|3 cups Processed rice flour|
|1/2 cup Urad dal flour|
|1/2 tsp Asafoetida|
|3 tbsp Butter|
|to taste Salt|
|as much needed to make the dough Water|
When the theme for this blog hop was decided as the first recipe, I knew what I had to blog about and that is this Kai murukku. I entered the kitchen at the age of 12 for attempting this savoury. I am sure it will look absurd that such an young girl would attempt this, but trust me, I had to do this not because I wanted to be adventures but because of compulsion.
It was The festival day and my mother was working in the kitchen in front of a bowl kadai of hot oil makes savouries for the kids. A mishap happened and the whole hot oil fell on her leg and she was severely burnt. We did give the medical help immediately but she was in utmost pain. She just could not continue anymore and that is when she instructed me to try this. She guided me but it was an utter failure. And From that day onwards I have not tried this at all for the fear of reliving those moments. This blog hop made me come out of the comfort zone and try this and I think I have a long way to go
Mix the flours, salt, asafoetida in a big wide mouthed bowl.
Add the softened butter and mix well. The flour will resembles bread crumbs.
Now add just enough water and knead it into soft pliable dough. Keep it covered with wet cloth for 15 mins
Now heat oil in a big kadai. While it is heating, take small ball of the dough and make it into a rope like structure using your fore finger and thumb. Now start twisting it and simulatenously make it into rope and starts making murukku in cirlces. This will come only with practise and i will update the post with a video soon for easy undertsnading
Make a batch of 6-8 like this and fry it in hot oil. Let it brown on one side, now flip it over and let it cook and become golden brown on the other side too
Take it out with slotted spoon and let the oil drain out.Transfer it to air tight container
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