It is popularly said Indian snacks are awesome in taste. Muruku is a very tasty and popular snack in South India and is made for festivals like janmashtami and deepavali.It has been long been the tradition at most homes to make delicious snacks such as Murukku, Thattai , etc. along with some special Indian sweets for Deepavali. It is also very easy to make and can be stored for over a week.This snack Murukku is also callad by the name Chakali.
How to make :
• Rice flour : 1 cup
• Urad flour : 1/4 cup
• Split chick peas : 2 tbsp
• Butter : 2 tbsp(room temperature)
• Sesame seeds : 1 tsp
• Hing/Asafoetida : 1/4 tsp
• Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
• Red chili powder : 2 tsp (optional)
• Curry Leaves : 5-6 (chopped)(optional)
• Water : as needed for consistency
• Salt : required to taste (1/2 tbsp should be good)
Method of preparation:
Dry roast the rice flour and urad flour separately for 2 minutes each. Make sure both the flours are just warm and not burnt.
Grind the split chick peas and make it into a smooth powder.
And two tbsps of water, then the salt and asafoetida.
Mix them well and keep it aside.
Fry the sesame seeds till it sputters completely and remove from heat. (be careful as they tend to sputter wildly)
Take a wide pan and add all the flours, butter, sesame seeds, asafoetida & salt mixture and cumin seeds.
Color: Light yellow
Taste: Crispy and mild spicy
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