Benne Chakkuli / Benne Muruku

Benne Chakkuli/Muruku is one of the popular snacks in Karnataka. Probably they would never say 'No' to it if you offer them a bowlful of it with coffee or tea like this :D

Caution : Highly addictive high calorie food :)

Here is how you make them :
Easy way : 
MTR or any store bought Muruku mix  - 4 cups
Ghee(Melted Butter) : 2-3 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Sesame seeds -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Omam Seeds -1tsp 
Oil for deep frying. Heat oil on medium flame while to prepare the chakkuli dough.
Mix all ingredients except Ghee. Melt ghee and pour over the muruku flour. 
Rub ghee and flour well. Take 1 cup of this mixture at a time and add water to make a soft dough.
Take this dough in muruku maker and press them to make long sticks. Deep Fry in hot oil over medium flame till it is golden brown.
Drain them on a absorbent paper and let them cool down before you munch goes on batch after batch..
Straneous Way :
Rice/Akki :  4 cups
Deskinned black lentils/Uddinabele : 1 and 1/4 cups
Wash and soak rice and lentils separately for 2 hrs.
Drain water and let them dry separately in a shady area.
When both the ingrediants are thoroughly dried they are milled/powdered together to make flour/fine powder. 
Use 4 cups of the above flour and follow the procedure given above in the 'Easy Way' omitting 'Muruku mix'
Tasty Benne Chakkuli  for you all with little art...

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