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 I love easy recipes!! Who does not ??… I am sure all of us . Today i have for you all one of the easiest and foolproof ” Chakkuli ” recipe. When i first saw this crispy “ Rava Chakli ” in a fb group, i bookmarked it as a must try. In the next few days i saw many people trying it and sharing their pics too. Everyone loved the recipe. This gave me double assurance and i decided to give it a try immediately as Krishna Janmashtami was nearing. And what a fantastic decision that was! They were super crispy ,so easy to make … i m sure even a beginner will have no fuss making chaklis,with this recipe in hand…


Chakli is a savory snack that can be prepared many ways. The traditional way of making it, calls for washing , drying of rice and urad dal. Then powder it in mixer or flour mill. Uff.. so much work..Usually my mom makes this chakkuli powder and gives me every year for janmashtami . For the typical chakkuli recipe see here .But for this year i have my instant chakkuli recipe .Chakkuli made this way turned out to be more crispier and stays that way for atleast a month . They taste super yummy too… you can also check benne murukku

A big thanks to Vinutha Rao ….for inspiring me to try this out and blogger in me is happy for sharing the recipe with more people … One keeper of a recipe ! This Janmashtami you too try making chaklis using this recipe n i am damn sure you ‘l love it …

Check Out the Video recipe here :


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Snack
Cuisine south indian
Servings 20 number


  • 2 cups Rice flour
  • 1 Cup Fine Rava / Chiroti Rava
  • 2 cups Water, -  + if required
  • lemon sized Butter
  • 2 tsps Cumin seeds / jeera seeds
  • 1 - 2 tsp White Sesame seeds / til
  • 1-2 pinch Asafoetida/ hing
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder, - ( optional )
  • to taste Salt
  • oil for frying


  • Take 2 cups water in a wide vessel . Add salt . Keep on stove and bring to boil.
  • When the water starts boiling , add rava slowly.Keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Let it thicken to upma consistency. This may take 1-2 mins after adding rava. Switch off.
  • Then to it add rice flour, butter, jeera,til,hing and chilli powder. Knead into a dough.If required sprinkle little warm water.Knead it into medium soft dough, neither stiff nor loose.
  • Now heat the oil in a kadai / pan.
  • While the oil is getting hot, grease the chakli mould and fix the chakli plate to chakli mould . Divide the dough into parts . Add one part of the dough to the mould & press .
  • chakkuli mould
  • Chakli mold: pic from google
  • Press the dough into spirals of Chakkuli on a wax paper or greased plastic sheets
  • .
  • Once the correct temperature is reached, gently holding the end of the foil in one hand, slowly remove the flattened discs and drop them into the hot oil in batches of 4-5 depending on the size of the kadai used to deep fry.Deep fry them on medium low flame on both sides till they turn crisp and golden brown both sides.Once done, remove from oil and transfer to a paper towel.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining dough.
  • Store the Chakkuli  / Chakli / Murukku  in air tight containers once cooled. Remains fresh for minimum 1 month.


  • If the chaklis are drinking oil ---> addition of butter to the dough is more,or flame is too  low. then either alter the flame or add some more rice flour.
  • If they are breaking while making spiral rounds ---> addition of butter to the dough is more.
  • If the chaklis are becoming soft ---> they are not properly cooked .
  • Check the oil readiness by dropping a small ball of dough into the oil. It has to come up immediately. This shows that oil has attained the right temperature n you can gently slide the chakli.
  • While dropping the prepared chaklis, the flame should be high,once they float to to top,reduce the flame to medium or medium low flame and fry till they become crisp.
  • Do not press all the chakli at one go. Make it in batches. Else they will dry .While the chakli is getting fried in oil, press the next batch of chakli.

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  • Reply
    August 14, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Wow, this is very new to me. Thanks for sharing.Will try sometime 🙂

  • Reply
    Nalini Somayaji
    August 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Perfect crispy chakkuli ..

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    Meena Kumar
    August 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful pics of chakkuli ,Smitha. U are really tempting me to make some today.

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    Babitha costa
    August 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    chakki with rava hearing for the first time will try

  • Reply
    August 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    It seems very nice

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    Poornima hegde
    August 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I love Chaklis, thanks for the recipe Smitha.. Superb presentationtoo

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    August 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Crispy tasty murukku

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    Anitha Kirubakaran
    August 15, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Wow…ths is completely new to me…..thanks fr sharing! Wil try sumtym!

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    Eli Z
    August 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I have only had ready-made – but very tempted to take on this challenge… They look soooo yum on your pics, dear Smitha… **drooling***

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    MonuTeena RecipesPassion
    August 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    that really looks so crispy and super 🙂

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    Sathya Priya
    August 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Very interesting murukku .Would love to try some .

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    Geetha prabhu
    August 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Love to try this…looks yummy

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    August 17, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    they look addictive ..crispy and yumm

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    August 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Looks so crispy and yummy.

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    nandoos Kitchen
    August 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

    tempting crispy murukku.. yumm..

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    Preethi Prashanth Acharya
    August 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    i have tried your rava chakli recipe today and i came really very well..Thank you so much smitha.

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    Sushma Vasudeva
    August 29, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I tried them today and they came out very good. Thanks for the recipe.. I have re-blogged it in my blog. I enjoy all your postings on FB page!

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    Shefali Dubey
    September 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Smitha. I tried this today and came out really nice. I have a few questions though..1. Could you please specify the exact quantity of butter used?I wanted to make a bigger batch and was concerned that i may add too much or too little..2. Can I use oil instead of butter?3. Can I add garlic paste etc to this dough for more flavours?Will really appreciate a reply.Thanks!

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Hi Shefali,Thanks for trying this recipe n glad to know it came out well…Here’s my reply for ur queries:1) in the recipe i have mentioned butter qty as lemon size. That turns to approx 1.5 tbsp for 3 cups of Rice flour + rava mix. Proportionately u increase the qty u want.2) Yes u can use oil. 3) Flavoring is ur choice. U can pep ur chaklis as u wish…

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    Shefali Dubey
    September 23, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks Smitha!

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    Asmitha Raj
    October 22, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Thanks for the recipe… Tried today for Diwali.. Came out really good..

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    November 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Its very new recipe.. crispy it looks..

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    Mobile App Developers
    September 3, 2015 at 9:01 am

    It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

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    Tejaswini Udupa
    September 13, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I tried your Chakkuli…its really so easy to prepare…. & yummy tooo..My kids loved it.Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.

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    Tejaswini Udupa
    September 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Thanks a lot for Sharing the recipe… Tried it today for Ganesha festival…. My kids loved it

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    Tejaswini Udupa
    September 13, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I tried your Chakkuli…its really so easy to prepare…. & yummy tooo..My kids loved it.Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.

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    Pricilla Solomon
    November 11, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I tried you Chakli today Smitha…it was yummy n crispy and bet thing for me was it retained its shape(coz that used to be my problem).Thanks a ton for sharing this unique and easy to make chakli!do u have any recipe for karjikaya

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    Pricilla Solomon
    November 11, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Need recipe for Kajaya!

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    November 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    i willl post smetime

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      Pricilla Solomon
      December 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Smitha This Rava Chakuli is a fool proof savoury and have shared it with many mentioning ur recipe blogg!we enjoyed this chakli this christmas!

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    November 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Karkikayi recipe i have posted .. do check Thx for trying and glad to know you liked it .

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    November 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Tried it for Diwali. Came out very good. Thanx for the recipe.

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    March 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Wow gold color nice chkli. Its just amazing taste. I love it to make and serve to my dear ones.

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    March 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Woom I prepare gold color nice chkli everyone likes. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Rajeev Ajgaonkar.
    August 24, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Simple recipe explained in detail. Thanks.

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    Archana Pradeep
    August 25, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe..I prepared chakkuli for the first time today following this recipe and voilà..they turned out to be great…perfect measurements…keep up the good work

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    March 14, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Hi. Do you use roasted rice flour or unroasted flour?

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    February 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Looks crispy and yummy…Have you used roasted rawa or raw area.

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    April 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Tried the recipe and it is great
    Loved by all family and neighbours and friends. Super recipe

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