I had so many snacks to make for the evening snacks. Guess I was very enthusiastic and didn't realize that it's next to impossible with relatives visiting and with kids being at home. I didn't have a moment for myself this past week and nonstop cooking ensured I actually won't have time to make these snacks that I had planned.
However, trust Amma to make something for her grandchild. She said she was planning to make these Murukkus as the kids are at home and would want something to munch during the evening. I came back early to help her out with these. Though as expected, she had done most of it by the time I came back. Just to make sure I did something by myself, I prepared the last batch. Did I tell you how much I love munching on these?
While making I was telling her how much I miss making these. During Deepavali, Amma makes almost three kilos of her signature Butter Murukku. These are our traditional savories that she makes during the festivals.
Rice Flour - 5 cups
Urad Dal - 1 cup
Chana Dal, Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt 3/4 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Hing 1/4 tsp
Whites Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Oil for deep frying
Roast the rice flour, urad dal,
How to make the Butter Murukku
Have Homemade Rice flour ready.
Dry roast the dals separately and allow them to cool. Then grind to a smooth powder.
In a wide bowl, mix in the rice flour, dal flour, along with salt, cumin seeds, hing, white sesame seeds and mix well. Slowly sprinkle water and knead to a smooth and soft dough.
Heat a Kadai with oil. Once hot, press down the murukkus with the press.
Cook on both sides, drain on a kitchen towel.
Store in an airtight container.
If you are using store-bought rice flour, roast the flour over a hot pan, and then proceed with the dough mixing.
It's better to always crush the spices in your hands before adding to the flour. This way it would not burst out during deep frying.
How to make Besan Murukkus
Besan Rice flour Murukku
Besan / Gram flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Hing a pinch
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
How to make the Besan Chakli
In a bowl, mix in the besan, rice flour, red chile powder, butter, thing, and ajwain. Slowly add water and mix into a soft dough. This will be more soft and watery to handle.
Press into murukkus in hot oil, drain, and store.