Frequently asked questions about chakli
How many calories in 1 chakli?
Usually there is around 40 calories in a fried chakli and 20 calories in a baked chakli.
How to make chakli crispy?
Ensure to follow the right measurements of rice flour and water to make crispy chakli. If the gram flour is more than the rice flour measure then the chakli may not be crispy.
Ensure optimum temperature is used, at much higher temperature's the chakli could be burnt and at low temperature's they remain undercooked.
Ensure flour consistency is right. If too hard or if too much liquid the chakli may not be crispySift the flours to ensure clumps are not in the flour, this also helps in obtaining the crispy texture of the chakli
How to make chakli soft?
There are folks who want a softer chakli and the secret here is to increase the gram flour to rice proportion, more the gram flour the softer the Chakli will be.
Why does chakli become soft?
When the chakli becomes soft after frying, this means
The proportion of gram flour is higher than the rice flour. Always follow right measurement of ingredients to ensure chakli's turn out crisp
The temperature of oil used for frying is much lower and has not cooked the chakli well or
The oil temperature used for frying is much higher and has cooked the outside too soon while the inside is still soft and uncooked.
Moist dough also absorbs oil when frying but also leaves the murukku undercooked. Adding few teaspoons of rice flour helps in making a pliable soft dough.
What to do if chakli becomes soft?
Ensure the above issues are addressed and try making a new dough addressing the 3 issues discussed above. Once the dough is right Chakli will be crisp.
Why chakli becomes hard?
If the Chakli becomes hard after frying, this means there is less fat in the dough before frying. Just the right amount of fat ensures the chakli is crispy and not hard.
Why chakli breaks while making?
Sometimes when extruding the dough, instead of strands, piece of dough comes. This means that the dough does not have enough moisture.
What to do if chakli breaks while frying?
If the chakli breaks while frying, this means that the dough has too much fat in the dough. Adjusting the amount of fat content in the dough helps with the chakli not breaking while frying. Also if the flour is too moist adding few tablespoons of rice flour helps in getting the dough texture right.
Is chakli vegan?
Usually murukku or chakli is vegan and does not have dairy products, however there are specific murukku's which have little dairy butter added in the dough for softer and differently flavoured chakli's and these are also called benne murukku or Venne murukku.
Is chakli safe during pregnancy?
Baked Chakli's satisfy the craving for crunchies without the ill -effects of deep frying and hence safe to be consumed during pregnancy.
Is chakli healthy? / Is chakli good for health?
Chakli fried in oil may be unhealthy but fortunately, there are several other cooking methods like baking, air frying and healthier fats you can use like nut butters instead to make crispy and delicious and healthy chakli's.Fortunately, there are several other cooking methods like baking, air frying and healthier fats you can use like nut butters instead.
Is chakli good for weight loss?
Fried Chakli is high in calories due to the oil in it and hence not recommended for weight loss.
Is chakli gluten free?
Generally murukku's are made of rice flour, spices and salt and is gluten free. however we also have wheat or atta chakli's that are not gluten free.
Is chakli fried?
Traditionally chakli is fried in oil however it can be made healthy by baking.
How much fat in chakli?
Generally there is around 3g of fat in 1 chakli that is fried in oil.
How many chakli in half kg?/ How many chakli in 1 kg?
Each chakli weighs on average around 10 -15g based on its size and hence around 50 to 60 chakli's per half kg and around 100 murukku's per kg.
Can I buy Chakli online?
There are multiple online sites to order chakli online.
Where to buy Chakli online in Bangalore?
You can buy baked oil-free chakli's and rice murukku's online at www.sampoornaahara.com
Can chakli be baked?
Yes, Chakli can be baked without a drop of oil by substituting oil with peanut butter.
What is the difference between the Indian snacks murukku and chakli?
Murukku is usually made with rice flour, is gluten -free and is commonly available in Southern India however chakli contains wheat flour and is commonly made in Northern India.
What is the difference between Murukku, Chakli and Sev?
The ingredients for making murukku, chakli and Sev vary apart from many other different. They differ in taste, flavour and texture as well. However they are all crunchy indian savouries.