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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thenkuzhal Murukku using Rice Flour

Thenkuzhal Murukku using Rice Flour
Homemade Murukku are always healthy. My mom usually avoid getting deep fried snacks from outside. Sometimes the shop reuse the Oil many times. Reusing the Oil again and again increases the risk of heart disease. Thenkuzhal is prepared from Rice and Urad Dal. My mom usually grind the dough in a grinder. I usually prepare murukku from store bought rice flour.  Please check below for step wise instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Thenkuzhal Murukku.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins 
Ready In: 1 hour
Yields : 10 Servings
Thenkuzhal Murukku

For Frying
Rice Flour
2.5 Cups
Urad Dal
1/2 Cup
Sesame seeds
1 tsp
Unsalted butter
1/2 tbsp

Chilli powder
1 tsp

  • Dry roast urad dal to golden brown and allow it to cool. Grind to fine powder in a blender / mixie. Add rice flour,urad dal powder,sesame seeds,salt,chilli powder, butter and hot water and mix well. Make soft dough (similar to soft Chapathi dough).
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  • Now put the dough into  the murukku press. Use the plate having three circles as shown in picture below.
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  • Heat enough oil to deep fry. To check whether oil is hot, drop a little dough into oil. If it bubbles up on top, then oil is hot. Carefully press the murukku press on top and drop the dough into the oil . 
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  • Cook until ssh sound ceases. Flip it on other side and fry till it turns light golden brown colour in medium flame. The color won't change much in thenkuzhal as like other murukku.
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  • Drain the excess oil by placing it in a paper towel. Repeat the process for remaining dough. Cool down and store it in airtight container. It serves fresh for about a week at room temperature.
Thenkuzhal Murukku using Rice Flour

  • The dough will become dry after some time, so cover dough with wet cloth and prepare murukku immediately.
  • Beginners can press the dough on backside of big ladle or on plastic cover and drop the pressed dough into Oil.


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