This is a very simple chakli/murukku recipe with all store bought flours.
Rice flour - 2 cups
Urad Dal/Black gram flour - 1/2 cup
If the black gram flour is not available in store,you can make your own by dry roasting 1 cup of black gram Dal in a pan till it becomes slightly red and a nice aroma comes from the Dal.Grind it to a fine powder in a mixie/food processor.Use as needed and store the remaining flour in freezer.
Chili powder - 2tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Melted butter - 3tbsp
Asaofoetida - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Water required to make a soft dough
Oil - 3 cups
In a medium sized bowl,add the rice flour,black gram flour,cumin seeds,asafoetida,chili powder,required amount of salt and mix well.
Add the melted butter.Add water little by little and knead into a smooth dough.
Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat.
Place the thenkuzhal disc(the one which has three small holes) in the press.Fill about three-quarters of dough into the press.
Hold the press over the oil and squeeze the press in circular motion.Cook one side till it is slightly brown and turn the other side and cook for a few more minutes until both sides are golden brown in color.
Remove from the oil and drain in a paper towel.Store when they are cool in an air-tight container.