Murukku, a South Indian delight

Murukku is one of the popular snacks of South India. There are many ways to prepare this. One of the easiest methods is here. This snack is made for many Festivals, such as Deepavali. Preparation of this snack is easy and it can be stored and kept for few days.

Murukku

Ingredients required

  • Rice flour - 2 cups

  • Fried gram dal - 1/2 cup
    (pottu kadle)

  • Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp

  • Cummin seeds - 1 tbsp
    (jeera)

  • Melted butter - 1 tbsp

  • Red chilli flakes - 1 tsp (optional)

  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
    (kayam/hing)

  • Salt to taste

  • Cooking oil - 1 cup

Method of Preparation

  • Powder the fried gram dal.

  • Mix all the above ingredients together along with the powdered fried gram dal.

  • Add water little by little and mix it well, to get a smooth dough.

  • Take a big lemon size dough and stuff it into the murukku maker, with a star shaped single hole disc at the bottom.

  • Squeeze it and make spirals on a paper or a plastic sheet. Continue doing it until everything is over.

  • Heat oil in a frying pan to fry them.

  • Take one by one and immerse them in the pan carefully.

  • Turn and fry them in both sides until they are crisp.

  • Remove them from the oil and drain on a paper, to remove the excess oil.

  • Store them in an air tight container, so that they will stay crisp for few days.

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