Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Murukka ( Crispy spicy savory crackers )

Murukku is one savory snack popular in south India. A special gadget called "chakli varalu" is used to make this snack but you can simply use a Patisserie Cream Syringe like here and here with a ribbon tip or any other small thin tip. Or you can just fill the dough into a plastic seal bag, make a small cut in the edge and pipe it directly into the hot oil. Shape doesn't matter at all. Its the ingredients for the dough thats matters and the end result would definitely be tasty and crispy no matter in what shape it is. I got this recipe from one of my friends mom who cooks real tasty south Indian food. I thank her for this wonderful recipe. Its become one of my husbands new favorite. You should try it to know it.

Ingredients required:

2 cups rice flour
1/4 cup Split roasted gram /Dalia /Hurigadale, ground into powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
2 tbsps sesame seeds
1/4th cup hot oil
1/2 tbsp salt or as per taste
enough water to form a soft stiff dough
enough oil to deep fry


combine rice flour, ground roasted gram, asafoetida and salt, mix well. Add hot oil and combine well. Now add the chilli powder and sesame seeds, mix well. Add enough water to form a soft dough.

Heat oil a deep pan on medium high. Grease your hands and take some of the dough and fill it into the chakli mold or icing bag (with a small nozzle). Pipe out spirals directly into the hot oil. Fry them in batches.

Deep fry the chaklis till golden. Drain on paper towels, cool and store in an air-tight container.

Enjoy with a cup of hot coffee.


Happy cook said...

I want the whole plate, looks so so crunchy delicous. I am drooling here.

Divya Vikram said...

Murukku looks crunchy and perfect with tea.

Priya said...

Crispy murukku looks tremendous..

anna said...

Looks delicious.Instead of hot oil, I use a teaspoon of butter.Got to try hot oil.

Preethi said...

Ramya...murruku looks perfect. M going to try this for Diwali!! May I know what oil you have used to deep fry? Also What do u usually do with the leftover oil after frying? Can we use it for other purposes? I am new to cooking..so pls help.

Ramya Kiran said...

Hi Preethi, i'm glad you liked these murukku's. You can use vegetable or sunflower oil for deep frying and you can even reuse them once or twice for deep frying other savoury stuffs or can store them and use them for shallow frying chapatis or rotis.

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