Kids Snacks Recipe: Murukku/Chakli

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Hi Moms,

How was your Diwali? Mine was a busy one with Lakshmi pooja and loads of guests. Still I just enjoy the flavour of the season. One dish that my little one loved this time was murrukku, since she does not like a lot of sweets. Though you would find murukkus at many south Indian homes, very few people can make these perfectly. Home-made ones are either too soft or hard. So after years of hardwork, my mom finally got this foolproof recipe from her friend.

It is really easy and the murukkus are so soft and crisp, that they just melt in the mouth.. Since it has urad dal, its very healthy for your kids (loads of calcium and protein) and you can store them upto 2 weeks in airtight boxes. So now is the time you can throw away junk food and make these for your kids.

Make sure you have a murukku maker before you make these:


  • Urad dal (white whole)- 1cup
  • Rice flour- 3 cups
  • Butter/Ghee – 1Tbspn
  • Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Water- very little
  • Salt
  • Till – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Jeera whole- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Oil for frying


In a pressure cooker cook the urad dal with water (1:2) for 3-5 whistles. When it cools just mash the dal and add all the other ingredients and mix till you find a soft dough (similar to puri dough), not too hard and not too soft.

Now put the dough in the chakli maker and make rolls in a hot pan with oil.

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2 Responses to Kids Snacks Recipe: Murukku/Chakli

  1. The diwali is over and still my daughter munches on this …

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