Saturday, November 10, 2012

Eggless Achu Murukku/Rose Cookies/Achappam

We are starting our second week of blogging marathon this week,my theme for this week is Diwali special, since diwali is next tuesday, everyone will be very much busy with shopping and diwali sweets and savouries making.Coming to my today's achu murukku aka achappam is a quite popular crispy sweet of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, they are well known as achu muruku in Tamilnadu,while Keralites call it as achappam.Its a sweet deep fried beauties,prepared with usually with maida,riceflour and eggs with sugar. These beauties will have their own unique taste with less sweet. Anyone will love this crispies, i prepared my achu murukkus without eggs and they came out extremely prefect.

Everyone at home enjoyed these deep fried cookies when i asked them to taste it, also am trying for the first time this fabulous achu murukkus for diwali. Last time when i went to India, i bought this murukku's mould which is quite important to make this murukku.Back home,i tried this achu murukku before few months, but my first trial was disaster, then i mailed my blogger marathoners to ask how they prepare their mould before making these cookies. They seriously shared wonderful tips and i followed exactly, finally i was able to get my one of my favourite murukkus without any fail.


1cup Raw rice
1/4cup Maida
1/2cup Sugar
1/4cup Grated coconut
1cup Coconut milk/water
pinch Salt

Soak the rice for 3 hours, grind the soaked rice with grated coconut,coconut milk as super fine paste.

Transfer this rice batter to a bowl,add the maida, sugar and turn everything as thick batter, the batter should be like dosa batter consistency.

It shouldnt be neither liquid nor thick.Adjust the consistency of the batter either by adding the maida or coconut milk if needed.

Heat oil in a kadai, once the oil is hot, put the achu murukku mould to the hot oil for a minutes.

Take immediately the mould and dip into the batter, the mould should be covered with the batter to 3/4th of the mould.

Since the mould is hot,the batter will stick immediately to it and drop gently the batter sticked mould to the hot oil.

With a fork, once the batter is half cooked  remove the murukku from the mould and cook completely until they get a nice brown colour.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Repeat the same process for the remaining batter.

Dont forget to sit the mould before dipping the mould to the prepared batter, else your batter wont gets sticks.


44 comments:

  1. oh my god..this is one of my absolute fav grwoing up.. never tried making it.. have to buy the achu for it... perfectly made

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  2. This is one of my fav snacks. I just can't stop when I get my hands on them. Perfect roses...mmmm Wish I could grab them.

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  3. I love achampoms during the christmas time mom used to make so much and keep in those britania biscuit box. These looks so good.

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  4. Too tempting Priya...I have got two achus but just used them few times, now after seeing ur pictures I want to make them again.

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  5. Nice and crunchy murukku dear :) Looks soooooo perfect!!
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  6. These look really cute.The moulds must a treasure for you!! I am amazed with all kinds of traditional sweets India has...such diverse and rich our culture is!!

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  7. These look really cute.The moulds must a treasure for you!! I am amazed with all kinds of traditional sweets India has...such diverse and rich our culture is!!

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  8. Wow, Love these flower Shaped crisps.... Looks perfect..


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  9. Perfectly made...Sure going to try this eggless version

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  10. Wow yummy sweet,looks divine,love the clicks.

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  11. Very well explained. nice clicks :)

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  12. வாவ்வ்வ் ப்ரியா,இந்த அச்சு முறுக்கு ரொம்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப பிடிக்கும்.அம்மா அரிசிமாவில் செய்வாங்க.போனதடவை இந்தியாவில் வாங்க மறந்துட்டேன்.அடுத்த முறை வாங்கி வரணும்.

    *நீங்கள் எப்போழுது எண்ணெய் பலகாரம் செய்தால் இந்த அச்சு முருக்கை எண்ணெயிலே போடுங்க,அச்சு நன்றாக பழகி ஈசியா சுடவரும்.

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  13. My Mom makes this, wow wonderful, ur post reminded my childhood days!!! Well done !!!
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  14. This is really good. Looks yummy too..

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  15. cant believe that you have done it for the first time :) shows your chef skills and love the fact that they are eggless too yummmm

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  16. reading ur blog since some days....i appreciate u a lot....ur effort is really amazing and ur patience ofcourse...

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  17. wow luks perfect Priya,made a batch yesterday:)

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  18. Perfect achu murukku...thanks for the recipe with raw rice Priya!

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  19. Murukku looks very delicious...I never tried this.

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  20. Achu murukku looks so good and tempting and you have made it eggless too with clear instructions.

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  21. Nice muruku n my dad's favorite... but Priya u noted that eggless version...ithula egg add panuvangala???
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  22. wow, the achappams look fabulous, i am most scared of making this dish....

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  23. Love those cookies, they look so beautiful and damn I can't grab them from the screen. Lovely I need to get hold of the mould first.

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  24. Achappam is my favorite,crispy and delicious...never tried the egg less version,nice one Priya.

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  25. Wow... beautiful! This is similar to our Malay festives cookies.

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  26. these look so beautiful - I have a murukku press that I acquired several years ago and have yet to try - must do this!

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  27. Wow! Fantastic murukku.......!!!
    My all time favourite:))) Came out very well. Beautiful colour.

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  28. My favourite. . .Looks crispy n delicious

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  29. Wow...perfect acchappam...Looks so yum...

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  30. MIL used to make these and its ages since I had one. Reminds me of those days :)

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  31. Oh my goodness Priya, I love these, was checking out for an eggless version, so nice to see this...

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  32. I am yet to try out these delicious treat. Yours looks awesome...

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  33. Priya, this is a perfectly beautiful, and yummy snack that I would love to try:)

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  34. yummy. really tempting. Happy Diwali to you.

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  35. These achappams look perfect...I tried making it last year but it dint come out well...Your pictures are motivating me to try them again :))
    Happy Diwali to you

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  36. I use the achu to make fryums with basan flour, never tasted it with rice+maida combo. Loojs yummy!

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  37. Gonna try it priya never made it without egg

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