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Friday, June 17, 2011

Ragi Chakli ~ BM#6

Check what the other marathoners are cooking on this second day of BM#6 while I am presenting these yummy ragi chaklis. 
Ragi chaklis taste absolutely fabulous though they may not be one of those visually stunning munchies one comes across. Sesame - cumin combo dominate the flavor department making these chaklis very addictive. If you have kept away from ragi because of its earthy flavor, then I would highly recommend trying these chaklis or the cookies I previously posted. This delicious, crunchy snack is a perfect companion for your evening cup of coffee / tea or a right one to just munch on.

Ingredients: (for 25 small sized chaklis)
1 cup ragi flour
1/4 cup each - urad dal flour (skinned blackgram flour)
1/4 cup - powdered daliya / roasted chick peas / pappulu
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp ghee
Oil to fry the chaklis
(Note: I mean standard American measuring cups when I mention the quantities.)

Utensils needed:
A mixing bowl for the dough, a kadai to fry in, chakli press with 3 star disc and a big slotted spoon

Making chaklis:
* Heat oil in a kadai on medium flame.
* Meanwhile, combine the flours, salt, sesame seeds and cumin seeds in a mixing bowl. Add the ghee and rub into the mixture. Then add water slowly to the flour mixture to form firm dough that can be passed through the chakli press.
Now to test whether the oil is hot enough to fry, slowly slide a pinch of dough into the oil. If it sizzles and comes to surface, then the oil is ready. If not, heat the oil a little longer.
* Take a small portion of the dough and fill in the chakli press. (Use the disc with three stars.) Using your hands, press the mould over the hot oil making circling motion so that coils of dough from the mold dropping into the oil make a circle shape. (Don't worry if you don't get perfect circles.) Fry on low flame till they are fried through out uniformly both sides and turn crisp.

* Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.



Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

whoa !!! That sure looks crunchy and superb snack :)

Jayashree said...

They look perfectly crisp and just right with a cup of tea.

Mélange said...

Super healthy snack with ragi !

Priya said...

Crispy chaklis looks super inviting,love this ragi chaklis very much..wonderful healthy snack for the sure..

simply.food said...

Perfect crunchy and delicious.

Raji said...

Nice and healthier than the usual chaklis...irresistible munchies.

Usha said...

The chaklis look crunch and are super healthy

Nitha said...

Any crispy n crunchy snacks are always welcome.. This looks great..

Sobha Shyam said...

very crispy and yummy snack..perfect with a hot cup of coffee..


PriyaVaasu said...

Love them anytime!!!! Making them with ragi, makes it healthy, an excuse we can think of while munching them!!!!

Saras said...

looks crispy & healthier too..perfect to munch..

harini-jaya said...

crunchy ragi murukku..thats a fabulous idea..I am trying them right away :)

Archana Vivek said...

perfect combo. Very crispy and looks nice Suma.

Nisha said...

I'm going to try this , yummy and healthy.

DD said...

wow!!! they look great :)
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Vardhini said...

Murukku with ragi is new to me .. Looks good.

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Mom Chef said...

Crispy and superb snack !! :)

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

they r so perfect for tea..

Cefzil said...

I was searchng for blogs related to indian dishes.Is it possible to use corn with it.Great work .My kids will love it.


One Healthy Cook said...

Ragi in chakli..super duper healthy...looks really crunchy.

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Aarthi said...

crunchy dish

Kairali sisters said...

awesome and crispy crunchy snack!

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy cruncy and perfect chakli

Srivalli said...

Looks so crunchy. I see that you have not added rice flour at all..will they say crunchy for longer days? I guess pappulu will help that?..will love to make these sometime..