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The day, when Lord Krishna was born, is celebrated as Janmashtami. One of the most prominent festivals of Hinduism, Janmashtami falls on the Ashtamiof Sravana or Savana month. Onthe day, women in the Indian households prepare sweet as well as spicy delicacies, to celebrate the birth of the deity of innocence. After the Janmashtami puja is done, peoplesavor on the lip-smacking recipes prepared for the day. One of the popular snack item made especially for the festival is Murukku (Rice Chakli). The dishis prepared easily, with raw rice as the main ingredient. In the following lines, we have providedan easy recipe for Murukku.

Murukku Recipe

*. 4 cups Raw Rice
*. Half cup White Gram
*. 25 g White Sesame Seeds
*. 25 g ****in Seeds
*. 2 tbsp Asafetida Powder
*. 100 g Butter
*. Table Salt, to taste
*. Oil, for frying


*. Wash and clean the rice well. Let it out to dry and once it has dried completely, powder itnicely.
*. Fry the white gram well, powder it and keep it aside.
*. Mix the powdered rice, powdered gram, white sesame seeds, ****in seeds, asafetida powder, butter and salt together, without adding water. Take a little of this mixture, add water to it to geta dough like consistency. Now take this dough and twist it into circular shapes of the murukku (chakli).
*. Heat the oil in a wok. Test how hot it is by dropping a pinch of dough into it - if it sinks, the oilhasn't become hot enough. If the dough springs to the top with bubbles all around it, then the oil is just ready.
*. Drop in the murukku gently into the hot oil and fry golden brown. Keep flipping the sides until the rice chakli is done.
*. Store the murukkus in an air tight container.

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