Back home Diwali was never celebrated in big way, and I always envied seeing others. Diwali celebrations in Kerala are on the low keys and my family adopted the same. It was always Onam and Vishu (Kerala New year) was celebrated in a big way at my place though I was brought up at
. Slowly after many years my mom started making this snack (murukku) for Diwali. My memories of Diwali would be just this delicious snack, which my mom makes for us. Seeing all the blogs with the delicious sweets and savories I thought I would post this snack for Diwali. Here goes the recipe!! Coimbatore
- 4cups of rice flour
- 1 cup of roasted chana (made into a powder) or Gram flour or chickpeas flour
- 3 tablespoon butter
- Handful of sesame seeds
- 6tsp of red chili powder
- 1 tsp of cumin seeds, and ajwain seeds
- Salt for taste and water to knead
- Mix rice flour, roasted chana powder, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, ajwain 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 placed the patterns in the 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 from oil and place on a paper towel to drain the surplus oil.
- Allow them to cool and store them in a container.