In every Indian store around the country you will find Chakli, which is the most sought after savory snack. It is spicy, crunchy, savory and tastes perfect with a hot cup of tea or coffee on any given afternoon. The traditional mullu murruku is a mix of rice flour and udad flour, but chakili is just rice flour and a spices deep fried. I did not follow any recipe, I just went with the flow and made them yesterday. Thought it would be perfect to snack on the whole of next week when my family meets. Its really easy and I was done in 15 minutes from start to finish.
The mold to make the chakili
The press to make the chakili
Tin to store
Rice flour - 2 cups
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp (for spice)
Paprika powder - 1 tsp (for flavor)
Butter - 3 tbsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil for deep frying
1. Preheat oil on medium high. The oil is ready when you drop a piece of a dough in oil and it raises swiftly to the top.
2. Add all the dry mixture into a bowl.Add butter and mix it well into the flour.
3. Add water 1/4 cup at a time and mix well to form a dough that is wet but not sticky.
4. Put this into the press with the star shaped mold and press it over the oil that has been preheated.
5. Deep fry to golden brown. Remove and allow to drain over a paper towel to remove excess oil. When it cools store in an air tight container.