Butter murukku recipe – also known as benne murukku, benne chakli or venna murukku. These are very light, crunchy and have a nice flavor of butter. There are slight variations in the proportions for making these, the recipe i am sharing is what we make at my mom’s home.
If you are a beginner if you may find it difficult to shape the murukku/ chakli to spiral as the texture of butter murukku dough is different. As we press the dough from the mould the murukku just breaks off and that’s how the dough is supposed to be for yielding light butter murukku.
South indian benne chakli or butter murukku recipe below
- 2 cups rice flour (refer notes)
- 2 to 3 tbsp fried gram/ putnalu powder (refer notes)
- ¼ cup besan / gram flour
- 2 ½ tbsp. soft butter (unsalted)
- salt as needed
- generous pinch of hing
- ¾ tsp cumin or sesame seeds or both
- Heat oil for deep frying.
- Meanwhile mix together flour, fried gram flour, besan, salt, hing , cumin and butter.
- Add water as needed and mix together to form a smooth crack free dough.
- Grease the murukku maker and put on the star plate.
- Fill the mould and keep the rest of the dough covered with a moist cloth.
- Check if the oil is hot by testing. To test add a small flat piece of dough to the hot oil. If the dough raises the oil is hot enough to fry.
- Press the dough in the hot oil. you can also make them on a moist cloth. Gently lift them and drop in the hot oil.
- Fry evenly stirring often. When they turn golden, drain them on a kitchen tissue. Repeat to make more until the entire dough finishes.
- Cool butter murukku and store in a airtight jar.
3 tbsps fried gram flour yields very light butter murukku.
How to make butter murukku or chakli recipe
1. Add fried gram to a blender.
2. Make a fine powder.
3. To a mixing bowl, add rice flour, fried gram powder, soft butter, besan,salt,hing and cumin. You can also add sesame seeds if you like.
4. Mix everything well.
5. Add water as needed and make the dough.
6. Dough must be non sticky and crack free.
7. Grease the mould. Fix the star attachment. Fill the mould with dough. Keep the rest of the dough covered.
8. Press the dough on a clean damp cloth or butter paper.
9. Heat oil in a pan. Check if the oil is hot enough by dropping a small flat piece of dough. If the dough raises it means the oil is hot enough to fry. Deep fry them in hot oil.
10. You can also press the dough in the hot oil directly. chakli will break on their own and fall. Fry until golden on a medium flame, stirring occasionally for even frying. Drain them on a kitchen towel.
Store butter murukku in a airtight jar.