Rounding up the bakshanams for this Diwali with one favorite savory item – Butter murukku. I did not have a murukku press, so I got creative and used my pastry bags to make these murukkus. The murukkus were funnily shaped, so Anand and I enjoyed a little game of “guess whats shape this is?” :D. The murukku was super crisp and tasted exactly like my Ammamma’s murukku.
Happy Diwali everyone! 🙂
Cook time: 30 minutes; Recipe Source: Ammamma; Yields: 25-30 small murukkus
- Rice Flour – 1 cup
- Besan or Gram Flour – 2 tbsps
- Butter – 2 tbsps
- Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
- Asafoetida – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – to deep fry
Get all your ingredients together in a bowl and mix together using your hands to get a crummy texture. Now slowly add water to make a smooth dough that does NOT stick to your hand. Make sure the dough is not dry or else it will break when you are making your shapes.
So here comes the fun part – using a piping bag with a nozzle, spread a little bit of oil on the back of your spatula and make murukku shapes on it. Don’t worry if its not a perfect murukku shape.
Heat oil and once it is very hot, turn it down to medium and slowly immerse this spatula into the oil ~~ your murukku should automatically slide into the hot oil. Fry till it is nice and evenly brown.
Enjoy your fun shaped crunchy Murukku! 🙂