Saturday, December 3, 2016

Quinoa Chakli/Quinoa Murukku

Quinoa, this wholegrain is must in my pantry since i started cooking with these tiny grains. This wholegrains are seriously versatile and you can dish many ultimate dishes out of this grains from snacks to sweets. I have been experimenting different recipes with these grains and one of my recent trial is this crunchy munchy murukku. If you are searching for a different murukku,am sure my today's post will definitely help you to make your savoury snacks for any occasion. I have prepared quinoa flour myself at home after dry roasting those grains and grinded as flour out of it. This homemade quinoa flour makes excellent crunchy and dangerously addictive murukku.

Quinoa Murukku, Quinoa Chakli.jpg
You may wonder why am talking exclusively about quinoa, i have a reason for it.Am running this week's blogging marathon with One ingredient three courses as theme. And i picked Quinoa as the star ingredient for this week's blogging marathon, obviously i dished out three different dishes out this incredible wholegrains. For the first day of this week's blogging marathon, i couldnt stop myself to prepare some crispy murukkus out of this grains for snacking. We just love munching this dangerously addictive murukkus as they came out extremely crunchy. Stay tuned to see what i cooked with this tiny grains aka quinoa.

Quinoa Murukku, Quinoa Spicy Murukku

2cups Rice flour
1cup Quinoa flour
1/2cup Roasted gram flour/Pottukadala maavu
3tbsp Butter(room temperature)
1tbsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Ajwain seeds (crushed)
Oil for deep frying

Take the rice flour,quinoa flour,roasted gram flour,butter,cumin seeds,asafoetida powder,salt and ajwain seeds in a large bowl.

Gradually add the water and knead everything as a soft and stiff dough.

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.

Spicy Quinoa Murukku

Fry on both sides until its turns 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.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#71


Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome Priya, pickingup quinoa and on top making a murukku is out of the world thought..those murukkus are simply stunning and looks crispy!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..must say these spiral muchies look stunning..good thought to use Quinoa.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

This is so awesome. Love it. Gonna try this definitely.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Omg those murukku looks absolutely amazing.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Too good. I almost made these last week but ran out of rice flour so had to drop the idea.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, quinoa flour in murukku, that is a genius idea. Those murukku look so crunchy and delicious.

Vanitha Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and healthy too!! I have never used Quinoa in snacks,especially murukku; love it and want to try soon :)

Meera Girdhar said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome use of Quinoa a super food in snacks . Priya your Murukku looks so perfect and crisp . Thanks for sharing this .

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. Muruku with quinoia .. So innovative akka.. Now that we can have it happily..

Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

Just perfect looking Murukku. Want to pic one up and much away with my tumbler of Kaapi!

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

What a brilliant idea to use quinoa in making chakli, these look so perfect and sounds so delicious! Just need a Cup of masala chai :)

Uma Srinivas said... Reply To This Comment

Addition of quinoa flour is fabulous. Looks crispy and delicious.

Avin said... Reply To This Comment

They look like regular murukkus but I am sure they we're delicious. Craving some with chai👍

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly made and looks super crunchy. Loved the idea of using Quinoa in Murukku... Interesting !

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy. Only yo

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy n healthy. Only you can think is such yummy stuff.

sujitha said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy chakkli.. you got the perfect round shape.. Very Lovely clicks..

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

OMG...this is a wonderful incorporation of quinoa flour in murukku...lovely texture and shape....great share!!

preethi'scuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa murukku sounds interesting. Love the addition of quinoa to make murukku. Healthy and yummy share Priya.

Jyoti Babel said... Reply To This Comment

They look so good, perfect shape. And quite healthy too with quinoa in it.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Superb choice of ingredient for this weeks BM theme.Murukku sounds very yum and looks so crispy too!

Sasmita said... Reply To This Comment

Can have these crunchies any time of the day :P

mildly indian said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome, this looks a far easier one than the laborious one that my mom starts off with. Alos easier to accept as there are no tails from the quinoa visible. love this.

Vidya Narayan said... Reply To This Comment

Is there any south indian who can resist Murukku? Well murukkus for me are once in a year affair for Diwali. The reason I do that is I will be eating it whilst it is getting fried in hot oil. I am crazy for nurruku theeni items like this. Loved what you have done here with the addition of quinoa.. smart options and delicious looking murukku.. Where is my kaapi?

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, Nice one, chakli made with quinoa would never have been in my thoughts. Lovely share.

Lathiya said... Reply To This Comment

I had some quinoa flour..I was stuck with the ideas of using it except adding it when making I got delicious way to use it..chakili looks delicious

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a delicious share Priya! Wonderful to try and mix flours to make it healthy!