Ragi Moong dal Murukku/Ragi Payatham Paruppu Murukku/Ragi Chakli

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, November 18, 2013

After trying my hand with Moong flour murukku/chakli, i wanted to make it traditionally using cooked dal. Same time, i saw +Priya Suresh posting variety of snacks using millets. So taking inspiration from there, i tried this ragi flour and moong dal murukku. It came out super crispy and a perfect diwali treat for my friends too.
This murukku i made especially for my lil fella Bala. He loved the moong flour murukku, but found it a bit difficult to hold the swirly snack, he prefered broken pieces than a whole muruku. So, i made these thool muruku/broken murukku for him to enjoy. He was so after the muruku dabba/box, it vanished in a week. The elder one was a bit hesitant to try these, since he thought they were burnt muruku!!! :( Had to explain a lot to make him try,though he liked the taste, he preferred the white murukku for the obvious reason.
1 Cup Ragi flour
1/2 cup Rice flour
3/4 Cup cooked moong dal
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
2 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp hing
1 Cup of warm water
Oil for Deep Frying the Murukku
  • Pressure Cook a Cup of Moong dal with 1.5 Cups of water until soft. It should be really soft. This cooked moong dal is going to give moisture to the murukku so, make it really soft.
  • Once the pressure releases, Take the given measurement separately in a large bowl, add ragi flour and rice flour, salt, white sesamed seeds, butter and hing.
  • Mix well to resemble a coarse mixture. Now add Warm water little by little and make a soft dough.
  • Heat oil in a wide kadai/pan for deep frying. Divide the dough into 4 parts. Take one part of the dough.  Knead well  and put it in the murukku/chakkli press. I used the 3 - holed mould. You can even use single star mould.
  • Press the dough into the hot oil making small swirls.Turn the murukku using a slotted spoon after a minute. When the sizzle seizes, take it out using slotted spoon, and drain on a kitchen towel. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough. 
  • When the murukku/Chakkli cooled completely,  transfer it to an air-tight container. 
Sending this to ONLY Diwali Treats, happening +Nivedhanams Sowmya , an event by +Pari VasishtFoodabulous Fest - Celebrate November month, happening @ Simply Tadka.

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  1. Looks super crunchy Priya ! The lil fella must have had a feast with this..

  2. A very healthy snack.

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  3. Looks so yummy and delicious!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...


  4. It is an interesting twist to murukku. i have never tried ragi flour. Bookmarking this one Priya.

  5. A very healthy snack and you have made it very nicely Priya...

  6. That's a nice one my mil makes it at times..

  7. This looks yum, very healthy...

  8. Ragi dal murukku looks new & unique, will give a try

  9. These are one healthy murukulu. I never tasted ragi muruku but am sure it tasted awesome

  10. Its awesome, that crispy crunch with healthy ingredients are tempting and so good. I don't mind snacking on lots of it without worrying about the effects of it.

  11. Great murukku, healthy version shall try to make some

  12. Very interesting murukus with ragi flour.

  13. very very healthy and crispy murukku to munch in the evening :) Looks yumm !!

  14. Wow.. look so beautiful and delicious... Thanks for sharing this recipe with my event.

  15. Super crunchy murukku..I made a variation of these the other day but forgot to click and they are cleaned out already!

  16. Thanks Priya for mentioning about me, honoured dear... Ragi & moongdal that sounds fabulous for me.. now am waiting to give a try to this combo..

  17. Whats the shelf life for this murukku since it has cooked moong dal??

    1. Since it is deep-fried, the shelf life is same as like that of other muruku's anju!! It will stay well on the counter for good 2 weeks.


Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!