My kid's summer vacation has started and i have made a long list of munchies to be made throughout the summer and this one topped the list.He likes this murukku a lot.
Rice flour - 2 cups
Urad Dal/Black Gram flour - 1/2 cup
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Chillipowder - 1 tsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Water for mixing the dough
In a bowl,mix the rice flour,urad dal flour,asafoetida,salt,chilli powder and mix well.Add the melted butter and mix till they resemble bread crumbs.Now add water little by little and knead into a soft dough.
Heat oil in a pan.Place a little amount of dough in the murukku press.
Drop a little bit of dough into the oil.If it rises up immediately,then the oil is ready for frying.
Squeeze the murukku press directly into the hot oil in a circular motion.
Fry in high heat for 1 minute.Then in a medium flame fry the murukkus till they become slightly brown in color and there is no more sizzling.
Drain them in a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Allow them to cool.
Store in airtight container.