Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Diwali Dhamaka #3 - Cashew Murukku


Diwali reminds me of fireworks as the first thing. The next would be new dresses, savories and sweets. :)

This time I decided not to burst much of crackers. I am not sure if its a kind of maturity or lack of interest on them. I still remember good old days when I wouldn't even sleep the night before diwali just because of the immense interest I had in bursting crackers. I even used to be an early bird to burst the first one and wake others in the apartment. But, things have drastically changed now :) I have grown up :P(isn't it a good reason to hide my fear for them?! :P )

Coming to the savory of the day,"Cashew murukku" is definitely a different and rich murukku that we can ever imagine. If you are a person who likes roasted cashews, then this murukku is definitely a treat to you :) Its so flavorful and crunchy :)


Other than Hindus, Jains and Sikhs also celebrate Diwali in a grand manner for their own reason. Lets look into the Jain way of diwali today.

Diwali has a very special significance in Jainism. It is said to be the day when Lord Mahavira, the last of the Jain Tirthankaras, attained Nirvana or Moksha.

The Jain year commences with pratipada subsequent to Diwali. Hence Jain businessmen conventionally launch their accounting year from Diwali.

The way Jains celebrate Diwali is different in many respects. There is a note of asceticism in whatever the Jains do, and the celebration of Diwali is not an exception. They celebrate Diwali during the month of Kartik for three days. During this period, devoted Jains observe fasting and chant the Uttaradhyayan Sutra, which contains the final pravachans of Lord Mahavira, and meditate upon him. Some Jains visit Pavapuri in Bihar where he attained Nirvan.

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Rice flour - 2 cups
Cashew - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 2 tblsp

Chilly powder - 1 tsp

Salt - for taste

Oil - for deep frying

Cashew murukku

Soak cashews in water for 15 mins and grind it into smooth paste by adding some water to it. Take the paste, rice flour, chilly powder and salt in a bowl and mix well. Slightly heat the ghee and add it to the mixture and mix well. Now add water little by little and mix until it forms into a dough.

Heat oil in a wok. Now fill the dough in the muruku maker and squeeze it directly in the oil and fry till it becomes crisp. Maintain moderate flame throughout the process to get evenly cooked murukku.

Cashew murukku is ready to eat :)

Happy making :)

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You can skip using chilly powder and make it as classic salt murukku.

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Written by: Nithya
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Angie's Recipes said...

Looks very delicious!

Unknown said...

Am loving the diff diyas u r presenting daily...Lovey presentation. Cashew in murukku sounds yum, looks very appealing!

Pavithra Srihari said...

rich girl .. this is yet another richy murukku ... love the pics ..

Raks said...

Thats very new kind of murukku,sounds interesting... I have the same pair of 'pavai vilakku' with me too ;)

Shivani said...

love the way u presented them, really nice

Lakshmi said...

cashew crackers !!!! wow... extremely nice.. here is another one for me ... nice pictures and yet another Diwali story ... you ROCK :)

Anuradha said...

Nice crispy cashew murukku. Richie rich recipe! Lamp looks apt and situation oriented. :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Crispy..... never heard about this before

Menaga Sathia said...

new recipe n crispy murukku..happy deepavali!!

Smita Srivastava said...

A very Happy Diwali to u n ur family .
The murukku looks so tempting ... love the small murukku cracker too .

Anu Nandu said...

I love seeing all the wonderful Diwali recipes - my Diwali spirit is way up now! Now - if I could just get my hands on your murukku...

Unknown said...

how do you mange to do so many post for Diwali and too all authentic sweets and savoy, man thanks for making me a real big time lazy bum :P but those murku looks brilliant and arranged like flower pot cute Happy Diwali :)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nice one nithi ..Will try it out soon once all my snacks are done. Nice idea and the murukku looks tempting as well. Pictures are beautiful.

Pushpa said...

Delicious crunchy murukkus,Happy Diwali to you...


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Murrukus look so crunchy.

Hamaree Rasoi

Rachana said...

Cashew Murukkus look so good. A very beautiful post, Nithya :-)

Swathi said...

Cashew murrukku looks delicious.

VineelaSiva said...

Nice and perfect treat for Diwali.

Nitha said...

murukku with cashews is really new to me.. Looks delicious..

Anonymous said...

rich cashew muruku ;-)

Priya Suresh said...

Very new murukku for me..rich murukkus looks super crispy..

Khaugiri said...

Sounds interesting!!!!

Mangala Bhat said...

New recipe ..Looks crispy!Thanks for the nice recipe ..Pics r awesome

Sangeetha Nambi said...

rich muruku :) Keep Posting !!!

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