Friday, August 19, 2011

Mullu Muruku

Muruku is a south Indian savory made of rice flour and urad flour. It is very crunchy and makes a great tea time snack. I made this for Krishna Jayanthi and Diwali last year and thought of re-posting the recipe since Krishna Jayathi is around the corner!

Makes around 40

Ingredients Required:
Rice Flour - 3 Cup
Moong Dhal Flour - 1 cup

Salt as required
White Seasame seeds - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp

Hing - pinch
Oil - 1 tblsp
Butter - 1/4 cup
Water as required
Oil - For frying

How to make?
Sieve the rice flour, moong dhal flour into a mixing bowl.
Add salt, sesame seeds, hing, cumin seeds and mix well.
Add the butter and crumble the flour.
Add water little by little and knead into a pliable dough.
Spread out a damp white cloth.
Fill the dough in the muruku press with the one star nozzle or 3 star nozzle.

Start squeezing out the muruku on the damp cloth in circular design.

Heat the oil in a pan, and to test if the oil is ready, drop a little dough in the oil, when bubbles surround the dough and when it rises to the top it means that the oil is ready for frying.
Murukkus in the oil gently and deep fry them on medium heat.
When the color changes to golden, drain out the oil.
Place them on a paper towel so the excess oil would drain out.
Tasty Crispy Murukus ready to be munched on :)
Murukus can be preserved in a air tight container for couple of weeks also.