Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kezhvaragu Murukku | Ragi Chakli Recipe | Finger Millet Murukku | Gluten Free and Vegan Recipe

Ragi Chakli Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

Kezhvaragu / Ragi / Finger Millet  is a gluten free healthy grain. It is filled with fibre , calcium, amino acids , iron and vitamins . It is easily digestible and also helps with weight loss and diabetes. Today I am sharing a healthy snack recipe using Ragi.  

Murukku is a popular South Indian Snack. But the amount of butter or oil that is used to make the murukku makes it unfriendly for those who are suffering from diabetes or are calorie conscious. 

Don't we all tweak recipes to avoid the intake of sugar and oil to control diabetes? This has helped me gain a new perspective on enjoying food without any compromise and also aroused my curiosity to constantly look for better ingredients to cook with to gain this result and fight diabetes as well. I recently found out about Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil and the fact that it is clinically proven to help regulate blood sugar levels, manage insulin sensitivity and also manage blood pressure. Further, the oil is not just for diabetes or pre-diabetes people, but it is a healthy choice for the entire family.

So, I have decided to try out new recipes with Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil and see how my recipes have come out. I prepared the  Ragi Murukku using Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil and they have come out crunchy & crispy and they taste delicious too.

To know more about diabates awareness and how Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil is playing an active role in combating it, do check out

Ragi Chakli Recipe

Kezhvaragu Murukku | Ragi Chakli Recipe :

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time:20-25 minutes
Makes : Around 50 small murukku
1 cup = 250 ml cup
Special vessel : Murukku press, single star shaped plate
Storage : Keeps good upto 5-6 days when stored in a clean, dry, odourless and air tight container

Ingredients :

For the dough :

1 cup ragi flour
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup chickpea flour/besan
1 teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
1 teaspoon chilli garlic powder ( you can also use only  chilli powder)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon curry leaf powder ( optional, but gives a great flavour)
pinch of asafoetida
3 teaspoons hot oil ( from the oil that you use for frying)
salt to taste

For frying :

2 cups Oil ( I used Fortune VIVO Diabetes Control Oil)

Method :

1. In a wide bowl, add all the dry ingredients given under ' For the dough' and mix well .

2. Sieve the mixture.
3. Heat oil in a kadai/wok for frying.
4. Take 3 spoons of hot oil and add it to the flour mixture and incorporate the oil well into the mixture. 
Chef tip : Incorporating the oil in the dough before adding water is a very important step in this recipe.
5.Add water little by little and make a smooth yet stiff dough .

Chef tip : If the dough is too loose, the murukku will not hold shape. If it is too tight, then it will break. These are the indications for you to add extra flour in the first case and more water in the second case. 
6. Cover the prepared dough with a damp cloth so that they do not dry out.
7. On the working counter spread a clean and damp kitchen cloth.

8. Grease the murukku press with oil and fill it with the prepared dough.
9. Press and shape the murukkus on the wet towel .
10. Remove them individually and gently drop them in the oil to fry.

Chef tip : You can also use a greased ladle to transfer and slide the murukku in oil. Before starting to fry, check the temperature of oil by dropping a small dough ball. If it rises immediately, you can start frying. 

11. Once the sizzling sound of oil stops, remove the murukkus and drain them in a tissue paper .

Your healthy and delicious Ragi Murukkus are ready to be served as tea time snacks. 

Ragi Chakli Recipe

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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