Murukku is an easy and crispy snack prepared with rice flour .You can prepare this murukku for Diwali. I made this murukku with Kabuli channa .Its otherwise called as Chole. In Tamil, it’s called as kondakadalai.Murukku is South Indian Deepavali snack. But savoured in all times as a snack due to its excellent flavor and crispy taste. This is one of the melt in the mouth kind of murukku and a great tea time snack. Try and enjoy it.
Prep time: 30 mins |Cook time:30 min
Cuisine: Indian(Festive Snack)
¾ cup (before soaking)
1 cup (after grinding)
1. Soak the Kabuli channa(chole) overnight for 6- 8 hours. Drain the water and dispose it. Then grind to a fine paste .Check out for any hard particles. If some channa’s are not ground properly, place it aside.Sieve the rice flour 2 times and add to the bowl along with the ground Kabuli channa paste.Add salt,sesame seeds and hing in the prepared mixture.Melt the butter and add it to the dry ingredients and mix well. Boil 2 cups of water and keep aside.2. Pour the hot water little by little and stir constantly and mix. Till the dough consistency is reached.Use murukku maker, place in a lump of dough and pipe out the patterns, forming circles. 3. Heat oil under medium high heat. Drop a pinch of dough. If the dough rises immediately to the top, the oil is heated well. Fry until the sound ceases (The sshh sound ceases when all the moisture is absorbed) Use sufficient quantity of oil to submerge all frying murukkus without touching each other. Repeat with the rest of the dough.4. Deep fry them over medium flame to slightly golden brown. Use paper towel to remove excess oil. After murukku is cool down store in an airtight container. Usually for this quantity we'll get 12-15 murukku.5. Store in an air tight container. Enjoy crispy and tasty homemade Kabuli channa (chole) murukku. Everyone at your home will love it.
Butter is must ingredient in this recipe since it helps the murukku to stay crispy for long. You need to wait till bubbles stop to make sure Murukku is well cooked. The dough has to be in a correct consistency, should not be sticky or too hard.
You can also use 3 star murukku mould instead of 1 star mould. Do not add more butter coz the murukku will break .Chilli powder is optional.