Muruku for Indian Cooking September Challenge

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I think all these event's actually force me to blog:).August Challenge was Dhokla,though I've made it "n" number of times something or the other was always wrong.I was thoroughly impressed with the recipe provided by Srivalli.I actually missed the event but tried the recipe later and it was jes PERFECT! I guess it was the best Dhokla I had ever made.The key to any food is the perfect recipe.Similarly the Muruku's recipe was wonderful.I made some Muruku's couple of days back with my own recipe,it was so hard eventually ended up being a disaster.Made them again using Srivalli's method and they were just perfect.Thanks to her for super recipes:)

So here it comes,crispy Murukus for Indian Cooking September challenge.


Preparation Time : 20 - 30 mins
Cooking Time : 20 - 30 mins
Makes : app 250 kg of Muruku
Cuisine: Andhra & Tamil Nadu


Utensils needed:
Muruku /Chakli Press.
Kadai

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. You will know by seeing the colour that its cooked. Remove to a kitchen paper and store it in a air tight container.

Verdict - I don't have words to say...its brilliant!

26 comments:

lata raja September 30, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

Nicely done! Happy you have found the recipe that works so well:)

Parita September 30, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

Wow murukku looks so perfect! well done dear!

indosungod September 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM  

They do look beautiful.

Nithya September 30, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

They look perfect and tempting. :) Its really nice to be part of ICC and happy that we all enjoy the same dish :)

Shama Nagarajan September 30, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

looks perfect..nice picture..please do participate in my first cooked food event...do check my blog for details

Priya September 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

Gorgeous and prefect murukku...

Superchef September 30, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

each murukku that ive seen so far for the ICC is outstanding!! next time i get the murukku press im gonna be making some.

Uma September 30, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

looks yummy.

RAKS KITCHEN September 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

Wow,the colour has come out so pleasant! Nice recipe!

Varunavi September 30, 2009 at 11:15 PM  

Wonderful looking muruku

Sree vidya October 1, 2009 at 2:00 AM  

wow
melt-in-the-mouth murukkus

Prathibha October 1, 2009 at 2:08 AM  

Hmm really they came out wonderful dear...glad that ur attempt is successful

Happy cook October 1, 2009 at 6:29 AM  

Beautiful, crunchy and yumm.

Ammu Madhu October 1, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

sounds yummy..i am following you...take a look at my site..

Mallugirl October 1, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

murku all over the blogosphere.. sigh!! wish i lay my hands on some of these.

Gita October 1, 2009 at 5:40 PM  

Perfect and cripsy murukkus Nithya :)

Veggie Belly October 2, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

Oh yum! I love murukku, especially with lots of hing and sesame!

Lena Rashmin Raj October 7, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

i love murukku alot and tried to make it before 3months..but i failed to make this shape and made big ones directly to pan and i crushed it before use..poor me..this looks amazing Nithya.. :)

NikVad October 7, 2009 at 9:41 AM  

Hi Nithya,
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NikVad October 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

Hi Nithya,
We found this recipe amazing and the way you wrote is nice. Could you join us @hobbiesnyou.com and post this and a few other articles in exchange for some publicity? Yes, we @ hobbiesnyou.com are starting a free newsletter and we would be glad to have this article in it. Please log on to hobbiesnyou.com, register and post your articles (As many as you can...). We will make sure to send you a copy of the newsletter and keep you updated where ever we take your article and publicize your blog, in advance ofcourse. So, why wait? You can find more details @ hobbiesnyou.com!

Sukanya Ramkumar October 8, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

Love any type of muruku. Looks so good. Turned out perfect for u. YUM!

AnuSriram October 12, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

Looks perfect and lovely!

jayasri October 12, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

hi Nithya, your murukus look very nice, nice colour you know, mine had a golden colour, anyway it was very tasty!!, Oh! yes as you said the Dhokla recipe was perfect, when I made it, it just disappeared!

Divya Kudua October 13, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

Murrukku looks excellent Nithya..I've not been blogging very regularly too..:)

Mansi October 16, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

the murrukku looks lovely, similar to our Gujju chakri!:)

Happy Diwali to you! and I'd also like to invite you to dish out something sweet for the Sweet celebrations event on my blog if you can!:)

Simply Life November 1, 2009 at 6:11 AM  

way to go! That looks great!

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