Murukulu are a traditional and classic snack that are crunchy and addictive with a cup of coffee or garam masala chai. This is a favorite savory snack in our home and I always look for occasions to make them.
So this time I tried to give the regular muruku a twist and added onions to get additional taste and flavour to this snack and they have turned out pretty well.
Its fun to make these deep fried savories at home with help of a family member, I always take my husbands help 🙂 Also be extra careful around oil, keep the children away from the kitchen and wear short sleeves and cotton clothes only while deep frying anything.
Rice flour – 2 cups
Roasted chana dal powder – 1/2 cup (Putnala Pappu)
Ghee/Butter – 25 gm.
Chilli powder – 1 +1/2 tsp.
Chopped onion – 1/2 cup.
Ajwain/Carom seeds 1/2 tsp
White sesame seeds 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying
Grind 1/2 cup chopped onions into a fine paste in a blender.
In a bowl mix rice flour, roasted chana dal powder, chilli powder, ghee, salt and ground onion paste. Now slowly add water little by little and make stiff dough. The dough should be just soft enough to pass through the muruku presser.
Muruku Presser is easily available and any super market or condiments shops.(Following is the image of the same)
Mean while, heat the oil. To check whether oil is hot, put a small piece of dough into an oil, when it pops out immediately,it is an indication that oil is hot.
Take muruku press, with a star shape plate. Fill it half with dough we prepared and press it in a circular motion. When the muruku starts to change color, flip again using a slotted ladle and fry till light golden. Make sure to cook evenly. Drain on kitchen tissue and leave it to cool.
Repeat the process until you finish off the dough. You can store them in an air tight container and enjoy!!