Monday, July 23, 2018

Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli

Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli
Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli



Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli is a healthy snack to munch on at any time.

When I posted Ragi murukku in my blog, I received loads of applause from my followers and I started receiving requests for murukku recipes with other millet flours. As I already made thinai thattai , I was planning to choose Kodo millet/Varagu this time. But when I checked my pantry, all my millets were over so I need to change my snack menu for that day to Thavala Adai. It is the traditional snack recipe made out of rice and dals which I tasted at my Patti house and it was absolutely yummylicious.

Then, I noted down Kodo millet in my grocery list and went to my usual organic shop to grab one pocket of Kodo millet. But, Kodo Millet was out of stock and I saw only mixed millet flour pockets sitting on the shelves. One idea struck me" Why not try murukku with mixed millet flour?". 

Generally, I buy whole millet and make flour at home but this time I bought millet flour and tried the murukkus. It was super crispy and the only thing I noted was, it demanding more butter than the usual quantity that we use for rice murukkus. I made these murukkus and thought of keeping them for weeks as the evening snack so that it will save time for my content writing work, but these millet murukkus were super crispy that it got over in just a few days and I ended up preparing another batch.

After finishing my second batch I was left over with 1 cup of millet flour. So what I did was, mixed them to the leftover sour idli/dosa batter and made crispy dosas. Though I have already made seperate millet idli/dosa batters like Varagarisi Idli, Samai vendhayakeerai dosai,  Kuthiraivali podi dosa, etc earlier, this last minute makeover for the normal idli  batter has also turned out to be good.

You can also give it a try and drop your comments on how the dosas turned out to be:).

So, here we are with the ingredients for the Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Readymade Mixed Millet four
  • 1 cup homemade rice flour or the idiyappam flour
  • 1/2 cup Pottukadalai/Roasted gram
  • 1/2 cup Moong dal/Split green gram/ siru parppu
  • 2 teaspoons Red chili powder (alter according to spice level)
  • 2 tablespoons Cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame seeds
  • 2 pinches Hing
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (alter according to your taste)
  • For frying--Oil


Method:

1) Grind roasted gram to a fine flour and transfer it to a mixing bowl.

2) Roast moong dal to a light brown color and till nice aroma. Leave it to cool down and grind to fine powder.
Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli



3) Transfer the ground moong dal powder to the mixing bowl.

4) Add millet flour and rice flour to the mixing bowl.
Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli



5) Add salt, red chili powder, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, hing and mix well.

6) Next, add butter and start mixing.
Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli



7) Sprinkle water little by little and knead it to a smooth dough. Close it and keep it for 10 minutes. If you feel the dough has tightened up, sprinkle some water and kneed once.

8) Heat oil in a wok/Kadai and in the meantime, take a plastic sheet or a banana leaf and grease it with oil.

9) Take a small portion of dough and put it inside the murukku press with a star symbol in it.

10) Make small swirls on the sheet and keep it ready.

11) Drop a pinch of the dough in the hot oil and when it comes up immediately with sizzling sound then the oil is in a correct temperature for frying murukkus

12) Drop the pressed murukkus using a perforated ladle in hot oil.
Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli




13) Leave the murukkus to fry in oil in medium flame and flip them once they are done with the first side.

14) Cook them till golden brown on both sides and the sizzling sound reduces completely.

15) Take the murukkus out of hot oil and drop them on the kitchen paper towels.
Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli



16) Alternatively, you can directly press the murukku dough on oil and make murukkus but you will not get in round shape though. This is the best way to choose when you are having trouble making swirls.

Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli is ready...Bon app├ętit :)

Tips:

1) Instead of butter, you can use hot oil or ghee.

2) If you don't have homemade rice flour or the idiyappam flour, you can use normal rice flour that you buy from stores but add 1 tsp of butter extra.

3) The millet fours need extra butter than the rice flour murukkus so I have added four tablespoons of butter.

4) I have used mixed millet flour here, you can replace with any specific millet flour such as ragi flour, little millet flour, Kodo millet, Barnyard millet, Proso Millet, etc.


Crispy Mixed Millet Murukku/Millet Chakli




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