Diwali, the Festival of Lights is almost here and the kitchen is busy with sweets and savories. Murukku is an Indian deep fried snack made with flour. The ratio and the flours used vary from recipe to recipe. I have a couple of the usual ones namely thenkuzhal and mullu murukku posted already. In searching for a different one this year, I came across this recipe in Mallika Badrinath’s book. With a slight hint of garlic, this recipe is a keeper.
Every family has its own favorites and my family loves savories. My kids love murukku and that is something obvious with most kids. The little one normally visits the kitchen tons of times to sample the snacks as I am preparing and I give in seeing her face . Another reason would be to get her out of the kitchen as soon as possible since I am dealing with hot oil. If I say that I need to take pictures first, there will be a prompt response saying that I have enough for the pictures and it is time for her to eat . Let us kick start Diwali at Cooks Joy with this garlic murukku. Recipe from Mallika Badrinath book “Murukkus and Mixtures”.
Indian deep fried snack made with gram flour, rice flour and a hint of garlic.
- besan - 3 cups (kadala maavu)
- rice flour - 1.5 cups
- oil - 1/4 cup for flour + for deep frying
- water - as needed to make dough
- For Paste
- garlic - 2 cloves
- red chillies - 6 (dry ones)
- green chililes - 2
- curry leaves - few
- salt - 1 tsp
1. Take garlic, red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves and salt in a blender and blend to a paste using water if needed.
2. Sift the besan and rice flour. Add the ground paste to the flour and mix well.
3. Heat 1/4 cup oil and add the hot oil to the flour mixture and mix well.
4. Divide the flour mixture into 4 portions. Take one portion of the flour mixture and using water form a stiff dough.
5. Fill the murukku press with the dough and form small murukkus on a greased ziploc cover.
6. Heat oil and deep fry the murukkus until they are golden brown. The hissing sound also stops when the murukkus are done. Repeat with the other portions of flour mixture.
1. The shape of the murukkus does not matter. You can even directly form the murukkus in big circles in the oil.
2. Work with the flour mixture in batches by dividing the dough into 4 portions and add water to one portion at a time to make the dough. Once the murukkus are made, work on the next portion.
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1. Take garlic, red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves and salt in a blender.
2. Blend to a paste using little water if needed.3. Sift the flours.4. Take sifted besan and rice flour in a bowl.5. Add the ground paste and mix.6. Heat 1/4 cup oil and add the hot oil to the flour. Mix.7. Divide flour mixture into 4 portions. Take one portion of the flour mixture and using water make a stiff dough.8. Dough ready.9. This is the disk I used for the murukku.
10. Fill the murukku press with dough and form small murukkus on a greased ziploc cover.11. Heat oil and deep fry the murukkus.12. Murukkus are done when the hissing sound stops and the murukkus are golden brown. Work with the remaining portions of the flour mixture.Yummy snack ready.
Linking to Diwali Bash.