Monday, October 28, 2013

Pottukadalai Murukku / Crispy Murukku Recipe / Fried gram Murukku / Easy Diwali Snacks :

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Today I am posting an easy version of Murukku, Pottukadalai ( fried gram ) Murukku  which we usually make for Diwali. 
This is my Mom’s signature recipe and is a favorite snack in our home. It is more tasty, crunchy and crispy. Butter is a main ingredient in this recipe, since it helps the murukku to stay crispy for long. 
Here goes the traditional and classic snack recipe..:)
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·         Rice flour                 - 2 cups
·         Split roasted fried gram ( pottukadalai ) - ½ cup
·         Cumin seeds / Jeera - 2 tsp
·         Hing                         - ¼ tsp
·         Butter                       - 1 tbsp
·         Salt to taste
1.     Dry roast the fried gram and grind it to fine pwd.
2.     Sieve both rice flour and roasted gram flour together.
3.     Take the flours in a mixing bowl.
4.     Add salt, cumin seeds, hing, butter and mix well.
5.     Add warm water little by little and knead to smooth soft dough.

6.     Keep ready the Murukku mould.
7.     Grease it with oil.
8.     Make out  enough balls from the dough and fill it in the murukku press.
9.     Heat oil in a kadai.
10.  Squeeze out the murukku over a greased ladle and drop them gently into the hot oil.  ( or you can also directly press into oil )
11.  Once you drop the murukku, turn the flame to medium. 
12.  Deep fry on both sides until the oil stops bubbling and the murukku turn golden brown and crispy from both sides.  ( make sure to keep the heat in medium-high, otherwise murukku won’t come out crunchy )
13.  You might need to flip the murukku for even browning.
14.  Drain in tissue and cool down completely.
15.  Crispy, crunchy Fried gram Murukku ready to taste.
16.  Serve these murukkus with your special Diwali sweets.
17.  Store the murukkus in a airtight container.
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  1. Yummy n perfect Murukku Jay... Going to Try this weekend...

  2. I love murukku, Jay! Once I start eating I just cannot stop!

  3. delicious murukku jay!! two questions - is fried gram dal 1/2 cup or its flour? Also is butter only 1 table spoon? thanks in advance!!


  4. I never tried with pottukalai in murukku,your recipe looks so nice and delicious.

  5. TQ Akila, Phong Hong, Sowmya, Rani..:)
    Sowmya : its fried gram dal 1/2 cup and butter you can add 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp. Giv a try n lemme know..:)

  6. murukku looks too yummy n perfect crispy too

  7. I love this murukku. yet t prepare for this Diwali. Yours looks so crispy and tempting !!

  8. Crunchy munchy murukkus looks fabulous, love to munch some.

  9. Murukkus look so crunchy and yummy J!!!

  10. yumm, I love muruku but always enjoyed the shop bought ones :)

  11. எதற்காக சுடு தண்ணீர் ஊற்றி மாவை பிசைந்தீர்கள் நான் இதுவரை கேள்விப்படாத ஒன்று

    1. Hi Devi, its not hot water...only warm or lukewarm water should be added to knead the dough. This makes the dough very soft (like chapati dough) more than when its kneaded with normal temperature water.


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