Murukku is my son’s favorite snack. I made this murukku first time for the last year Diwali. And that is when I discovered that my son liked it very much. So I would make this murukku then and there to give him as evening snack or travel time snack. Summer vacations are started in India and My in laws are visiting us from India. So I thought I would make this murukku for them and it turned out very crispier and tastier.
- Rice Flour – 4 cups
- Fried gram powder – 1 tablespoon
- Butter – 1 teaspoon
- Sour curd – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – to taste
- Hing – a pinch
- Sesame seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Cumin seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Red Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon (optional)
1. In a mixing bowl, sieve the rice flour. Also grind the fried gram to a fine powder and measure a tablespoon of the fine powder and sieve it to the rice flour. To this add the butter, sour curd, salt, hing,sesame seeds , cumin seeds and red chilli powder.
2.By adding water little by little , mix it to a smooth dough. Be careful about the water.
3.Heat oil in a kadai or pan to deep fry the murukkus. Meanwhile using the murukku press, make 3 or 4 murukkus in a parchment paper.
4. When the oil is hot enough to fry the murukkus, gently flip the murukkus from the parchment paper and drop it in the oil. Based on the size of the pan and amount of oil, 2 to 3 murukkus can be fried at a time.
5. Gently flip the murukkus in oil to ensure the even cooking of murukkus on all sides. Once the murukku is fried , gently remove it from the oil and drain the oil.
Store it in a airtight container and enjoy it as a teatime snack.