Chakri or Chakli as it's called in Gujarati or Murukku as it's called in Southern part of India is a crunchy and crispy spiral - a snack with a long shelf life. It's Diwali time and it's also US Midterm Elections time. So here, a Diwali snack with a message 🙂
- 2 cups Rice flour
- 11-12 oz. Sour cream
- Salt, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Ajwain/Carom seeds
- 1/2 inch Ginger, crushed
- 1 Green chili, crushed
- 1/2 tablespoon Sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- Oil for deep frying
Take rice flour, add salt, ajwain, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, turmeric powder (optional), crushed ginger and green chili. Mix well.
Gradually add the sour cream. This recipe does not require any water. Add as much sour cream as necessary to form a tight dough. Mix really well before you think you may need more sour cream. I used about 70% of the 16 oz. pack.
Take the sev maker appliance, brush a few drops of oil on the inside of the appliance. Use the star attachment for chakri. Form a cylindrical shape of the dough and put it in the appliance to the top. Close it.
In the meanwhile, heat oil for frying.
While the oil is getting heated, form chakris/murruku by rotating and revolving rotate the revolve the machine on a wax papaer / parchment paper, or any plate and keep it ready.
When the oil is hot, gradually add the chakris, keeping the heat on medium. Fry on both sides till golden brown.