Kuzhal Murukku/Thenkuzhal

20151123_191944I remember eating many different kinds of murukku/chaklis in my childhood. This particular kind was mostly available in Tamil Nadu. Crunchy and delicious. I made this as part of a Christmas project in 2015 where I put together some traditional snacks for my colleagues and friends.

Ingredients

Rice Flour- 2 cups

Urad Flour – 1/4 cup

Jeera – 1 tsp

Salt – to taste

Black Sesame seeds(optional) – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Oil +Butter – 3 tbsp(melted and warm)

Warm water – to make a dough

Tools Required

Chakli/Murukku Machine

Method

  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

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  • Add the oil- butter mixture and blend it into the flour.

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  • Add water little by little to make a stiff dough. Place it in the machine with the disc as shown in the picture.

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  • Pipe onto a parchment paper in a random style as shown below.

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  • Scoop it up with a spoon and deep fry both sides in medium low heat till golden brown in color.

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  • Note: If oil is too hot, it would brown too quickly but remain uncooked inside.
  • Enjoy.

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