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moong dal chakli
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Moong dal chakli recipe

Moong dal chakli or pasi paruppu murukku is a super easy snack you can prepare at home in easy steps.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 35 murukku


  • ½ cup Moong dal pasi paruppu
  • 2 cups Rice flour I used idiyappam flour
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds I did not add, but recommend
  • 1 tablespoon Butter at room temperature
  • Salt as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafoetida I used solid asafoetida dissolved in water
  • Oil to deep fry


  • Measure moong dal and wash it once firstly.
  • Then add 1 cup water and pressure cook directly in a small pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Once done, let pressure release naturally. After that, mash smoothly immediately.
  • I used my sauce whisk, you can use a potato masher or even give it a grind in mixie once cooled.
  • Then take a mixing bowl. Place all the ingredients in it except oil.
  • Mix well firstly. After that, add water little by little and make a smooth, pliable, soft dough.
  • Take murukku press with star shaped hole.
  • Fill it with dough. Meanwhile, you can heat oil in a kadai.
  • You can choose to directly squeeze murukku in oil. Or, grease few ladles and squeeze murukku over it.
  • Do not layer too much, squeeze so that it's not over lapping too much.
  • Invert gently into hot oil. Once bubble reduce, flip and cook.
  • Let the bubble sound reduce totally. Drain from oil and place over paper towels.
  • Repeat to finish. Cool down completely before storing in airtight container.



  • I actually forgot to add cumin seeds, but please add it as it adds good flavor as well as helps with digestion.
  • Make murukku as soon as you make the dough. If you rest the dough, it will turn reddish fast.
  • If you are making a large amount, make the dough in batches.