Muruku ( Snack )
I was just waiting for the college break to make muruku. My husband karthik was nagging me for a long time for this snack. To make muruku you need to have lots of patience. It consumes our time. It’s more of a physical activity. I always wonder what they call murukku in English. Is it snack twisters or crispies? Let me know if anyone knows the English name for muruku. Today I got myself free to make this snack.
- 2 cups Rice flour, ½ cup Urad flour, ½ cup Besan flour
- ½ cup Butter
- 1-1 ½ cup water to knead
- 2tsp red chili powder, 1tsp cumin seeds, a fistful of sesame seeds
- Salt for taste
Mix rice flour, urad flour, besan flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, red chili powder, sesame seeds and salt. Soften the butter and work into the mixture to form a crumbly mixture. Add water into small quantities and knead into soft dough.
Use murukku maker, place in a lump of dough and pipe out the patterns, forming circles. I make the patterns in a plate first
Heat oil under medium high heat. Use sufficient quantity of oil to submerge all frying murukkus without touching each other. Transfer the murukkus from the plate to the hot oil.
Fry to light golden brown color.
Remove the murukku in a spoon and place on a kitchen paper towel to drain surplus oil.
Allow to cool and keep in dry container.