Friday, January 8, 2010

Murukku

Murukku is an Indian snack served along with coffee or tea. It is generally prepared with rice flour and a gram flour.

Xav loves murukku with coffee like anything. So, I specially made it for him.
Here is the murukku I prepared for hubby as my Christmas gift.

I know, making murukku is not a big deal for anyone who loves to cook. But I have not ventured myself in this art for quite a long time because of my fear on hot oil:( There are so many ways to make murukku, but I planned to follow my mother's recipe , which has never disappointed me at any point of time :)

I started by 10.30 Am and completed successfully by 12 noon. So it took just 1.30 hours totally and voila my secret gift for Xav got ready 2 days before Christmas. But I could not be so hard-hearted to hide it from him till the Eve:)

Roasted Urid dhal:




Kneaded murukku dough:



Murukku before frying:




(At this stage the murukku should not have much cracks. If so add some more water and knead the dough again to check for the uninterrupted flow. This will yield smooth and crispy murukku).


Fried murukku:




Ingredients:

Rice flour - 4 cups
(If you have a flour mill in your vicinty (just like Indian flour mills), then soak 4 cups of unboiled rice (pacharisi) for 2 hours, drain the rice and prepare flour. Otherwise we can use store bought flour also. But the ratio should be always 4 : 1)
Urid dhal (Black gram) - 1 cup (without skin)
Butter - 5 tbsp (1 tbsp / rice + dhal mix)
Cumin - 1 tbsp
sesame seeds - 2 tbsp
Hing (Asafoetida) - 1/8 tsp
Salt per taste
coconut milk - 1/2 cup (optional)
Water for mixing - (nearly 3 cups of water)
Oil - to deep fry (500 ml)

Method:

Heat a wok and dry roast the urid dhal till it we get a nice flavor and starts to turn golden (not red). Keep aside and let it cool. Then dry grind it to a fine powder using an Indian mixer.

In the same wok , dry roast the rice flour for about 10 minutes . When we touch it , we should feel it like river sand. Then let it cool.

Put both the flours in a large mixing bowl . Add cumin, sesame, asafoetida and butter. Mix well.

Take 2 cups of water and add 3/4 tsp salt for every cup of flour. Mix this salt water along with coconut milk with the flour and knead to a soft chapathi dough consistency.

Now check salt and add more mixing with water,if necessary.

Fit a 3 hole plate in the murukku mold and fill it with dough.

In the mean time heat the oil in a wide pan till smoking point. Then reduce flame and press the murukku in circular shape into the hot oil.
Flip once after one side is done.

After the hissing sound and bubbles subdue, drain and remove the murukku. Place them on paper towel and store them in air tight containers after they get cool.


Murukku is ready!

Note:

Makes 15 big size murukku or 30 murukku of our palm diameter.

32 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

yum yum great job now i know hows its made love this stuff!
will link to OM Indian Groceries facebook page

Rebecca

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Crispy crispy murukku to munch..yummyoooooo:D

kothiyavunu said...

Crispy and crunchy murukku...looks perfect..Great tea time snack!!

Sathya Sankar said...

Crunchy murukku...one of my fav snack, look perfect vicky :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy snack, i love it again never made it myself...

Anu said...

Crispy murukku... Yummmyyyy .... Great snack.. can u send some of them...

Pavithra said...

Looks so perfect and good photos too..

Sushma Mallya said...

Crispy and perfect snack during tea time..

Divya Vikram said...

Murukku looks crunchy n perfect..

Prathibha said...

yummy murukku..perfect tea snack dear

Nandini said...

Munch! Crunch! It's crispy! Perfect for any time!

malarvizhi said...

nice one . i made this regularly .i use milk from one full coconut for 4 cups and very little water . butter - 50 grams. try this if you can.

shaani.ras said...

hai.nice one.link with me.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy snack dear..nice pictures

prasu said...

They look crispy dear...........good work

San!!! said...

Crispy n lovely muruku perfect for munching around all the time :) It reminds me of diwali time where there will be loads of sweets n snacks piled up everywhere.

Priya said...

Crispy murukku looks yumm, feel like munching now..

Lavanya Siva said...

yum yum crispy murukku......Takes me back to my childhood, where my gransma use to do wonderful murukkus. Happy dats

sowmya.s said...

nice and crispy..we call this thengoyal..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i love murukku... this looks so crispy...and a perfect tea time snack..

kitchen queen said...

nice crunchy and crispy murukus.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey this murukku luks yumm...nice xmas gift viki

Priyameena said...

My mom used to make for evry diwali..It came very perfect for you..

Dinners & Dreams said...

Funny how it sounds like Morocco :) I like this recipe a lot.

Happy New Year!

Nisrine

chakhlere said...

I love this so much...looks perfect.

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a crunchy munchy cute christmas gift :):) nice crispy murukkus, hummmm, who wouldn't like it? all that I made is already over....

Sumi said...

I love this white, but perfectly fried and crispy murruku...My mom had prepared the murruku flour same the ratio you have mentioned)and gave a bag full of them..So I just have to mix it and fry it..:)

Rina said...

Wow Viki dear !!!! thanx for the step by step demo of murukku making...just luv the smell of fried murukku..reminds me of childhood back home..Never adventured to make it at home here..Thanx for sharing..Would cherish this home made murukku with a cup of chai for a perfect evening snack..

Cham said...

I do the same ratio 4:1. Looks perfect!

Malar Gandhi said...

Like the last picture...luks yummmm:)

suvaiyaana suvai said...

crunchy murugu!!

Gita said...

Your murukku reminds me of my grandma's murukku...looks super crunchy and delicious :)