Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mullu Murukku

Happy Diwali to all my friends. Let this Diwali bring you happiness , joy and laughter forever..
Below is a short  Diwali wishes poem from my DH. ( I converted to Tamil . I know it is good to read this in our own language )

அனைவர்க்கும் இனிய தீபாவளி வாழ்த்துக்கள்
கரகோஷம் நிறைந்த நன்நாள்
புத்தாடை அணிந்து இனிப்பு காரங்களுடன்

பட்டாசு முழக்கத்தின் சத்தத்தில்

தொலைக்காட்சி தொகுப்பலை கண்டு ரசித்து

மகிழ்ச்சியுடன் கொண்டாடுவோம் திருநாளை
நல்லதெல்லாம் பெருக அமைதி நிலை பெற
வையகம் என்னும் வாசுதேவ குடும்பத்தை வளம் பெற செய்வோம்

My mom is here with us to celebrate Diwali and we decided to make Mullu murukku / Ribbon pakora ,Maaladu and Almond Burfi. For my daughter , I told my mom to make some omapodi. Our Cousin who is staying with us mentioned that he is missing his grand mom’s ukkarai very much.. In my side , we don’t prepare ukkarai and my in laws side , they make it.. so my mom decided to make ukkarai .. since it was first time , it did not come that very well. although the taste was very good . I am hoping that I will have some time to post all these recipes.
Actually I lost my Murukku press while we shifted our apartment and we searched the entire house last month and couldn’t find it. So I asked my aunt ( my athai ) to get it from Chennai and give to our friend’s parents . Since it was a new one , we had trouble pressing it initally..
Anyways here is the recipe for Murukku
Pottukadalai ( Dhaliya ) – 1 cup
Rice flour – 1 cup
Moong dhal powder – 1 cup
Butter – 1 tsp
Sesame seeds – 2 tsp ( white ) – optional
Salt – as per taste
Asafoetida – a pinch.
Chilli powder – optional ( I did not use it )
Oil for frying
Dry roast Moong dhal until you get a nice aroma. Cool it and powder it smoothly ( you may have to sieve and grind it ) . Grind pottukadalai also to a smooth flour. Mix Rice flour , Moong dhal powder and pottukadalai along with salt , sesame seeds , butter by adding  water to a soft dough. Heat the oil in Kadai.
Take a handful of dough and put it in murukku press. Make round shape by pressing it in the oil ( you can also press it in the ladle and then transfer to oil ) Turn the murukku and Fry it until it is crispy, Remove the excess oil by draining in paper. Store it in airtight container.
Sending this to Serve it –Festival Series hosted by Denny and Krithi.

Also sending to Kushi's event - MyDiwali My way  
Anu's event - Festival of lights

Radhika’ event – Sweets and Savories

Diwali-Special_thumb2denny and krithi

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