I just love this snack, but never tried to make this at home as it is easily available ready from market. After joining Srivalli's event Indian Cooking Challenge, we're learning all regional delicacies from scratch. This month, we're learning this great mouth-watering snack. To make Murukku, you need Murukky press, which comes with many discs with thin holes, bigger holes, star shaped holes and flat rectangular holes, can make murukku of different shapes.
I had this cookie press for years, I make sometimes different shaped cookie with this, had no idea that murukku press also look the same. It has these different shaped tips and many other different shaped discs for making cookie. I made these murukkus with the smallest star shaped tip.
Ingredients :(This recipe makes approx. 250 gms. of murukkus)Raw Rice - 4 cups
Urad Dal - 1 cup
Water - app 1/2 cup or more
For Seasoning ------Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
Asafetida/ Hing - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter - 75 gms
- Wash and drain the rice. Shade dry the Rice for 1/2 hr. Dry roast the Urad dal to light brown. Allow it to cool. If you are using more quantity, you can get it ground in rice mil, else use your mixie to grind both Rice and Urad dal.
- First grind rice into a fine flour, keep it aside. then grind the urad dal to fine powder.
- In a wide vessel, take both the flours along with salt. Mix well. Add cumin, Sesame seeds to the flour, mix well. Whether you use Asafetida powder or the solid ones, you got to mix it in water, make sure it is dissolved before adding to the flour. If its not dissolved properly, when deep frying the muruku, there are chances for the hing to burst our due to air bubbles.
- Mix in the hing to the flour and finally add the butter. Gather everything well and you will get more of a crumbling mixture. Now slowly add water and knead a dough which is little more softer than the puri dough.
- Heat a kadai with oil enough to deep fry. Once the oil is hot enough, simmer to low flame. Take the Muruku Aachu, wash and wipe it clean. Then divide the dough into equal balls. Fill the Muruku maker with the dough. You can either press it directly over the flames or press over a paper and gently slide it down the hot oil. But since the quantity mentioned here is less, you can press it directly over the kadai.
- Cook over medium flame, using a slotted spoon, turn it over to other side to ensure both sides turn golden colour. You will know by seeing the colour that its cooked. Remove to a kitchen paper and store it in a air tight container.
You can store in an airtight container, it stays good for weeks, which is quite impossible unless you forget about them.