Palak Murukku / Spinach Chakli


1 1/4 cup rice flour, sifted
1 tbsp urad dal flour, roasted
1/2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp garam masala
a pinch of asafoetida
3/4 -1 cup / spinach puree (use as required to make a soft dough)
salt to taste
oil for frying


  1. Grind 1/2 bunch palak with little water into a smooth paste/puree and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, take the rice flour, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, garam masala, salt, asafoetida and butter and mix well.
  3. Add palak puree little by little to this and knead well the dough till it turns soft.
  4. Take a murukku press / mould , use the star shaped disc and fill it with the dough.
  5. Heat oil in a deep pan and when the oil gets heated up, press the murukku in circular manner directly in hot oil. Do not overcrowd.
  6. Fry them on medium flame till they are cooked and turn crispy on both sides. Drain in paper towel and repeat the same for the remaining dough.
  7.  Cool down to room temperature and then store in an air tight container….Enjoy as a tea time snack…
  • You can also squeeze the dough to form spiral shape on a parchment paper and then gently drop to the hot oil and fry the chaklis till crispy…
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