Kerala Murukku


Rice flour – 4 cups
Urad dal  – 1 cup
Ghee & oil – 1/2 tsp each
Water – 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Hing, Jeera, Sesame seeds – a generous pinch
Oil for deep frying
Salt as required

1. Fry urad dal in a pan without oil until it turns light brown in colour and keep it aside for cooling. Once it cools, powder in a mixer.
2. Add ghee and oil in the pan and heat them.  Meanwhile boil 1/4 cup water in another vessel.
3. Heat oil for frying.
3. In a bowl, add the powdered urad dal, ghee, oil, boiling water, hing, jeera, til, turmeric powder and salt and mix to form a smooth but stiff dough.
4. Add the dough in the muruku maker and using  a single star disc, squeeze the dough as shown in the picture into the oil. Fry on both sides until golden brown.


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