Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kara Thenkuzhal/Spicy Blackgram Chakli

This is a very simple chakli/murukku recipe with all store bought flours.

Ingredients:

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 

Method:

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.

16 comments:

simply.food said...

Lovely spicy sev looks really delicious.

Priya said...

Crispy thenkuzhal looks soo beautiful,feel like munching some..

Kairali sisters said...

Wouldnt mind munching onto these anytime anyday..Looks delish!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Love munching this..spicy and yummy

Sara's Corner said...

Looks crunchy. my fav.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Love to have them any time of the day, urs look the perfect thenkuzhal.

Jay said...

Sounds superb yaar...feel to grab it now..
Tasty appetite

Suhaina said...

perfect tea time snack..wish to grab some now.

divya said...

looks good,yummy n amazing...

Sharmi said...

Nice looking chakli! I liked the pic of kotumalli pulao too!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very nice thenkulal. Great for this cold weather:)

Vasavi Suresh said...

Looks crunchy and yummy..

Nisa Homey said...

yummy crunchy ones....thanks a lot for visiting my space and for the encouraging comment...happy to follow u too.

aipi said...

wow, they have come out sooooooooooo well.


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Divya Kudua said...

I've not been too successful with murukku which makes me apprehensive to try anything similar.Thenkuzhal looks so good!!

Mahi said...

Crispy murukkus! Perfect tea time snack!

Thanks for stopping by Ramya! One of my friend lives is Pasadena too. :)