Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Manapparai Murukku/Tamil Nadu Special Manapparai Murukku

Manapparai Murukku, its one of the popular deep fried snacks which is quite famous for its unique taste in Tamil Nadu. Murukku is a quite famous snacks you can find anywhere in South India especially in Tamil Nadu. But this Manapparai murukku is the best among the varieties of murukkus available anywhere. Murukku business is a cottage affair in Manaparai,like Tirunelveli halwa, Kancheepuram idli these murukkus are well known for its nativity. Actually this murukku was sold to the train passengers through refreshment stall at the Manapparai railway station earlier in 20th century. This murukku is prepared simply with rice flour, flavoured with sesame seeds, ajwain seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida powder which gives a wonderful flavor to this deep fried snacks. The speciality of this murukkus is, they are deep fried twice to get a golden colour thus you can differentiate easily with the other murukkus from the original Manapparai murukku.

Manapparai and its murukkus are inseparable and the traditional way of making this murukku belongs to the last century. Whoever hails from Tamilnadu know very well about this famous murukku and today am posting my small bite sized crispy Manapparai murukkus i prepared specially for this month's Indian Cooking Challenge,a monthly event where we cook dishes from various regions of India.For this month's challenge, Srivalli suggested us this popular Tamil Nadu's Manapparai murukku. Actually the original recipe goes for just rice flour,since i had a doubt i called my mom to check with her, but she insisted me to add roasted urad dal powder, thank god i called her else my murukkus would have went wrong. However the combination of rice flour and roasted urad dal worked wonder. Trust me, these murukkus are dangerously addictive and none cannot stop just with one.

2cups Rice flour
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Sesame seeds
1tbsp Butter
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Ajwain seeds
Water as per need
Oil for deepfrying

Take both flours, cumin seeds, sesame seeds,asafoetida powder, ajwain seeds,butter, salt in a large bowl, slowly add water and turn everything as a stiff dough.

Heat the oil in medium flame, drop a pinch of dough to check the oil.

Take the murukku press, use the star nozzle.

Now take enough amount of the dough and press as small sized murukkus.

Drop them to the hot oil, cook on both sides until they turns bit crisp( dont fry them completely)

Remove them, drain the oil with a paper towel and keep aside, fry the remaining dough as murukkus.

Now drop again the already fried murukku to the oil, fry until they turns golden brown.

Drain again the excess of oil.

Arrange the murukkus in air tightened box.

Munch them with a cup of coffee for your evening snacks.


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

thats looks super crispy.. makin musukku with just urad flour is new to me. we normally mix rice n urad flour

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

oops i missed readin 1 st line of the inredient :).. rice flour !!!

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

I can't stop by eating just one... yum yum muruku :)

Magees kitchenworld said... Reply To This Comment

I agree its dangerously addictive...Now I wanna try it now itself :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Your murukkus have turned out so well Priya..actually the recipe calls for a dash of Urad dal flour for a kilo..which might be very less..anyway good that your mom confirmed..:)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Love manaparai murukku for its crispy taste..Also I have tasted them in manaparai station...

Gloria Fernandes said... Reply To This Comment

Love to munch on these crunchy snack..its so addictive.. I feel like grabbing few..

Menaga Sathia said... Reply To This Comment

குருவே எங்கோயோ போய்ட்டீங்க...நேற்று சொன்ன முறுக்கு ரெசிபி இதுதானா...முறுக்கு 2 தடவை பொரிப்பது தான் இதன் ரகசியமா.சீக்கிரம் செய்து பார்க்கிறேன்.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

These are really addictive! Kids loved them.And your pic is tempting me to grab some :)

Tumas Tongue Treats said... Reply To This Comment

My Mother used to make this quite often when I was a kid. I really crave for this.Thanks for the post Priya.

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely love this murukku. Nostalgic post:)

great-secret-of-life said... Reply To This Comment

I love this.. I miss the most here looks perfect

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

an additive snack, I make it using rice flour and a bit of plain flour. Gujaratis call it chakri. Your posting has made me crave for them. Will need to make them soon.

fimere said... Reply To This Comment

cela me semble bien délicieux et croustillant bravo
bonne soirée

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I love Murukku & this one looks so tempting. The moment I saw this on fb, I wanted to come & check for the recipe. BTW my mom makes Murukku by using only rice flour & it turns out yummy. I will check on her recipe & post it soon.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Crispy traditional snack

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Murukkus look super crispy and crunchy. Wonderfully prepared.

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

wow those murukkus looks way too tempting...thanks for sharing this recipe Priya, going to make this for my kids soon :)

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

crunchy n crispy ones,parcel me some :)

nandoos kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

addictive snack.. looks super perfect

Ruxana Gafoor said... Reply To This Comment

umma used to make this for our summer vacation here in Doha when we were small;the jar was never on the shelf,always used to be on the dining table so that we can take it every now and then...this looks real crispy an yummy :)