Diwali aka 'Festival of Lights' is a festival celebrated in India. People make sweets/snacks and share it with relatives and friends.
Kai Muruku, is a famous hand-made Indian savory snack. Its an art and requires lot of patience and practice to make it.
Kai suthu murukku (Hand spun) is prepared by getting a string of dough and twisting it while winding it into a ring. This process is very hard, requires patience and is highly technical work.
My mother-in-law made this awesome kai murukku and I tried to learn it but just wasted some dough :)
Makes : 20
- Par-Boiled Rice - 2 cup
- Urad dal Flour - 1/4 cup
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
- Sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp
- Butter - 1 tbsp
- Soak rice for 2 hrs and grind to smooth paste by adding little water.
- In low flame slightly roast urad dal flour
- Mix ground rice, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, melted butter, salt to form smooth dough
- Place greased ziploc sheet in a plate
- Make lime size ball of the dough
- Using thumb and index finger twist and rotate the dough to get spiral shape of murukku in greased plate
- Repeat it for remaining dough
- Allow the muruku to set for couple of mins before frying
- Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry murukku till its golden brown and flip it to cook both sides
- Store in air-tight container