Monday 27 April 2020

Butter Murukku/ Chakli

Murukku is a savoury, crunchy snack originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in southern India, and Sri Lanka. The snack's name derives from the Tamil word for "twisted", which refers to its shape. In India, Murukku is especially popular in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh. It is also popular in countries with substantial presence of Indian and Sri Lankan diaspora, including Singapore, Fiji, and Malaysia.

Murukku is typically made from rice flour and urad dal flour. It is sometimes called "chakli" in Karnataka; chakli is a similar dish, typically made with an additional ingredient, bengal gram flour.

Here I made simple butter murukku or chakli. Its very simple just try to enjoy in teatime snacks. This is our 244th #Foodiemonday #bloghop event, and this time we are back with #snackmania. snacks which we can store for atleast 2 weeks. This is my entry for the event. this theme was suggested by Renu, she owns an amazing blog. To cherish yummy recipe plss go through her blog

few I loved are here:


1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1/4 tsp hing
oil for deep frying
1/4 cup curd
1 tbsp butter, unsalted, at room temperature
1/4  cup water or as required to knead dough


1. In a large mixing bowl, take cup of rice flour.
to that add maida. Also add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin seeds and salt to taste.
then add butter and hing. roughly mix everything.

2. Now add curd and again give a rough mix. slowly add water as required and knead.
knead to smooth dough.

3. Now take star mold and fix to the chakli maker. grease the chakli maker with some oil. this prevents dough from sticking to mold.

4. Now make a cylindrical shape out of dough and place the dough inside maker. Tighten the lid and start preparing chaklis.

5. On the wet cloth or butter paper make spiral shape chaklis by pressing. Seal the ends so that it doesn't fall apart while deep frying.

6 Take one chakli at time and slide it into hot oil carefully directly or use slotted spoon. fry chaklis on medium flame.

7. flip the chaklis and fry till they turn golden brown and crispy from both sides.
drain them to the paper towel to remove excess oil.

Enjoy the chaklis as a tea time snack or anytime :)

Monday 20 April 2020

Potato smileys

We normally buy the Mccan Potato smileys, hence, I never bought them neither made them. This time in our Foodiemonday bloghop event, the them was suggest by Priya which is Cooking with kids. As kids are home and they are enjoying their online classes, still they are getting enough time for play, Tv and their Tablets too. here on weekend me and Prisha tried to make those very famous Mccan Potato smiley and she really enjoyed making eyes and smiles of potatoes. even she wanted to fry them too, but she is just 7 and of course I cant let her work near hot oil. but she rolled, cut and shaped all of them. 

They are actually very easy to make and fun too. amazing snack you can have anytime, whether its tea time snack, or late night snack. You must make this smileys at home in this lock down period. you will definite love it. check out the recipe below and Enjoyy..:)


3 boiled potato
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
2-3 Tbsp Cornflour / Cornstarch
2 Tbsp dry Bread crumbs
Oil for Deep frying


1. Take boiled potatoes and grate them. Now take them in a bowl along with all the other ingredients except cornflour , breadcrumbs and oil.

2. Mix everything well.

3. Now add in cornflour and bread crumbs mix well. Shape it into dough.

4. Put this dough in fridge and let it rest and chill for 1 hour.

5. Now divide the dough into equal portions. Shape each portion into a smooth ball.

6. Take a ball, flatten it out. Now use a straw to make two eyes and a spoon to make smile.

7. Heat oil for deep frying. Drop the smiles in hot oil and fry till it is crispy.

Drain in paper towel. Serve with ketchup.

As the theme was suggested by Priya, She owns really nice blog plss check some really nice recipe from her blog:


Plss go and check her blog by clicking above links and you will enter in heaven of food. :)

Monday 13 April 2020

Chai Masala

Chai Masala powder along with chai and whole spices

I love to start my morning with a cup of Coffee but since 5-6 months I started having tea. (Not in the morning) But in my life I never had tea, but started to have it since 5-6 months. It is a tradition, a culture to have tea first thing in the morning in most parts of India. I started with saffron tea, later slowly slowly its like in this lock down days, I am trying to make tea almost everyday. I tried to make chai masala. Here, on the occasion of new foodiemonday bloghop event we came with #Masalarecipes. I chose to make Chai masala and the recipe is really easy.

Many types of tea people do try to make, like Ginger tea, cardamom tea, Masala tea, saffron tea. here in doha it called Karak tea with all these flavors.

My favorite is Cardamom ginger tea. To enjoy a perfect Chai, you definitely need a good Chai Masala Powder. So, here I share the detailed recipe to make the best homemade tea masala.

My mom used to make Chai Masala and store it in an air tight container and add a little to in tea. Having freshly made chai masala definitely enhances the flavor. It is very easy to make and hardly takes any time.

By adding ginger and this masala makes any tea perfect!! Try this recipe, you will not buy the tea masala from outside, and would love to store it for the enjoyment of tea. check out the recipe below and enjoy the hot sip.

This theme was suggested by Preethi prasad dee.

Check her blog here: Http://


1/4 cup Cloves (Laung)
1/4 cup Green Cardamom (Elaichi)
1/4 cup Black Peppercorns
1 tbsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
6 inch Cinnamon (Dalchini)
2 tbsp Ginger powder
1 Nutmeg  grated
3 Star anise


Mix all the ingredients (except Nutmeg) in a blender and blend to make a coarse powder. Grate the nutmeg in the powder.

Store in an airtight container for up to a month.

Use 1/4 tsp of this powder for each cup of chai. and you will love it.

Monday 6 April 2020

Mixed herbs Flatbread

Garlic and herbs are always my favorite in any forms, whether in breads, or Naan. when the theme came for bloghop as a #Flatbread recipes, I was cleared from my mind that I am gonna make this flatbread. As because of lockdown or self quarantine time, everyone is at home, and in every 2 hours they ask us to eat anything. The question is "Kuch khane ko hai kya?"Even though they knows that one container is full with snacks, cookies and everything what they like, still they want to ask this question.

Yes, its fun too to make some instant or fresh snacks, when it comes to kids favorite, but when it comes to husbands choice, its a long process. We do take dinner light these days, but yes in snack time we are trying different recipes. Last time we made dhokla, this time we made this mixed herbs Flatbread. you will definitely love to make it, it was very light and tasty, check out the recipe below and enjoy the quarantine time ..hehe :)


1 packet active dry yeast
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp mixed herbs
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp olive oil (plus more for coating bowl)
3/4 cup warm water


1. To a large mixing bowl, add yeast, garlic, herbs, sea salt, all-purpose flour, and whisk.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add olive oil and two-thirds of the warm water to start, Stir with a wooden spoon to mix. Add more water as needed until a dough forms.

2. Transfer to a clean, well-floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 2 minutes, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.

3. Wipe out mixing bowl and add a bit of oil. Roll dough, Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap. Set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.

4. Once doubled in size, roll the dough in the flat rectangle shape. arrange on a clean surface, and lay a damp towel on top. Let rest.

5. Lightly grease preheated oven tray and lay down flatbread. sprinkle some more mixed herbs and cover the bread with some garlic butter. And bake it on 170 degree C for 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy it with cheese spread or ketchup.