Masala Murukku

12 Nov

Heyy everyone!!

First off, I wish you all a very happy and safe Diwali !!! 🙂

I know this is one of everyone’s favorite festivals, mainly because it’s the festival of lovely lights and of course, because of the yummy food we make this season of the year !

I can go on and on about how much I used to enjoy and love Diwali as a kid and even now, but I want to jump right away to today’s recipe straight from my mom – Masala Murukku. Have a look at it and you decide if you would like to know the recipe or not .. 🙂

All you need : 

Rice flour – 2 Cups

Gram / Chickpea flour – 1/2 Cup

Onion + Green chilli + Ginger – Paste – 4 Teaspoons

Sesame seeds – 1 Tablespoon

Curry leaves – 4 to 5

Oil / Butter – 2 Teaspoons

Salt – Per taste

Water – As required

Of course, a ‘Murukku maker’ is required

Serves : Makes about 20 Murukkus

Time to prepare : 45 Minutes

Let’s get started : 

1> Grind a paste out of approx half an onion, 2 inch ginger piece and 5 to 6 green chillies.

2> Mix the rice flour and gram flour together well without lumps. Mix in the above paste and finely chopped curry leaves, sesame seeds, salt and mix well with hands.

3> Now heat up 2 teaspoons of oil and add it in to the above mixture. Mix well and by adding water little by little, keep mixing with hands until it forms into a soft dough.

4> Simultaneously heat up enough oil on medium – high heat to fry the murukkus. Now, fill the murukku maker with dough and make murukku shapes in the oil and fry until golden brown for about 3-5 minutes.

5> After frying until golden brown, take them out on to a tissue paper to absorb excess oil. Once cooled down, store these in an air-tight container and would last good and crunchy until about 2 weeks.

Tips / Variations : 

> One can find the Murukku makers in any Indian stores (for people outside India)

> You can make the murukkus in whatever shapes at ease. If you want exact round (Chakram) shape, first make the shape on a plastic sheet like ziplock and then put them in frying oil

> Pouring couple of spoons of hot oil or butter to make the dough makes the murukkus crunchy

> You can vary the amount of chillies and ginger depending on your taste

 

Alrighty guys, I am off for my little Diwali celebrations .. hope you all have fun and make yummy food (including my murukkus) 🙂

Until next time,

Love Life

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2 Responses to “Masala Murukku”

  1. Pratima November 12, 2012 at 11:28 PM #

    Good one Sudha…yummy.

    • happiebelle November 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM #

      Thanks much Pratima !! Happy Diwali 🙂

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