Mullu Murukku/ Crispy fried Rice and lentil flour snack

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Wishing all my friends and readers of this blog, a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali. May this festival of lights bring all the happiness to you and your loved ones.  

Diwali/Deepavali festival is celebrated all over India with lots of fun and enthusiasm. This year it falls on 26th of October.  When we are young we had lots of fun as we lit fire crackers, ate lots of sweets and snacks and wore new clothes. Now here in US lighting fire crackers is out of question as it is mostly available only on Independence Day.  But I made some sweets and this savory snack which I like a lot.

I had planned to make it by grinding par boiled rice. May it was not a good idea after all. After putting into the blender, just in seconds the blender stopped working, saying to me that I have worked a lot (after two years of service), so I need a retirement. Then I had to throw the entire rice along with coconut milk which I used. 
In between my hubby came from office and told me to stop everything, and you don’t need to make anything. I told him I am going to make them with rice flour I have in my hand. He took care of photography session; the end result was that I missed some photos.  But he took some videos. He even tried to press the murukku with the mold, which he found difficult to proceed. It turned out to be crispy, and even my princess liked it, and she even tried to get the entire box in which I had kept them. I told him that I got an award when little one loves the snack. So give it a try, and you need only rice flour, fried urad dal (spilt matpe beans), butter, cumin seeds, black sesame seeds and coconut milk and water. Since I used store bought rice flour around 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and 1 ½ cups of water is required. If you made homemade flour then water amount needed will be less. Make sure that you make very soft dough otherwise your hands will ache while pressing through the mold. Here goes the recipe. 
One year agoChana masala
Print recipe from here
What you need

Rice flour: 2cups

Fried urad dal powder/ Split matpe beans powder: ½ cup ( Home made)
Butter: 1tablespoon
Coconut milk: ½ cup + 2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
Black Sesame seeds: 1 ½ teaspoon
Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste               
Water: 1 ½ cup
Canola oil :  4 cups

How I made
In medium bowl add rice, fried urad dal powder, ( home made urad dal powder can be made by dry roasting the urad  dal for 2 minutes and then grind into powder ) cumin seeds, black sesame seeds, salt and butter and mix well. To this add water and coconut milk and mix once again to form dough. Knead 1-2 to minutes to form a smooth dough consistency.

 In thick bottomed pan heat oil, once it become 375 F. Using a murukku acchu or presser / cookie presser with star shaped tip, press a small amount of dough  into a greased ladle and make the round shape.  

As one side starts cooking in about 1 ½ minutes flip the other side and also cook for another 1 1/2 minutes. Once they become golden brown, remove them using a slotted spoon.
Cool and store it in an air tight container.

Enjoy with hot tea or coffee.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Yield: 30 no
Verdict: Crispy, yummy
Will you make it again: Yes I will

There are few  other Deepavali/Diwali  dishes

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  1. says

    Wish you a very Happy Deepavali dear..:) Murukku looks so lovely and crispy..:) I am amazed at your recipe collection..:) Enjoyed browsing around..

  2. says

    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
    All the sweet dishes looks yummy and fabulous. Murukku looks crispy, crunchy and tasty.

  3. says

    Happy Diwali…Mullu Murukku looks perfectly done..You have a long list of yummy sweets and snacks very apt for the festival.

  4. says

    I hope you had a Happy Diwali. I wanted to go yesterday to our local Indian Restaurant. They were having a special buffet to celebrate it.

    Last Sunday they have a dessert like the Moong Dal Halwa but when I asked the server she told me it was made with clarified butter and lentils. It was so good that we had seconds.

    Take care dear friend.


  5. says

    Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Diwali!

    Such amazing treats, so crunchy, crsipy, tasty, and over the top creative!
    Swathi-you never cease to amaze me with all your creative treats, especially for the holidays!
    Enjoy the festivity of lights, and all the wonderful treats:DDD
    Hugs to you, my dear friend!