Butter Mudukku/Benne Chakli

Butter Mudukku or Benne Chakli Recipe
  • Snacks
  • Servings
  • 3Spicy
  • 1 Hrs, 10 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : South Indian
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What is Janamashtami without murukku/chakli! Benne Chakli is one of the popular snacks prepared during Janmashtami.


Rice flour - 1 cup

Fried gram flour* - 1/2 cup

Melted ghee - 3 tsp

Salt needed

Hing/asafoetida -  a generous pinch

Oil for deep frying



Kadai, Spoon

Step By Step Method

  • Grind fried gram or chutney kadhai to a fine powder and sieve it. Take 1/2 cup (flat) of this flour and keep it ready. Sieve rice flour also. Grease the murukku maker.

    ?In a bowl, mix together rice flour, fried gram flour, melted ghee, salt needed and hing. Sprinkle water and make a soft but stiff dough. (It should not be too soft nor too hard). Heat oil in a kadhai, add a small bit of dough, if it raises to the surface immediately, then the oil is hot enough for frying the murukkus. Reduce the flame to medium  and using a single star disc, squeeze murukkus as shown in the picture above either on a plastic sheet or on the back of a slotted ladle or on a small plate (seal the end of the murukku after squeezing)  and then gently slide  2-3 murukkus into the hot oil. Fry both sides until golden brown and remove from oil. Drain the excess oil on a paper towel. Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the dough. Store it in an airtight container once it cools down.


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