Ragi Murukku / Finger Millet Chakli


2 cups ragi flour

1 cup rice flour

1/2 cup roasted gram /  split chana dal/ pottukadala
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp white sesame seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
salt to taste
oil for frying


  1. In a pan, dry roast the roasted gram slightly till it turns light brown and allow to cool completely and then grind it to a fine powder. 
  2. In a bowl, take the ragi flour, rice flour, 1/2 cup roasted gram flour, cumin seeds, white sesame seeds, chilli powder, salt, asafoetida and butter and mix well.
  3. Add required water little by little to this and knead to a soft dough.
  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 directly into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd.
  6. Fry them on medium flame till they are cooked and turn crispy on both sides. Drain on 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…

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