By : Priya Shandhini
05 November 2015
Deepavali is just next week! So the ritual of ‘spring’ cleaning and the multiple shopping trips to Little India are in full swing for my family. Just like other Indian families, another traditional must-do each year is making the yummy, crunchy murukku!
I noticed that this addictive snack is a hit with all races as well – just ask my colleagues. The murukku is always the first of the Deepavali snacks in the office to disappear!
So why not try making them at home? Here is my recipe, quite a simple one which you can customise according to your taste buds
1 packet murukku flour (there are many brands selling ready-made flour)
1 tablespoon ajwain
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon asafoetida powder (also known as hing powder)
2 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Note: The flour that I use already contains salt and chilli powder
• Big bowl
• Murukku mould
Note: The murukku mould and the other Indian ingredients can be bought from any provision shop in Little India
1. Empty the flour packet into a big bowl
2.Add the salt, asafoetida powder, white sesame seeds and ajwain
3.Add the melted butter
4.Mix the ingredients before adding the water a little at a time, and then knead the dough
5.After this, test if the dough is ready to be shaped. Put a small amount into the mould and do a test murukku. If the consistency and shape turns out firm and well, you are all set to start the murukku-making proces
6.Set up a wok and fill it up to three-quarters with oil and let the oil heat up
7.Then put the dough which you have shaped into spirals, into the wok and scoop them up once they turn a golden brown!
And there you have your own tasty murukku to crunch away this holiday. The fun part about making these is roping friends and family in the ‘production line’ and making it a big get-together event!
If you have some tasty festive recipes to share with others, send us an email at email@example.com. Wishing all MyNiceHome fans a fantastic Deepavali holiday ahead!