Ever since I discovered from Foodilicious how easy it is to make murukku, I have been hankering to try my hands on making this Indian snacks. My Indian neighbour gave me a big jar of murukku and my children love it so much.
Since it is Deepavali, I decided to try making murukku. It is bloggable material, it is an adventure and I guess it is not expensive to experiment too.
I went to a shop in Little India and confidently tell the Indian man, “Saya mau buat muruku. Apa tepong saya kena beli?” Wuah…I was so confident he will believe me. But our friend there pointed the pre-mix packed of murukku flour. I told him, “Tak mau, saya mau sendiri campur punya tepung.”
I cannot recall the name of the flour mentioned by Foodillious. So, I was helpless in demanding for the original flour as I don’t know what type of flour. The man insisted, “Ambil itu Baba’s punya. Sedap.”
Doh…I guess he doesn’t believe a Chinese woman can make murukku.
So, I had to take a packet of Baba’s murukku flour. It costs only RM2.90 for 500 grams.
I use half a packet, i.e. 250 grams of flour, 1 tablespoon of ghee and a cup of water. Mix them into a dough.
After getting a pliable dough, every one of my sons wanted to press the murukku dough. So, they take turns pressing the wooden mould. It is not easy to get nice shape. Nothing like how I see on TV where the Indian ammah just swirl, swirl, swirl and get standard size and shape murukku nests.
All we get are odd shapes and sizes pile of murukku because each son came up with their own designs. I find the flour too mild so I added sesame seeds, garam masala and tumeric powder into the dough. Meanwhile, in the oil, I added some spices to make it smell spicy.
So here is the small portion of the murukku, fresh out of the hot oil. The murukku is very crispy and tastes authentic. It is much better than those sold at the pasar malam as it is not hard at all.
As it is late when I attempted to fry the murukku, I didn’t bother to get the curry leaves from our apartment garden. Otherwise, I think it will tastes much better.
If you want the real murukku recipe, go over to Foodillious. And do stumble her post!
HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO ALL HINDU READERS OF MALAYSIABEST.