Thursday, August 9, 2012

Besan Murukul (Gram flour treats)

I made this for Iftar recently. These simple , crisp and yummy murukuls  made me miss my mom who lives in India so much more. These were her specialty and she would make them in large batches and store them in air tight containers for us to eat whenever we desire. This year when i visited India i picked up the gadget which makes these fab murukuls. My FIL best describes them as irresistible. Try them to believe.


Besan (gram flour)  : 1 cup
Rice flour : 2 cups
Salt : 1 tsp to 1-1/2 tsp as per taste
Red chili powder  : 2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp

Sesame seeds : 1/2 tsp
Butter 2 tbl spn
Oil to deep fry

Method :

In a clean plastic bowl mix  all the ingredients together.
Add water to make a thick consistency . This should almost be as thick as cookie dough.
Now fill the murukul gadget with this dough. I used the plate with medium sized holes. Heat oil in pan and deep fry the noodle like dough (from the gadget) until golden brown. You can make these in all different shapes and sizes. Remove and place on paper to absorb excess oil. Enjoy !!

Rating :4.5 / 5 big hit with my 2 yr old