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Butter Murukku Bytes – Butter Chakli Recipe

Meet Butter Murukku, the famous tea-time snack from Tamil Nadu. It is also a traditional Indian snack and is made during festivals, especially for Krishna Jayanti. But we all know that we don’t need reasons to make snack bite, we just need to be hungry and driven by passion.

It is made from rice flour (and also urad dal flour) and seasoned with salt as well as some aromatic spices. The snack is golden-brown in hue and has a great crunchy texture.

Did you know the term Murukku is actually derived from the Tamil language and it roughly means “to twist”?

Now all you need is your favourite cup of steaming hot chai, gather friends and family, and enjoy this amazing South Indian delicacy.

Since they are deep-fried they can be stored in an air-tight container.

Let’s get started with the recipe.

Butter Murukku Bytes and Text Recipe Below

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Butter Murukku Bytes

Calories 1584kcal


  • 1 Cup Rice Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Chickpea Flour Roasted
  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp. Asafoetida
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame seed
  • Salt to taste


  • Take a pan and heat little less than 1 cup of water.
  • Add Cumin seeds, Asafoetida Sesame seeds and salt to taste in lukewarm water.
  • When water comes to boil, add butter and stir it well to melt the butter in the concoction. Turn off the flame.
  • In a big bowl, take rice flour and roasted chickpea flour and give it a dry whisk. Add the butter and spices mixed water from the pan to form soft and smooth dough. Also, add a teaspoon of oil to make the dough smoother.
  • Rest the dough for 5-10 minutes.
  • Grease the Chakli or Murukku jaali and also the maker.
  • Take half of the dough and form it into a roll to put it in maker. Press the dough so that it fits the machine size and close the lid.


Calories: 1584kcal | Carbohydrates: 187g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 78g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 1040mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1954IU | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 11mg
Nutrition Facts
Butter Murukku Bytes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1584 Calories from Fat 702
% Daily Value*
Fat 78g120%
Saturated Fat 41g256%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 608mg26%
Potassium 1040mg30%
Carbohydrates 187g62%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1954IU39%
Calcium 265mg27%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You can also sprinkle some chat masala to enhance its flavours. You can also add spices and make masala Murukku recipe for a spicier version of butter Chakli/chakri.

Do try this recipe and share the pictures and your experiences with me.

Happy Cooking!

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