Sep 30, 2009

Murukku - Indian Cooking challenge

The last month was so busy with kids Term Exams.
Blogging takes a back seat now though I have tried
few new recipes.
Murukku is one of the favorite snack at my home.
Hubby likes the urad dal murrukku more than
Ingredients Needed: 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
Method to prepare: 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. Thank you so much Valli for making us to face lot of challenges. I am looking forward for the next month Challenge.

7 comments:

Happy cook said...

Love love murukku.

Cham said...

I am landing after a long time. How r u Kamala? R u settled down? Missed all ur dishes from scratch... Crunchy and perfect color for murruku!

Anonymous said...

Just curious, how come this recipe is same -- ditto word for word like this recipe here http://passionatetrials.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/murukku-for-icc-september/

Are you owning/writing in both blogs ?

lata raja said...

Perfectly turned out aren't these? Just yummy!!

Nirmala said...

Lovely murukku Kamala! Nice to read your post after some time. Hope u and the kids are doing great! Expecting more posts now!

vidhas said...

Murukku has come out so. well.

Srivalli said...

Its lovely to see you in action Kamala...Glad Muruku came out well...

Though this is your space, I don't want ppl to think otherwise..to the Anon, as part of the Indian Cooking Challenge, all members will be blogging the same recipe...So you will find the same content in about 70 + blogs...