36 JANTIKALU/MURUKKU

Preparation Time : 20 - 30 mins
Cooking Time : 20 - 30 mins
Makes : app 250 gms of Murukku

Utensils needed:
Muruku /Chakli Press.
Kadai


Jantikalu/murukku was the dish chosen for the month of September 2009 at Indian Cooking Challenge by Srivalli

Ingredients Needed:

Raw Rice - 4 cups
Urad Dal - 1 cup
Water - app 1/2 cup or more

For Seasoning

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
Asafetida/ Hing - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter - 75 gms( 1/4 th cup)

Method to prepare:

Wash and drain the rice. Shade dry the Rice for 1/2 hr. Dry roast the Urad dal to light brown. Allow it to cool.
If you are using more quantity, you can get it ground in rice mil, else use your mixie to grind both Rice and Urad dal.

First grind rice into a fine flour, keep it aside. then grind the urad dal to fine powder.
( I used rice flour and just fried urad dhal and powdered, but added little extra butter to make it soft)


In a wide vessel, take both the flours along with salt. Mix well. Add cumin, Sesame seeds to the flour, mix well.

Whether you use Asafetida powder or the solid ones, you got to mix it in water, make sure it is dissolved before adding to the flour. If its not dissolved properly, when deep frying the muruku, there are chances for the hing to burst our due to air bubbles.

Mix in the hing to the flour and finally add the butter. Gather everything well and you will get more of a crumbling mixture. Now slowly add water and knead a dough which is little more softer than the puri dough.

Heat a kadai with oil enough to deep fry. Once the oil is hot enough, simmer to low flame.

Take the Muruku Aachu, wash and wipe it clean. Then divide the dough into equal balls. Fill the Muruku maker with the dough. You can either press it directly over the flames or press over a paper and gently slide it down the hot oil. But since the quantity mentioned here is less, you can press it directly over the kadai.

Cook over medium flame, using a slotted spoon, turn it over to other side to ensure both sides turn golden colour. You will know by seeing the colour that its cooked. Remove to a kitchen paper and store it in a air tight container.

This goes to Srivalli's Indian Cooking Challenge



36 comments/Reactions:

Aysha said...

Hey Padma,nice crispy murukku....

lata raja said...

Padma, these are just like butter murukkus you buy in India. They look lovely and crisp.

my kitchen said...

Tasty & Crispy muruku.nice.

Priya said...

Crispy murukku looks great Padma..

Jyoti V said...

Hey Padma, nice muruku, looks so crispy..
love to have with tea/ coffee

Sree... said...

Nice Murukku Padma,Looks yummy and crispy..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

looks very nice and crunchy.

Superchef said...

im seeing this nice n crispy murukkus everywhere! thanks to ICC :)

Uma said...

tempting snack. Yum!!

Nandini said...

Crispy and tasty murukku! Easy way to munch.

divya said...

Nice murukku padma.Looks yummy...

Babli said...

I love murukku but never prepared at home. Thanks for the nice recipe. Murukku looks yummy and crunchy.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks so nice and crisp... Can I have some too - please ?

Ammu Madhu said...

niceone..i always like to have some crunchy snak in the evening..

cheers,
ammu.

Vibaas said...

here i am sitting and drooling at the yummy murukku and an ad pops up to reduce the belly :D

looks yum

Varunavi said...

Nice cripsy muruku padma

vidhas said...

crispy and lovley snack padma.

Sireesha said...

Looks very crispy and delicious...

Prathibha said...

murukku fever everywhere..I m sure ur kids would be enjoying them

Ammu Madhu said...

now i am following you..take a look at my blog..

Padma said...

Thanks Aysha.
Thanks Lata... that's true they tasted like butter murukkus... kids loved them.
Thanks Esai Selvi, Priya, Jyoti V, Sree, Shubha, Manju, Uma, Nandini, Divya, Babli, Somoo, Ammu, Vibaas, Saritha, Vidhas, Sireesha, Prathibha.
Sure Somoo - you are welcome any time.
Yes Prathibha - kids loved them
Thank u all for your comments :)

Padma said...

Thanks Ammu Madhu for dropping by and leaving your comments... sure would love to visit your space :)

Abhilash Pillai said...

the murukku looks crisp and ready for eating...

hey! one doubt... why you call it jantikalu murukku...?

Gita said...

Crunchy murukkus....nice presentation Padma :)

Sush said...

crispy murukku

Ann said...

Dear All,thanks for all your concern and am being humbled with your love.

In fact,this is not a sudden decision,been thinking for a while now esp since my sinus have gone worse.Thank you all for supporting me and hope to meet you all at your own respective spaces.Love & have a great time..

GR said...

Murukku its mouthwatering.thanks for sharing

Padma said...

Thanks Abhilash, Gita, Sush and GR..
Abhilash Jantikalu is the name for murukku in Telugu :)
Ann - I am really sorry about it... hope things get better soon and drop in sometimes.... but felt bad that the whole blog is now no more....

Abhilash Pillai said...

Padma now I understand...

Ok so here comes the actual comment.

Jantikalu really looks nice. We also make this at home. I mean my mother but they are rounded and overlapping each other in circles.

I hope you broke them or you prepare it in this manner...

But this really looks crisp and ready for tea.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Really has come out very nice. Mine is all over, send some across please.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hi Padma, Murukku looks crisp and yummy. Book marking this one:)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Padma...i love murukku alot... :)...this looksperfect in shape and color....nice snap dearie...

Valarmathi said...

Looks crunchy and yummy.

Malar Gandhi said...

Murukku sounds great, love it with tea.

b/n I find it hard to see your comment column here, why? it takes lot of time to load?!!

Padma said...

Thanks Abhilash again... that's true I broke to pieces and I did not make in circles like chakli... did pressed in the kadai in circular motion and took and brok to pieces :)
Thanks Sadhana/Muskaan, Myethreyi, Lena and Valarmathi :)
Thanks Malar- but don't know what is wrond with the comment section.... few days back was facing lot of problem - then I changed the comment format hoping it will be ok... will try to look for solution :)

lissie said...

muruku is my favorite... they look so perfect and yummy!

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