Avalakki chakli/Poha chakli
Avalakki Chakli is well known in Karnataka for its instant chakli variation. Made with rice flour, rice flakes, roasted gram along with spice and seeds for flavouring it is quick to make than the other varieties.
Chakli usually has a few spoons of oil in the ingredients and is also deep fried in oil. Fried foods are often cooked in processed vegetable or seed oils. When heated, these oils can form trans fats, which are associated with a number of health problems, including an increased risk of several diseases. However baked chakli's are much more healthier as they are not deep fried in oil and are much lower in calories.
Besan ki chakli
Besan ki Chakli or Besan Murukku is different from general murukku. There is no rice flour used in Besan Chakli as it is just made of besan or chickpeas flour and spices. It is more soft, crispy and less crunchier than the regular rice or wheat chakli's.
Bhajanichi chakli/ Bhajani chakli
Different parts of India have variations of this recipe. In South India, Murukku is made using rice flour and a mild seasoning of salt and asafoetida. In most parts of North India, Chakli or Chakri is made with whole wheat flour or rice flour. In Maharashtra, it is made with Bhajani flour, a special homemade flour. And Bhajanichi chakli is made with a special homemade flour of rice and lentils called Bhajani.
Butter Chakli is made in a slightly different method. A spoon of butter is melted in water with seeds like sesame and salt for flavouring. To this rava is added and cooked till it thickens and then allowed to cool. To this rice flour and needed water is added to make the dough to chakli consistency, before being baked without oil or fried in oil. However we do not recommend using butter and oil in cooking due to its implications on health.
Chawal ki chakli/Rice chakli/ Rice flour chakli/ Murukku chakli
Chawal Ki Chakli is actually Rice Murukku that is prepared in Southern India. it is generally prepared during festival seasons like Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi or as feast for celebrations and occasions. but it can also be served as a tea time snack for any given day.
Chakli without onion and garlic
Chakli without oil is unheard of. However we can make chakli's without a drop of oil. Just replace oil with nut butter like peanut butter and bake them.
Chakli with leftover rice
Equally crispy and tasty Chaklis can be made with leftover cooked rice and other flours that are easily available in any home. These wonderful leftover rice Chaklis taste so yum that, once you make them, you are certainly going to make them again and again. We just need to reduce the rice flour used and add a paste of the cooked leftover rice and mix with all other spices, dal flour and salt. Adjust the amount of water for the flour consistency remains similar to the chakli dough. The rest is similar to regular chakli making process.
Chakli with jowar flour/ Jowar chakli
Jolada chakli or Chakli with jowar flour is made using Jolada hittu or sorghum flour . This is a vegan and gluten free instant chakli making recipe. it is very easy to make and is delicious. Chakli is a very popular evergreen snack of South India and Chakli with Jowar flour can be made by just replacing rice flour with Jowar flour in the regular rice flour Chakli.
Chakli with boiled urad dal/ Urad dal chakli
Chakli with boiled Urad dal, a popular south indian crispy and tasty snack recipe made with a combination of rice flour and urad dal. Unlike the other traditional chakli or murukku recipe, urad dal based murukku are much easier to prepare as it is made without the spikes. Tt is one of the sought after snack recipe particularly during the festival season of Deepavali or for any other occasions. The most common is the rice and moong murukku or chakli which yields a crunchy and tasty snack, the other option is to use the rice flour and urad dal based combination which is also known as ulundu murukku in Tamil and is known for its taste and flavour.
Many versions of chakli's are super easy to make with easily available ingredients. But many authentic versions require grinding and soaking to make them. Instant Chakli's use rice and refined wheat flour along with butter to give it the crispy texture.
Maida chakli is made mostly in Gujarat and Maharastra in ways similar to the wheat chakli, by steaming the maida flour. Rest of the process is same as making wheat chakli.
Moong dal chakli
Moong dal chakli or moong dal murukku or pasi paruppu murukku is an easy and savoury crunchy evening snack recipe made with moong dal dough. The recipe is similar to any other chakli or murukku snack but just that it is made with split green gram flour along with the rice flour.
Palak chakli/ Palak rice chakli/ Palak rice flour chakli
Palak Chakli is a simple green colored spiral savory snack prepared from palak or spinach puree mixed with the rice and besan flour mix used to make regular chakli's. This is a healthy snack loved by kids and adults and a nice way of ensuing Palak is consumed too.
Ragi or finger millet is one of the ancient grains loaded with fibers, calcium, and nutrients. To up the nutirtion profile of the murukku you can replace the half the rice flour with Ragi flour and make chakli as usual. Non spicy ragi chakli can be made with ragi flour, roasted gram flour, rice flour, cumin seeds, asafoetida, 1 tbsp peanut butter, and salt.
Rava Chakli can be made with just rava and rice flour without any lentil flour. This is an instant chakli making method too. The rava is cooked first in water until it is cooked well without sticking to the pan, then rice flour, salt, spices and right water quantity is added to make the chakli flour non sticky and smooth before baking the chakli.
Schezwan Chakli is made with regular ingredients of chakli but with schezwan sauce added. The schezwan chakli gives a chinese taste to the Indian murukku making it one of the many famous indo-chinese dishes made in India.
Soya beans are said to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, regulate the bowels and relieve constipation and have also been used as a rice flour replacement in making soya chakli's.
Tandalachi chakli or thandulachya chakli is a marati chakli recipe made completely differently from regular murukku's. Made with soaked and, shade dried rice which is ground to flour and sieved. This is then mixed with hot water along with salt and flavouring and shaped into murukku's. This then is dried in sun until it turns dry. This is stored and fried in oil whenever required.
Tomato murukku or tomato chakli is prepared using rice flour, roasted gram, gram flour, butter, tomato, asafoetida and cumin seeds. This is an easy and instant tomato murukku recipe.This tomato murukku or tomato chakli tastes good and is very crispy and light. The best part is, it is very easy to prepare. Just mix in the flours, prepare the dough using tomato paste and usually deep fried in oil.