Rava Chakli / Rava Murukku
It’s a tasty snack, made of rava (sooji), rice flour and spices. These chaklis are best with tea or coffee. Easy to prepare and delicious too !!!
1 cup (Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml capacity) rava (sooji)
2 cups water (200 ml)
3 tablespoons rice flour
1 1/2 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoons cumin seeds (jeera) or ½ teaspoons black sesame seeds (or black til)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon hing (asafetida)
300 ml oil (to fry chakli)
In a pot, boil 2 cups of water. When the water boils vigorously, pour rava slowly and mix well. Switch off the heat and keep it covered for 15 minutes. Now the consistency of the rava is like a porridge.
In a wide bowl, mix cooked rava with 1 teaspoon oil, cumin seeds, rice flour (maximum 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon, adding rice flour depends on texture and quality of the rice flour)), salt and hing. Combine all the ingredients together and make a soft dough. Finally, add remaining ½ teaspoon oil and knead well.
Put this soft dough into a murukku / chakali mould and press it to chakli shape on a clean plastic sheet or aluminum foil.
Heat oil in a wide kadai/ frying pan and reduce the heat to medium. Please do not fry on high heat. Transfer chakalis / murukku (3 – 6 at a time. It depends upon the size of the kadai and quantity of the oil) into the hot oil and deep fry on a medium heat until golden color and crisp on both sides.
Drain out from the oil and place it on kitchen towel / paper towel to absorb extra oil. Please use 2 – 3 paper towels to absorb extra oil. Once chakali cools, store it in an airtight container. Serve with tea or coffee.