Monday, June 1, 2009

Variety Butter Murukku

Tongue is the most active organ I guess, it always wants change, wants more, keeps getting bored with things. Usssss. Here is a simple yet intersting murukku snack with a lot of choice for the tongue. :)

You might ask me whats that in the center??? Yeah... its a murukku dough Ganesha. There are lots of myth in out culture and tradition. Mom being a theist, always prays to god for the dish to come out well by making a small Ganesha everytime. :)

Myth is a myth, but when it brings happiness to someone anything is fine and agreed isn't it. :)

White/ Plain Butter Murukku


Rice flour - 5 cups

Urad dhall flour(fry in dry pan and powder it) - 1 cup
Butter - 50 gms
Asafoetida - a pinch
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Salt - for taste


Beat butter nicely in a plate and add all the other ingredients to it and mix well. Partition the mixture into multiple parts. Take one portion of the above mixture and add adequate water to it to make dough. Now put the dough in the muruku maker and squeeze it in the oil and fry till it becomes crisp.

Note: Do not mix the entire mixture into dough at one stretch. Doing that would lead to change of color of the dough when left alone for a long time. So make the mixture into dough by adding water as and when required.

Now to make it more interesting, lets add flavors to the same dough.

Orange Butter murukku

Add little chilly poweder and food color orange or red along with the above ingredients and make muruku in the same way. This would give you a gharam flavor and interesting look and feel.

Green Butter Murukku

Grind coriander leaves and some green chillies(accordin
g to your taste) very finely and add this to the above dough and mix well. This would give you the flavor of coriander leaves and would be hot with chillies too.. :)

You can make another variation of using mint leaves too.

Yellow Butter Murukku

Add a pinch of turmeric power and a little lemon extract to it and mix well. This would give yummy flavour as well as attractive color to it. :)

Written by: Nithya
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Vedha said...

idhanaala ulaga makkaluku arivipadhu ennavendraal Nithi's favorite word(or sound) is USSSSSSSS :-)

nice murukus by the way... keep konjam stock for me bak home, ok?

Christo Gonzales said...

this is the coolest snack - I think I can make this with my potato to go off and get some urad dhall flour....

Mangala Bhat said...

wowowo! butter muruku and that ganehsa ...both r fantabulous ..nice presentation dear ..will try this soon

Anuradha said...

super photography!!!! Awesome!!! Hats off!!!

Anonymous said...

wow..damn going to try it for sure.ganesha looks oh so cute.

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Super click and Awesome murukku buddy:)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Thats looking fabulous.. ganesha looking cho sweet. Really tempting nithi.. Nice pictures too.

Parita said...

Gorgeous click..looks lovely:)

kittymatti said...

cho chweet!!! lovely pic and nice idea:)

Lavanya said...

woww.......very creative you are...all are looking good..i will give a try next time when i make these :)

Divya Rao said...

Butter Murukku looks really yummy Nithya! Did you make the Ganesha? Very nice :-)

chef and her kitchen said...

That center piece is a stunner Nitya....Ganesha looks really nice..
and the Murukku is also very very colorful...Adding you to myblogroll.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow that looks so lovely. Ganesha looks very good. Yummy colorful murukkus

Kalai said...

Crispy and colorful the Cilantro and lemon variation.

Unknown said...

i was the first one to taste it ... really superb yummy especially that green murukku ....

Medhaa said...

Nitya you have a wonderful blog, I love your creativity. Every post or pictures shows how creative you are. The Ganesh is so beautiful.

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