Palak Chakli (Murukku)

Rain rain go away come again another day – remember this song from good old childhood days? I am singing this song pretty much every single day as it is raining everyday. Not much could be done outside and if I decide to go to the mall its crowded due to Christmas festivity or if I take my kids to play areas, it is also packed as everyone is indoors. Thanks to the rain for making every indoor place where I can possibly go is overly crowded. But that paved me way for trying out some new recipe while I am home. Recently my sister got me these crunchy mouthwatering palak chakli’s from India and before I knew they were gone; they were so darn good. I used my time to recreate it and I must say for the first time, they were pretty good.

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  • 2 cups rice flour (sifted)
  • 2 tsp. urad dal flour
  • 2 – 3 tsp melted butter
  • 1/2 bunch palak
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp jeera seeds (optional)
  • Salt to taste
Bite Size Palak Chakli

Bite Size Palak Chakli


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Grind palak with little water into a fine paste. Add this paste little by little to the mixed ingredients to form a stiff dough. Now, either can use the murukku maker using the 1 star attachment or if you don’t have one simply use a pastry bag with a small star tip attachment ( 0 or 4 tip size) depending on the thickness you prefer, add the dough into it and press onto a plastic sheet in a circular shape with as many spirals  and the desired size has reached. Now carefully remove it from the plastic with your hands and  drop it into hot oil. Fry until cooked from inside and then remove and drain them onto paper towels.

Super Easy, Super Tasty, Vibrant ~ Palak Chakli (Murukku)

Super Easy, Super Tasty, Vibrant ~ Palak Chakli (Murukku)

NOTE: Drop a small amount of dough into hot oil and test if the dough rises to the top before adding actual chakli

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16 Responses to Palak Chakli (Murukku)

  1. Priti says:

    great idea of using palak ….looks too gud

  2. The Coastal Living Mom says:

    Wow! I don’t even know what most of these ingredients are, but looks really cool!

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      The Coastal Living Mom, you can find the meaning of the ingredients which I have written in Hindi under “Terminology” page. Try it out and you will be hooked to this snack 🙂

  3. Rashmi says:

    Chaklis look very cute Priya, and the green color…so fresh…


  4. manasaraya says:

    Wow looks very yummy !! I like most of your recipes …very innovative.

  5. Srivalli says:

    Priya, that’s really such an innovative add on!..murukku looks so green and yum!..does the palak addition makes the muruku soft after a while?

  6. Green can be so yummy to taste..Its great.I had tried in my home.All my family members loved it.Its has became a demand in snacks specially with Tea

  7. tresa says:

    Priya, can you please explain how to make urad dal flour at home?

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