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.
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…
Raw rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
Urad dal / White lentils / ulundam paruppu – 2 ½ tbsp.
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.
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…
I hope the name looks funny – “Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram”, since this snack was prepared by my hubby, during his bachelor days 😝, most commonly during the lazy times or with no pocket money, this would be their hunger food for sudden cravings with little job, easily available and less expensive ingredients. Recently when he was chatting about his good olden days in Bangalore more than 15 years ago, this resulted in the discussion of this recipe 😊.
A quick and easy snack with little work more delicious for the evening or best preferred for the rainy days are boon to most of us. Also, this fills your stomach like anything – roasted gram used here has lots of health benefits for women, onions used here gives the crunchiness and easy digestion. Give a try to this snack for your tea time with a cup of tea or coffee.
Not only me even my kids liked it. Give a try and enjoy your evenings, so now onwards do not worry about your cravings. Let me share the recipe…
Roasted gram / Pottukadalai / Porikadalai – 1 cup
Onions – ¾ cup
Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
Sesame oil – ½ tsp
Lemon juice – 3 drops
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Roasted gram, fienly chopped onions, lemon juice, chilli powder, salt
With sesame oil
With finely chopped coriander leaves
Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Tea time snack
Peel and finely chop the onions.
Rinse and finely chop the coriander leaves including the stalks and keep aside.
Take roasted gram, finely chopped onions, finely chopped coriander leaves along with lemon juice, chilli powder, sesame oil and salt in a bowl.
Mix it well and let it rest for 5 mins.
Serve with coffee or tea.
Note: You can also add finely chopped cucumber, tomato with this.