Diwali Snack RecipesMoong dal Murukku | Gokulashtami 2015 recipes

Moong dal Murukku | Gokulashtami 2015 recipes

Gokulashtami | Janmashtami 2015 is celebrated on September 5. I have  posted  a complete list of  recipes for janmashtami. This moong dal murukku i wanted to post last yer itself. Infact i made it and didn’t post as i was running out of time. So this year for gokulashtami i wanted to post this moong dal murukku as a first post. Stay tuned for festival recipes from Jeyashri’s Kitchen.  Try out this crispy moong dal murukku and let me know how it turned out. You can bookmark this murukku recipe for Diwali too.

Moong dal murukku

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 12 murukku

     Rice flour      1 cup
     Moong dal | Yellow moong dal    2 tblsp
     Butter     1 tsp
     Oil      1 tblsp+ for deep frying
     Salt    to taste
     Asafoetida   a pinch
     Cumin seeds    1/8 tsp
     Sesame seeds     1/8 tsp
     Water     to knead the dough  

moong dal- murukku

  • Dry roast the moong dal and make it into a fine powder. Now a days we get readymade moong dal flour in shops. In a wide bowl add rice flour, roasted moong dal flour, butter, 1 tblsp hot oil, salt, asafoetida, cumin seeda, sesame seeds.
  • Mix it well.
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  • Add water little by little and knead it into a smooth dough.If the dough is too hard you can not be able to press it in the murukku achu. If it is too loose there will be cracks and will consume more oil. So let it be soft.
  • Keep this covered all the times. Take one portion of the dough and put it inside the murukku press.

moong dal- murukku

  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Either press the murukku directly on the oil or press it on the back of a greased ladle and transfer it to the hot oil. Once the oil is hot, keep the flmae in medium high. I used the thenkuzhal achu. My kids don’t prefer the star one and they feel it will prick them in the throat.

moong dal- murukku

  • Once you squeeze them in the hot oil,  When the shh sound of the oil subsides, take it out from the oil and drain it in the kitchen towel.

moong dal- murukku

  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.  Store the murukku in air tight container.
  • Always handle with  dry hands.
moong dal- murukku
  1. Since we are roasing the moong dal, it will grind into a fine pwoder. So need to worry whether it will grind finely or not.
  2. Adding hot oil , while making dough gives crispiness to the murukku. So never skip it.
  3. If making in bulk , knead the dough little by little. do  not knead the entire dough in one shot.
  4. The muruku will tend to turn reddish color while frying if you keep the kneaded dough for a long time.
  5. Some people cook the moong dal in pressure cooker and add to the rice flour and make murukku. If you  feel it is convenient, follow that method.
  6. But for neivedhyam generally we don’t follow that method.

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