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:

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

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

PT said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly made priya :)

Bergamot said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

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

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and crunchy murukku dear :) Looks soooooo perfect!!
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Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

sara's TASTY BUDS said... Reply To This Comment

i love this rose cookies most.

Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

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


-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow yummy sweet,looks divine,love the clicks.

Caroline said... Reply To This Comment

Very well explained. nice clicks :)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

My Mom makes this, wow wonderful, ur post reminded my childhood days!!! Well done !!!
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Roshu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow simply delicious

LG said... Reply To This Comment

This is really good. Looks yummy too..

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

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

Claire said... Reply To This Comment

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

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow luks perfect Priya,made a batch yesterday:)

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

I love love these

Mahi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vidya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious eggpless acchappam.

Gajus kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Nice muruku n my dad's favorite... but Priya u noted that eggless version...ithula egg add panuvangala???
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The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

wow, the achappams look fabulous, i am most scared of making this dish....

Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

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

HomeKreation said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

My favourite. . .Looks crispy n delicious

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Very Nice Priya.Semaiya irukku.

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

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

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome recipe

Bhamathy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy. really tempting. Happy Diwali to you.

Shema George said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Gonna try it priya never made it without egg