Super Crunchy Jowar Chakri

I make chakri/chakli (murukku) almost every year during Diwali. I have been making it every year using this recipe and it always turns out great. It comes out so crunchy that it melts in the mouth, perfect for the anyone who are not able to eat very hard food. When I use whole soaked sabudana, it is bit hard to get proper circle chakri. So I decide to try tapioca starch instead of whole sabudana chakri and It came out really good. It was slightly harder than my original chakri but It was very crunchy. It was super tasty! So this time I decide to try millet chakri. I had no idea how to go forward but then my experience using millet helped. I used Jowar (sorghum). It was easy to make and needed very few ingredients. It came out super crunchy and delicious. We absolutely enjoyed it.

Millets are super food and good for health. I have not yet tried it in air fryer but hoping it will work.

This recipe makes around 60 medium size chakri.

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Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup jowar (sorghum) flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch (sabudana flour)
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kasoori methi (dry methi leaves)
1 tbsp very hot clarified butter (ghee)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Procedure

1. In a big mixing bowl, mix together jowar flour, tapioca starch, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, kasoor methi (crush with your hands before adding) and salt. Mix it well. Then add 1 tbsp very hot ghee in the flour and mix using spoon.

2. Now boil water to make dough.

3. Use this boiled water to make semi soft dough. First add some water in the flour mixture, mix with spoon. Then gradually using hand and adding little more water, if needed, make semi soft dough. Immediately cover the bowl with lid/plate. Keep this on side for 15-20 minutes. This is an important step and it will help dough stays warm for few minutes and will make very crunchy charki. Very soft dough or hard dough will break the chakri while making.
Chakri dough

4. Prepare balls which can fit in chakri maker so hands doesn’t get dirty while making the chakri.

5. Grease chakri maker from inside. Fill chakri maker with one ball and start making spiral shapes. Slightly push the end of the spiral so the end will stick and will not separate while frying.

6. When oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium. Drop in one chakri at a time using flat spatula. Do not over crowd the pan. Fry chakri on low to medium till it’s golden brown from both sides. Prepare one batch at a time. Chakris are very delicate, be very gentle while frying in the start. Let it get slight hard in frying pan before moving.  You can fry 8-10 chakri at a time depending on the size of your frying pan. When ready, remove on paper towel. Then fry the second batch. I try to keep 10-12 spiral ready while I am frying one batch, so second batch is ready for frying.

7. When all chakris are fried and cool down completely, store in an airtight container. It can stay good for 2-3 weeks. We like to eat as snacks with hot masala tea/chai.
Jowar chakri
Jowar chakri

These chakris are very crispy and melts in to your mouth. It has nice flavour of kasoori methi. You can add yogurt if you like. We serve these with other snacks and sweets to our guest during Diwali. You can make it anytime of the year, whole family will love it.

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Super Crunchy Jowar Chakrii

  • Servings: 60 pieces
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup jowar (sorghum) flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch (sabudana flour)
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kasoori methi (dry methi leaves)
1 tbsp very hot clarified butter (ghee)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Procedure:
1. In a big mixing bowl, mix together jowar flour, tapioca starch, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, kasoor methi (crush with your hands before adding) and salt. Mix it well. Then add 1 tbsp very hot ghee in the flour and mix using spoon.
2. Now boil water to make dough.
3. Use this boiled water to make semi soft dough. First add some water in the flour mixture, mix with spoon. Then gradually using hand and adding little more water, if needed, make semi soft dough. Immediately cover the bowl with lid/plate. Keep this on side for 15-20 minutes. This is an important step and it will help dough stays warm for few minutes and will make very crunchy charki. Very soft dough or hard dough will break the chakri while making.
4. Prepare balls which can fit in chakri maker so hands doesn’t get dirty while making the chakri.
5. Grease chakri maker from inside. Fill chakri maker with one ball and start making spiral shapes. Slightly push the end of the spiral so the end will stick and will not separate while frying.
6. When oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium. Drop in one chakri at a time using flat spatula. Do not over crowd the pan. Fry chakri on low to medium till it’s golden brown from both sides. Prepare one batch at a time. Chakris are very delicate, be very gentle while frying in the start. Let it get slight hard in frying pan before moving.  You can fry 8-10 chakri at a time depending on the size of your frying pan. When ready, remove on paper towel. Then fry the second batch. I try to keep 10-12 spiral ready while I am frying one batch, so second batch is ready for frying.
7. When all chakris are fried and cool down completely, store in an airtight container. It can stay good for 2-3 weeks. We like to eat as snacks with hot masala tea/chai.

These chakris are very crispy and melts in to your mouth. It has nice flavour of kasoori methi. You can add yogurt if you like. We serve these with other snacks and sweets to our guest during Diwali. You can make it anytime of the year, whole family will love it.

Enjoy!
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