EASY CRISPY MURUKKU
Just to share with you.....
PONGAL is one of the most celebrated harvest festival of South India, mainly Tamil Nadu. The word 'Pongal' in Tamil means "TO BOIL OVER" and represents plentiful and excess yield.It will be a great surprise if pongal is not celebrated with "MURUKKU".
In my Grandma's village every one will make Murukku.On third day of Pongal known as "POO PONGAL" .We girls used to get up early in the morning and will go for collecting "AVARAM POO" for evening function.That time we used to take Murukku,coconut cuts,Karumbu(Sugarcane) etc.After plucking Avarampoo we all used to sit in one place and have our snack by sharing with each other.Then all will return back home.
Evening we used to fill bamboo baskets with the flower we plucked in morning. All used to gather in one common place. Keeping all baskets in centre ladies and girls will do "kummi" . We used to drop those flowers in well. On the way we used to play with that basket by singing lot of special songs for that occassion .
For this Pongal (2006) my friend Viji asked me what are you going to prepare .I said ,I have plan to make Murukku's but I am not sure to make it having my "LITTLE ANGEL YOKSHA" . She asked me how I will prepare Murukku. I told I know to prepare Murukku in a traditional way by grinding rice etc.Then she told me this simple way I tried it and it came out really good.Now my sweety's favourite snack is this EASY CRIPSY MURUKKU.
It will be your Sweety's favourite too.Try it out.
1. Rice flour :4 cups
2. Urudal flour :1 cup
3. Butter stick :1 or 100 gms
4. Salt :as required
5. chilli powder :as required
6. oil :for frying
7. Sesame seeds:2tsp
1. Mix all the ingredients (except oil) together by adding warm water to make a chappathi dough-like consistency.
2. Squeeze the dough through a murukku mould (utensil with a hole) into the oil. Deep-fry the Murukku, till crisp and golden brown.
Don't make the dough with more water than needed thinking that it will be easy to squeeze because if the dough is a kind of watery it will absorb more oil .