailed recipe ......


Makes 20-25 murukkus



Ingredients:

1 cup Rice flour + 2 tbsp of Rice flour 
1/4 cup rava/semolina
1/2 tsp black sesame seeds
1 tsp red chilly powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp butter
enough oil for frying


How To Prepare Rava Murukku ?

  • You can buy ready rice flour from market or , give sona masuri rice to mill and get it powdered.You can use idiyappam flour too in place of rice flour.
  • Grind the rava into fine powder. In a big vessel heat water. When is about to boil, drop ground rava little by little with continuous stir.Break the lumps if any and cook till it gets into upma consistency. Let it cool little bit. (couldn't take step by step photos as was busy stirring to avoid lumps)
  • Now in a large mixing bowl add in rice flour, cooked rava,salt,red chilly powder,sesame seeds and butter. Mix everything well to make a soft dough like chapati dough. If you feel the dough is soggy add in 2 more tbsp of rice flour.Let this dough rest for about 5-8 mins by covering the lid.

      
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai/pan.After 5 minutes,take a handful of dough and place it in a murukku mould.Press and make round mullu murukku by dropping on the baking sheet/plastic. 

  • Once the oil is hot enough, flip the sheet one after another using your hand and place these murukkus in hot oil carefully.(please refer my notes section if you are a beginner).Fry these murukkus in medium-low heat till they become light golden brown.(other way of checking is,once sizzling sound stops you can take them out). Strain the murukkus from oil and place them on a kitchen tissue.Fry these murukkus in batches till you finish off all the dough.Once it completely cools down,Store them in an airtight container.


            

          
Notes/Alternative
  • Always use fresh rava and rice flour, it makes a lot of difference in the taste and texture of murukku.
  • Instead of rice flour,you can use idiyappam flour.
  • Do not add more water while cooking the rava and do not over cook.Once all the water is drained or as soon as it reaches upma consistency you are done.
  • If you add more butter to the dough it might break while making round shape murukku.
  • If you are beginner not able to make round shape murukku,just press and make random shape as shown below.. that tastes good too. If it is breaking and not able to make random shape,  then directly press on the hot oil . You will end up making broken murukkus .Taste wise all are similar.

  • If you are finding difficult to place the murukkus in hot oil using your hands here is the alternative...You can use 2 ladles. Make these murukkus directly on the laddle first and then just transfer it to hot oil.

Thanks for going through my recipe , your feed back is always welcome :-)