Oct 24, 2008

Potato Chakli/Murukku

Today is a big day for us. 4 years of sharing, romance, companionship & friendship. I made Bisibele bath as the main dish & as we were longing to eat something crispy, I made potato chaklis. We are going to enjoy them during the festival as well. :)

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Ingredients: -
1 1/2 cups potatoes, boiled & mashed
3 cups Maida
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp Butter
2 tsp red chili powder
Oil for deep frying

Method: -
1. Boil the potatoes & mash them without forming lumps.
2. Tie maida in a thin cheese cloth like a bundle.
3. Steam the maida bundle for half an hour. I used a steamer. If steaming in a pressure cooker, keep the bundle in the cooker container & steam without putting the weight.
4. After steaming, when it is still warm, crush the maida in the muslin cloth itself & then sieve the flour.
5. Mix the flour with mashed potatoes along with red chili powder, salt, butter, roasted cumin & sesame seeds.
6. Add very little water & make a smooth thick dough.
7. Put the two stared dick in the chakli maker. I applied butter inside the outer press & outside the inside press.
8. Take hand full at a time & put it in chakli press. Keep the rest of the dough covered in a damp cloth.
9. Squeeze out & prepare small spirals on a butter paper.
10. Drop one after another in hot oil. Deep fry on both sides till they turn slightly light brown.
11. Remove from oil & drain out excess oil on a colander.


Shruthi Hebbur said...

Thanks for the recipe .looks yummy. i shall try out sometime

Sagari said...

never heard of potato chakli, looks very yummyyyy ,love it

LG said...

Potato and Chaklis?? ..very new recipe to me. Thanks for sharing. Deepavali Habbada shubhashayagalu.

Srivalli said...

Thats really very innovative!..thanks for the entry!

Sia said...

Very unique murukku.

Vani said...

Potato in murukku?! Must've been really tasty!:)

easycrafts said...

Thats quite innovative...thanks for the delicious entry

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