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Murukku Recipe / Coconut Milk Murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe – Diwali recipe

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Murukku is a savoury, crunchy Indian snack, perfect for tea time with a cup of tea or coffee. Murukku means twisted and is originated for Tamil Nadu. Murukku is most commonly prepared with rice flour and white lentils / urad dal flour by infusing some flavors. There are different types of making murukku commonly its made by adding the dough to the press and then pressing to the oil, few are made by rolling the dough by hands and then deep fried in oil.

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Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe / Murukku Recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku can be made in bulks and stored in an air tight container, as is stays fresh for a week. Already I have shared the recipe of Butter Murukku and Rava Murukku. Now let me share coconut milk murukku. Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal murukku is prepared with rice flour, white lentils (urad dal) flour and coconut milk. Make sure to use thick coconut milk, as it gives more flavor to the murukku. Compared to the regular ones this murukku is little crispy.

Making of Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku Video recipe –

A very easy and simple savory snack for Diwali. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Urad dal / White lentils / ulundam paruppu – 2 ½ tbsp.
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Jeera / Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 2 cups (for deep frying)

Preparation:

  • Dry roast urad dal / ulundam paruppu / white lentils for 2 mins or until it starts turning golden brown in color.
  • Spread it over a plate, bring it to room temperature, grind to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl, sieve the ground urad dal powder, add rice flour, cumin seeds, salt, asafetida and mix it well.
  • Pour melted butter and crumble it well.
  • Pour coconut milk little by little and start kneading the dough gently.
  • Take the press, put the 3-hole disc, grease it well with oil, and take a small portion of dough and fill the press.
  • Press the dough to check the flowing of the dough, if it’s tight to press, pour little more coconut milk knead the dough and continue the process.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, press the murukku to the oil, after a min, swap the sides and cook on both sides, until the oozing sound of oil comes down.
  • Cook only in medium flame, else the murukku would turn brown in color before getting cooked.
  • Drain the oil, remove it from fire.

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Serve along with tea or coffee once it reaches room temperature. You can also store it in an air tight container once it reaches room temperature and stays fresh for 2 weeks.

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White Chicken Gravy recipe / Chicken in white gravy / Chicken gravy recipe

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Chicken gravy is one such familiar dish that is prepared by most of us. Also, there are more varieties and flavor in the chicken gravy, this time I have tried a mildly spiced and flavored chicken gravy which goes out well with chapathi, roti, paratha, parotta, pulao’s and biryani.

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White Chicken Gravy recipe / Chicken in White gravy / Easy Chicken Gravy recipe

White Chicken Gravy tastes delicious, also the butter and cashew nut paste in it gives a rich texture to the gravy, green chillies add mild spicy taste along with few spices. I have accompanied this white chicken gravy along with parotta and chicken 65. Let me share the recipe…

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White Chicken Gravy recipe / Chicken in White gravy / Easy Chicken Gravy recipe

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Butter – 2 tbsp or Coconut oil – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Coconut – 10 gms
  • Green chillies – 1 ½ nos
  • Poppy seeds – 1 ½ tsp
  • Fennel / Sombu – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Ginger (1” inch stick) – 2 nos
  • Kasoori Methi / Dried Fenugreek leaves (காய்ந்த வெந்தயக்கீரை) – 2 tsp
  • Black or White pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions into pieces.
  • Take coconut, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, green chillies all together and grind it to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Soak cashew nuts in water for 15 mins and grind it to a fine paste along with the water.
  • Heat butter in a kadai or heavy bottomed vessel, add the onions and cook until the onions turn golden brown in color.
  • Pour the ground masala and cook until the raw smell goes off or the oil starts floating on the top.
  • Add the chicken pieces, followed by salt and cook for 2 mins.
  • Pour a cup of water, cover and cook until the chicken in cooked.
  • Pour in the ground cashew nut paste, mix it well and cook in low flame for a min.
  • Crush the dried fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi within your palms, and sprinkle it over the gravy.
  • Sprinkle pepper powder, mix it gently.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot along with any Indian flat breads.

Nei Kadalai recipe / Roasted Channa Dal / How to make nei kadalai

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Nei Kadalai is a crunchy and spicy snack popular among south Indians, this can be prepared in bulks and stored in an air-tight container once it reaches room temperature. It stays fresh for a week time. Not only as a snack, this goes out well with a cup of coffee or tea and also a perfect side dish for curd rice and lemon rice.

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Nei Kadalai / How to make Nei kadalai / Roasted Channa dal – Indian snack

Nei Kadalai is prepared by soaking split chick pea or kadalai paruppu in water for few hrs, later deep fried in oil and mixed with spice powders. You can adjust the level of spice powder as per your taste. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Split Chick peas / Kadala Paruppu / Channa dal – 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 2 cups (for deep frying)

Making of Nei Kadalai recipe –

Preparation:

  • Soak channa dal / kadala paruppu / split chick pea in a bowl of water, for almost 6 hrs.
  • Drain the water completely, pat it well with a cloth, spread it over a cloth and let it dry for 30 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in a spoonful of channa dal / kadala paruppu to it, fry them until the turn golden brown or ooze sound goes off.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire. Let it rest for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile deep fry the curry leaves in the oil, drain the oil, remove it from fire.
  • Add it to the roasted channa dal, wait until it reaches room temperature (else if the masala powders are added, it would become soggy)
  • Sprinkle chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafetida, salt and Mix it well, only when it reaches room temperature.
  • Store it in an air-tight container, it stays fresh for a week.

Note: Fry the soaked channa dal, once when the whole water is drained, else it would splatter when it’s getting fried in oil. Cook in medium flame, otherwise it would get burnt easily.