Monday, August 1, 2011

Crunchy Aloo Chakli(Murukku)

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How comforting it is to have hot tea with super tasty snack on a rainy day??? This chakli is a very famous Gujrati snack.The mixture of different spices and potato makes it taste delicious and crunchy..I call it"time pass snack".I could never stop eating this katta-meetta chakli:))..Here is a reason to have a tea party at your place!!..And I am sure your guests will be asking you for the recipe..It is up to you to let out the secret ingredient..aloo :))..

1) Rice flour - 1 cup
2) Nicely mashed potato - 1/4th cup to 1/2cup(do not add more,it will change the taste)
3) Green chilly - 1 to 2
4) Ginger - 11/2tblsp
5) Salt to taste
6) Sugar(optional) - 11/2tsp
7) Lemon juice - about 2tblsp
8) Coriander cumin powder - 1tsp
9) Room temperature butter - 1tblsp
10) Hing - little
11) Oil for deep frying

Utensil used - murukku press(kozhal,get it in Indian store)

Make a smooth paste of green chilly and ginger in a blender.Mix the paste well with the above ingredients(except for the oil) and form a firm dough by adding just enough water.

Heat oil in a kadai.Divide the dough into equal sized balls and place each ball in murukku press.When oil is heated,press carefully the murukku press in small circular motion,so that you get 3 to 4 chakli's in each batch(if you feel the dough is hard to press,add little water to soften the dough,it will become easier to work with)If it is difficult and hot,you can always press these chakli's on a plastic sheet and then gently transfer it to the hot oil.Low down the flame and fry till the chakli's are nice golden brown in color.Drain them on a paper towel.Repeat the same for the remaining dough balls.

Nice and fresh karakara chakli's are ready!!! Serve it with tea,coffee.Enjoy..

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