Tomato Murukku / Chakli


2 tomatoes
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup gram flour/ kadalapodi
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp melted butter
salt to taste
oil for frying


  1. Blanch the tomatoes (add tomatoes in a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes or till it’s skin cracks and then transfer them to a bowl of cold water), then peel off the skin and grind to a smooth paste / puree and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the rice flour, gram flour, chilli powder, fennel seeds, melted butter and salt and mix well.
  3. Then add tomato puree to this and knead it to a smooth dough. Add little water if required.
  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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