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Butter Murukku/Butter Chakli – The Famous teatime Snack

Being a South Indian I love food a lot. So I don’t like to try new cuisines but would love to explore new stuffs with my known ingredients. If you ask how about Murukku? My answer would be that I am sooo crazy on murukkus. Murukku making is an art. The tradition of preparing savories at home and serving with tea/coffee is an old tradition. With the fast world everything has become the commercialized. It’s an art to make the savories and when you do it at home we will have stories with it in our memories. We are creating memories. Whenever you eat a snack those memories will be associated with it. I do agree the snack will be yummy when get it at a store too but when we do it at home we get a satisfaction that it is done in a clean environment with a one time usage of oil. Most of the Snacks are not just healthier but also delicious and you can try out your own experiments in including the spices you want.

Before going into the recipe let’s see the history of the Murukku:

History of the Murukku

For all the famous snacks the origin becomes a debatable one likewise the origin of murukku is also debatable. But I can say with pride that it’s part of south indian cusine since its tasty and easy to make yet the perfect one can be made with the skills.It is originally from Tamilnadu and it travelled to different parts of south india and now its famous all over the India. With the help of tamilians it has travelled to various global destinations like Srilanka, Malaysia and Singapore. It has reached the west too as Americans also like to explore different cusines.

There are many varieties of murukku like Manaparai murukku,Thenkuzhal,kaimurukku, Sakinalu,ribbon pakoda,etc., and now we are going to see the Butter Murukku today.

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Butter Murukku recipe which will make you visit us again😘 My DMs were bombarded last night for two reasons one to console me and support me to check on how I am at the moment . Subhanallah that’s so sweet of you guys to enquire about me. I am feeling better now and I guess it was just PMS.Subhanallah So with this we ended making butter murukku a favourite murukku of my daughter. She loves it and so we started by getting from the stores. Later I borrowed chakkli/murukku press from my friends and made for her and in this India trip we go one for us and this is the first one we made with our own press😛 It’s usually said it goes well with filter coffee/tea but I am a person who hasn’t tasted them both so have no idea on that but I like to eat them just like that for that crunchy feel. The speciality of this butter murukku is that it melts your taste buds just like that …. So let’s share the recipe which I prefer to do this tamilnadu special in my traditional family method Ingredients Required: Rice flour – 2 cups Besan. -1 cup Butter. -3 tbsp Cumin. -1 tbsp Ajwain. -1 tsp(optional) Sesame seeds 1 tsp(optional) Salt – as per the taste Water – 1 .25 approximately Procedure 1. Swift the flour and make sure the flours (rice flour,besan ) are clean 2. In a mixing bowl please do add the rice flour, besan ,butter (must be in room temperature, cumin, ajwain, sesame and salt. Mix it well in a way that it’s been mixed evenly. 3. Start adding water in a way that it’s been kneaded smoothly. Knead the dough smooth that it becomes a firm dough. 4. Now the oil must be in a way that it’s not too high or too low. When the oil is too low then the murukku won’t be crispy and when it’s too hot it will get browned soon before getting cooked. 5. In the meantime keep the murukku press ready by applying oil/butter inside the press so that it has a great flow 6. Take a good amount of the murukku dough and fill the murukku press with it. 7. Fry it in the oil over medium heat till it’s golden and the bubbles settle down. #mombloggersofig #mombloggers #foodie #foods #foodphotography#amscommunity #alizehmysoul #foodporn #toddlerlife #toddlers #mkbkids

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BabyA loves murukku and as I didn’t have a press to make them I started making kaimurukku which needs patoence and right skill in making it it was a flop and hence ended up by getting from the stores. Later I borrowed chakkli/murukku press from my friends and made for her and in this India trip we go one for us and this is the first one we made with our own press.

It’s usually said it goes well with filter coffee/tea but I am a person who hasn’t tasted them both so have no idea on that but I like to eat them just like that for that crunchy feel.

The speciality of this butter murukku is that it melts your taste buds just like that ….

So let’s share the recipe which I prefer to do this tamilnadu special in my traditional family method

Ingredients Required:

Rice flour – 2 cups

Besan.      -1 cup

Butter.       -3 tbsp

Cumin.       -1 tbsp

Ajwain.       -1 tsp(optional)

Sesame seeds 1 tsp(optional)

Salt – as per the taste

Water – 1 .25 approximately

Procedure

  1. Swift the flour and make sure the flours (rice flour,besan ) are clean
  2. In a mixing bowl please do add the rice flour, besan ,butter (must be  in room temperature, cumin, ajwain, sesame and salt. Mix it well in a way that it’s been mixed evenly.
  3. Start adding water in a way that it’s been kneaded smoothly. Knead the dough smooth that it becomes a firm dough.
  4. Now the oil must be in a way that it’s not too high or too low. When the oil is too low then the murukku won’t be crispy and when it’s too hot it will get browned soon before getting cooked.
  5. In the meantime keep the murukku press ready by applying oil/butter inside the press so that it has a great flow
  6. Take a good amount of the murukku dough and fill the murukku press with it.
  7. Fry it in the oil over medium heat till it’s golden and the bubbles settle down.

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2 Comments

  1. I really need to try this recipe soon! My husband and younger daughter live Murukku! Is the Murukku press something you can get on Amazon easily?

    Also, thank you so much for sharing my homecooking menu! Hope it helps people!

    1. Yes you can get them in amazon and you can even get them at the Indian Grocery Store.

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