July 15, 2014

Manapparai Murukku

The Indian Cooking Challenge for June is classic traditional snack, the famous Murukku.  These murukkus are from a town down Tamil Nadu called Manapparai.  The recipe source is from "The Hindu" newspaper.  This murukku has a unique taste as the water in Manapparai is uniformly salty and gives the murukku its distinctive flavor.


Rice flour - 2 cups
Urad dhal roasted and powdered - 4 to 5 tbsp
Cumin seeds, sesame, ajwain- 1 tsp each
Asafoetida: A pinch
Salt - to taste
Water - to mix the dough
Oil -to deep fry
Butter - 2 tbsp

1.  Mix all ingredients with rice flour and urad dhal flour.
2.  Add water little by little, kneading into a thick batter. 
3.  Fill it into the murukku maker (with round holes) and rotate to form coils. S
4.  Fry in medium heat till crisp.
5. Store in airtight containers.