Monday, August 17, 2015

Mullu Murukku/ Chakkuli/ Chakli( Traditional Snack of South India)






                      

       This is one of the most common traditional snacks prepared in every household of South India during festival "Gokulastami" and offered to Lord Krishna. Main ingredient of this snack is Rice Flour.Childhood gokulastami celebration memories of mine are still alive and I recall every time I have this yummy snack !!. Try these crispy tasty murukkus and serve it along with hot tea/coffee.




Here we go with the recipe 



Makes 20-25 murukkus



Ingredients:
1 cup Rice flour
1/3 cup urad dal flour
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 tsp red chilly powder (optional)
1 tbsp butter
enough oil for frying






How To Prepare Mullu Murukku ?

  • You can buy ready rice flour from market or , give sona masuri rice to mill and get it powdered.
  • Lets begin with making the urad dal flour, dry roast the urad dal till it becomes light brown. Keep it aside to cool down completely. After it cools down, grind it into a smooth powder.You can sieve it again to get a fine smooth powder.  
        
                 
  • Now in a large mixing bowl add in rice flour, urad dal flour, salt, jeera/cumin seeds ,red chilly powder and butter. Mix everything well with your dry hands first. Now add in water little by little to make a soft dough. Let this dough rest for about 20-30 mins by covering the lid.
                         
  • After 20 minutes , Start Heating  the oil in a kadai/pan.
  • Now take a handful of dough and place it in a murukku mould .Press and make round mullu murukku by dropping on the baking sheet/plastic. 
     
  • Once the oil is hot enough , flip the sheet one after another using your hand and place these murukkus in hot oil carefully.(please refer my notes section if you are beginner).Fry these murukkus in medium-low heat till they become light golden brown.(other way of checking is, once sizzling sound stops you can take them out). Strain the murukkus from oil and place them on a kitchen tissue. Fry these murukkus in batches till you finish off all the dough.
     

     
  • Once it completely cools down, Store them in a airtight container.

Notes/Alternavive

  • Along with butter you can add 1/2 tbsp of hot oil too to the dough. If you do so reduce the butter quantity to 1/2 tbsp.
  • If you add more butter/oil to the dough it might break while making round shape murukku.
  • If you are beginner not able to make round shape murukku, just press and make random shape as shown below .. that tastes good too ...

  • If you are finding difficult to place the murukkus in hot oil using your hands here is the alternative...You can use 2 ladles. Make these murukkus directly on the ladle first and then just transfer it to hot oil.

Thanks for going through my recipe , your feed back is always welcome :-)