Thursday, October 27, 2016

Butter Murukku Recipe


Butter Murukku is a traditional Indian snack made during festival time. Butter Murukku is made with rice flour, besan flour and gram flour.  It is easy to make, crispy and melt in mouth texture. There are wide varieties of Murukku recipes with different flour proportion. I have posted 2 varieties in my website. Click on the link to check

Ingredients

Rice flour 1 cup
Gram flour 1 tbsp
Besan flour 2 tbsp
Water 1 cup
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Butter 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method


Take water in a pot and bring it to boil. Add in butter, salt and mix until it dissolved.

Add all flours into the boiling water , immediately remove the pot from flame and mix it all without lump using spatula. Knead well and the texture of the dough should be in thick. Add some rice flour if it's still sticky.

Keep the dough covered and let it cool down for sometime.
Once it is warm enough to handle, add in asafoetida, sesame seeds and knead all together.

Now divide the dough into 6 to 7 equal portion. Take a portion, place it in piping mold. I used star tip for making this murukku.  You can directly press it into the heated oil. But with the piping mold it's pretty hard to press. So I just pressed it in plate and transfered for frying.



Head oil in a pan for deep frying over medium high flame. Test oil with a pinch of dough, if it is rise up immediately, then the oil is ready for frying.

Gently drop the piped dough into heated oil. Fry them batchwise on both sides until it turns to golden brown color.

Remove excess oil in paper towel.

Note:

Don't forget to cover the dough to avoid from drying.
Since I dont have murukku press, I have used piping with star tip.
Fry it in heated oil, else it will absorb more oil and Murukku will become soggy.
Store it in air tight container.



Ring Murukku Recipe


Diwali is approaching in couple of days. I have a list of sweet and savory dishes to make for this celebration. I dunno whether I can make all of them, but sure I will try my best. Today I made this cute shaped ring murukku. It turned out so good.  Ring Murukku is a savoury dish, which is made of spicy rice flour dough, roll them into ring shape and deep fried in vegetable oil. Check below for the detailed recipe.

Ingredients

Rice flour 1 cup
Water 1 cup
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Cumin seed 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method


Take water in a pot and bring it to boil.

Add in butter, salt and give a stir.

Add rice flour into the boiling water , immediately remove the pot from flame and mix it all without lump to make dough. Knead well and the dough should be in thick texture. Add some flours if it's still sticky.

Keep the dough covered and let it warm for sometime.

Once it is warm, add in chilli powder, asafoetida, sesame seeds, cumin seeds and knead all together.

Take a small portion (like gooseberry size) from the dough, roll into a thin rope and join the end of rope to make ring. Repeat the same procedure for the rest of dough.


Head oil in a pan for deep frying over medium high flame.

Gently drop the ring shaped dough into heated oil. Fry them batch wise  on both sides until it turns to golden brown color.

Remove excess oil in paper towel. Once it is completely cooled down, transfer into air tight container.

That's all :) ADVANCE HAPPY WISHES TO YOU ALL!



Note:

Here I made this with store bought rice flour. It will taste so better if you try with homemade rice flour. 

Test oil by adding a pinch of dough, if it's rise up immediately, then the oil is ready for frying.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rasgulla Recipe from scratch


The spongy and juicy rasgullas are my all time favorite. Rasgulla is one of the famous Indian delicacies. It is syrupy dessert made from ball shaped dumplings of chenna, cooked in a syrup made of sugar. This is my first attempt of making rasgullas at home. It came out so well. Follow these simple steps and make this delicious sweet for Diwali.
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