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 them..er...keep munching...it 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...
 

Before I sign off I would like to thank Vani of Illatharasi and  Indu of Kaipakkuvam for giving me honest scrap awards. Sorry folks being honest on internet/virtual world is something scary. I mean it honestly. However I enjoyed reading many honest revelations of  other bloggers and appreciate them.

Sanghi of Sanghi's Food Delights has passed on Diamond Friends award. I honor your friendship too Sanghi.



42 comments:

Vani said...

LG, I wish I could just grab it off my screen and eat em all! I love benne murukku. That's one of things I aways request my mom to bring for me when they visit and I carry back after my visit to India. Thumba channagi kaaNasthaide, Lakshmi!

Priya said...

Yumm!!!just love ur caution..but am ready to had those crispies immediately..

Smitha said...

Benne muruku super agide ri!! Photo kuda sakkat agide!
Bayalli neeru bartide :)

Dibs said...

Aha - looks like you've been busy in the kitchen making some yummy murukkus! Parcel some here! The problem with some these yummy dishes, is that after taking so much trouble and time making it ...it gets over in no time :-)))))))))))))))))).

LG said...

@ Vani,
Same here Vani, we too adore it :)

@ Dibs,
Parcel madona anthane idde nodi..kitchen ge hogi nodidre dabba khali. Belligge ella madiddu nam yajamanru ratre odkotha ella khali madidare :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Lakshmi, nangu irute alwa Saturday varegu ;-)!!!!!!!!!!
Mangala

Cham said...

I want those crispy muruku :) Congrats on ur award!

Suparna said...

hey LG,
lovely pic. I've tasted these ...they are so melt in the mouth types alwa :) great easy recipe ri!
TC

Prathibha said...

I love them..they are crispy n soft at the same time...just melts in d mouth right??
I never made this so far... urs look so good..

Several tips said...

Good post in a nice blog.

Sush said...

This time I have decided to buy chakli mane from India. After I get, the first thing I would prepare is benne chakli. Sadyakke yellige barli heli ee chakkuli thinnakke? I am ready to come to your place too ;)

YOSEE said...

The very name Benne Chakli got my mouth watering ! And then that picture !Nice to read through the second method, but i'll always opt for the first method, hehehehe !

RAKS KITCHEN said...

hmm,mouthwatering,looks crisp and good Lakshmi :)

AshKuku said...

hmmmmmmmmm........ Baayalli haakida koodale karagi neeraythu. Haagu santhoshavoo aythu. Thumba ruchi aagide. Naanu enjoy maadide.

Love,

Ash........
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

sowmya.s said...

yummy..lovethis snack with a cup of tea..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow Lakshmi hege madi kudo avaru iddare nanu full day tintane irtini. Bayalli neeru tumbide mmmmmmm yum.

mgm said...

hi,

iam from Karnataka, one of my primary interest is cooking.
recently i have started to blog Karnataka dishes. can u visit my blog and if u want to give suggestion , give me.
my blog name is RUCHI BY MGM
url is http://mgmruchi.blogspot.com

Uma said...

Please, please, please pass me some Lakshmi! Not fair to eat them all alone :) Tooooo tempting.

Happy cook said...

I love Muruku,one of my favourite snack when i was at home.
Looks crunch and yumm.

Sanghi said...

Wow.. drooling over the murukku lakshmi! If you wish send this to Shanthi's event at http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/2009/09/event-announcement-dussehra-dhanteras_04.html

Indrani said...

HI LG,
even I can't stop these yummy things putting in my mouth..........they are just awesome, never made this at home..but going to for ICC..lovely presentation,LG

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

First time here...nice click..I love chakkli...yours look nice & crispy..

Pragyan said...

These look so perfect! :) Used to devour them with chai during my stay in Bangalore :)

Sireesha said...

My Favorite one...Wanted to grab it from there and eat them all...ummmmmm...

roma said...

This sure is addictive! We always have some murukku in the house :-)

Parita said...

Crispy and delicious..perfect snack!

veda murthy said...

wow mouthwatering lg!i have just been eating so much murukku,chakli and all during janmashtami!

veda

notyet100 said...

umm ,..u reminded me of my college days,..thy look so crisp nd yum,...:-)

Ivy said...

Wow, these look beautiful and love the cookie cutter you used!!

Jyoti V said...

Beene muruku thumb channagi ri..
Photo nodi hage tinda bid beku anisuta ide ri.

Preety said...

love murukku anytime

Illatharasi said...

Murukku looks perfect... want to have them now with hot tea ;)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Favourite munching snack....no one can eat just one will apply to this...looks yum...

Sireesha said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.

jayasri said...

benne muruku thumba chennagide kanri, next time nimthara try maaduthene

Smi said...

Oh I am so late to notice this time..but never late to eat.Laksmhi avvare recipes yeno odta idini aadre gothelle,bangalore alli iddaga iyengar bakeryge yen kammi ella..nannu anthu ee post nodi nathara bari eeve tinta edaddu..

my kitchen said...

Crispy muruku & beautiful clicks

sowmya.s said...

u seem to be busy nowadays..no updates since long??

AnuSriram said...

Thats a nice crunchy munchy snack! Love it!

notyet100 said...

Wish u and ur family happy diwali,..:-)

SV said...

I liked the way u described the preparation method. I do have a question for you, though. If I were to use Rice Flour and Urad Flour instead of the process you've suggested, what are the proportions I need to use? I would appreciate your suggestions. Thanks.

LG said...

@SV,

Dear sir/madam, please read the recipe. Both the methods are described there.