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