Fry up some chakkulies for a rainy evening snack! Cheranda Nali Appayya shares her recipe.

Chakkuli (Muruku)


  • ½ cup fried Bengal gram
  • ½ cup black gram
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • ½ cup thick coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon jeera
  • ¼ teaspoon of gingelly (sesame seed)
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Roast fried Bengal gram and black gram, then grind to a powder.
  • Boil the water.
  • Add coconut milk, salt, rice flour and fried bengal gram flour and black gram flour.
  • Cook it until it is thick.
  • Remove from fire and pour the mixture into a plate.
  • Add salt, jeera and sesame.
  • Knead the mixture.
  • Press portions of the dough through a chakkuli press onto a paper covered surface.
  • Fry them to a golden brown.
  • When cool, store them in an air tight container.


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