Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thenkuzhal Murukku

Murukku known as chakli is a savoury snacks popular in India, Srilanka and among ethnic indian populations...where ever the indians go this savoury snacks goes with them and now u can get this savoury snacks in Indian stores anywhere in the world..Murukku is believed to have its origin from Tamilnadu especially from the town called Manapparai,  from were murukku are best known for it...Murukku can also be rolled into ribbons, shaped by hands or either prepared by special utensils called murukku presser or murukku achu..Murukku is typically made from a mixture of urad flour and rice flour with chilli powder, asafoetida,ajwain,sesame seeds or cumins seeds.

Many peoples also go for chickpeas flour,roasted chickpeas flour, sometimes to greengram flour...This thenkuzhal murukku i prepared goes for rice flour, roasted urad dal flour, gram flour with sesame seeds, cumin seeds,butter and asafoetida powder, u can very well prepare this thenkuzhal just with rice flour and urad dal flour but the murukku u will get at the end, looks really white and i always prefers murukku as golden brown..So i have added a cup of gram flour to give more taste and colour.


2cups Rice flour
1/4cup Roasted urad dal powder
1/4cup Gram flour
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
1tbsp Butter
1tsp Sesame seeds
2tsp Cumin seeds
Salt
1cup Water
Oil for deepfrying

If u dont have roasted urad dal, dry roast urad dal in a kadai until they turns slightly golden, grind it as fine powder.

Take rice flour, urad dal,gram flour,salt, butter, asafoetida powder, cumin seeds, sesame seeds in a large bowl and knead well to form a smooth dough with water.

Meanwhile heat the oil for deepfrying..Use the murukku press with round nozzle.

Take take a small portion from dough n squeeze out over a greased plate in circular shape...drop the murukku in the medium hot oil n fry on both sides until they turns brownor else the oil stops bubbling...drain the excess of oil with paper towel..

Arrange these delicious crispy murukkus in air tightened box.

41 comments:

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice thaenkuzhal for Deepavali.

EC said... Reply To This Comment

Crispy and tempting..thanks for the entry

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Crispy Thenkuzhal! I used to make mullu murukku with these ingredients!

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looking nice,my mom will prepare like this only

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

crispy and yummy...just love this with a hot up of tea.

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Yummmm perfect snack and now its making me hungry..

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

I just love Murukku..when I get a pack from market, I just finish it myself..nobody even get one.

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

I make only with rice+urad combination and yes they are white.Will try adding gram flour. Should taste also altogether different! Your Crisp looking thenkuzhals are announcing the arrival of festival season.

priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow....nice muruku for deepavali!....looks cripsy!

Shaista Tabrez said... Reply To This Comment

murukku looks yummy..

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,it seems you have already started the festival food items

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பர் முறுக்கு.தீபாவளி ஸ்பெஷல் ஆரம்பித்துவிட்டதா ப்ரியா.அப்போ உங்க வீட்டுக்கு வரலாம்னு இருக்கேன்..

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I love lov emurukku, one of my favourite snack.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

ஒருநாள் திடீர்ன்னு வருவேன்.அப்போ எனக்கு முறுக்கு,மில்க்‌ஷக் ஐயிட்டமெல்லாம் செய்து தரனும் ப்ரியா.ஒ கே வா!!

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya...yummy snack, getting all excited for the arriving festivals :) nice start dear :)

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so crispy and crunchy

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

I always wanted to make this!! Will try soon now!!
Your murukku looks so yummy!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks crispy and nice.

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Oh My..that looks perfect priya..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Deepavali treats already started at ur side Priya..I cannot celebrate this yrs as BIL has passed away recently:(...murukku looks so crispy and lip smacking:)

Gethan said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for your comment.Thenkuzhal has always been my favorite.

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

I can't even come close!Looks perfect!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

This is my favorite Priya...I make this everytime during Diwali :)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice shape and looks so crisu all time fav.

Vani said... Reply To This Comment

I love thenkuzhal. My neighbor aunty in India, who is a Tamilian btw, always makes and sends me some whenever I visit. Looks good, Prya!

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Has come out so perfect and looks crispy... waiting to make them for diwali

Saraswathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

crispy and mouth watering thenkuzhal its my fav. snack..

Malar said... Reply To This Comment

super murukku..my grandma used to do like this.

En Samaiyal said... Reply To This Comment

Murruku looks very perfect dear .....Diwali snacks panna aarambichu tingala....

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Crispy and yummmy....Love to have it now :)

Mriganayani said... Reply To This Comment

Looks real perfect Priya! Happy Navarathri and Diwali season to you - Happy cooking!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Superaa Irukku Priya. Apadiya karanchidum pola irruku.

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

பார்க்கும் பொழுதே சாப்பிட தூண்டுது ப்ரியா ..ஆனால் இங்கே என்னிடம் முறுக்கு அச்சு இல்லை:(ஊருக்கு போய் தான் செய்து பார்க்கணும்.



அன்புடன்,

அம்மு.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

thenkuzhal looks delicious. How could you post everyday Priya?. Thats really awesome..

anubhavati said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

Crunchy Delicious Thenkuzhal...I can keep having the whole container and keep eating all day!!!

Jyoti V said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks so crispy..love to have with tea:)
Waiting for dewali to make them.

kittymatti said... Reply To This Comment

wow wow wow! jus love em! looks so perfect dearie!

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

thenkuzhal looks crispy and crunchy..I used to make it in the same way but omit the gram flour

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

I love thenkuzhal... cannot stop eating when my mom makes this.. yours looks crunchy...

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

I love this murukku, looks crispy and yummy.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Reminds Deepavali is near! Perfect!