Sunday, November 1, 2015

Garlic Kodomillet Murukku/Poondu Varagu Murukku/Garlic Varagu Arisi Murukku

Varagu/Varagu Arisi/Arikelu/Kodura/Kodomillet is one among the popular of the healthy grains aka millets. This tiny grain is packed with vitamins and minerals and they are absolutely gluten free. Millet are used in many ways especially in Indian cuisine and also in African cuisine. Indians makes varieties of dishes out of this excellent grain. Millet is actually consider as seed and its often used for feeding birds, though they are important for making bird seed mixtures,you can dish out tremendous dishes out of this nutritional value rich millets. I have already heard that in my maternal grandma's village the rich people gives a huge bag of Kodomillet to the poor people instead of paying them for their work in rice fields as these millets are considered as staple food for many in villages.However now we are running behind these healthy grains as they have numerous health values, i love kodo millet very much as they helps a lot to control blood sugar and cholesterol. They are also very rich in fiber.

Varagu Arisi Poondu Murukku

I have been experimenting different recipes with millets and one of my recent trial is this garlic flavoured spicy varagu arisi murukku aka kodomillet murukku. If you are searching for a different murukku then am sure my today's post will definitely help you to make your savoury snacks for Diwali, the popular Indian festival of lights. I prepared kodomillet flour myself at home after dry roasting those millets and made flour out of it. This homemade varagu arisi flour makes excellent crunchy and dangerously addictive murukku, instead of making a simple murukku i flavoured this crispy beauties with a simple garlic and dry red chilly paste. This makes an excellent aromatic diwali special murukku. Give a try to this millet based murukku for the upcoming festival and am sure you will love it.Sending to Srivalli's Kid's delight - Cooking with Wholegrains hosted by Kalyani.

kodomillet garlic murukku,Garlic Murukku, Varagu Arisi Poondu murukku

1cup Kodomillet flour/Varagu arisi maavu
1cup Gram flour
1/2cup Rice flour
8nos Garlic cloves
6nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Warm oil
1tbsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
Oil for deep frying

Grind the garlic cloves and dry red chillies with enough water as fine paste.

Take the rice flour,kodomillet flour,gram flour,warm oil,cumin seeds,asafoetida powder and salt in a large bowl.

Gradually add the garlic-red chilly paste,water and knead everything as a soft and stiff dough.

Garlic kodo millet murukku, Varagu poondu murukku

Heat the oil for deepfrying in a kadai.

Take a murukku press with star nozzle,pinch a small portion of the dough,drop it into the press and squeeze out as round shaped murukku in a greased flat plate.

Once the oil is hot, drop the squeezed murukku to the oil.

Fry on both sides in medium flame until its golden brown drain the excess of oil with paper towel.

Repeat the same process until the dough gets finished.

Fry the murukkus in small batches.

Arrange in an air tight containers and enjoy.

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