Growing up we had a few snacks that were staples in the house. Some of those were Namakpara and Shakarpara. We hadn't heard about South Indian snacks like Murukku at all. I remember one time while returning from Banglore my parents bought tons of stuff and at that time, we tasted quite a lot of special snacks from the south.
Years passed and I never tried to put my hands in that unknown territory of cuisine. However, a few years back when we were in Hyderabad, my house-help showed me how to make these snacks. That Diwali they treated me with lots of savoury snacks from the south along with my family special. For them, it was quite easy and they bought their ancient and efficient gadgets with them.
My kids just love having Ribbon Pakora, Murukku and several other munch items.
So this year for Diwali, I thought of including Murukku with my other snacks and I'm so glad that it came out really well.
- 1 ¼ Cups Rice flour
- ¼ Cup Dhaliya Powder(Pottukadalai powder
- 1 Tsp Ajwain /Caraway seeds
- ½ Tsp Chili powder
- 1 Tbsp Hot oil
- Salt according to taste.
- Make a fine powder of Dhaliya.
- Mix rice flour ,dhaliya powder ,salt ,chili powder,ajwain properly and then add hot oil. Make a crumbly mixture with the help of hot oil .
- Add water little by little and make a smooth dough. Don't add too much water.
- Take a wok and heat oil in it.
- Use Murukku press for frying the Murukku .
- Don't over crowd the pan .
- You can make any shape according to your liking .
- Before frying don't forget to check the oil.
- Use paper towel to drain off excess oil.
- Serve it with tea or coffee.