My grandma is an expert in making these “Kai murukku”. She makes it so fast and its will look so elegant when she makes it with ease. My mom too makes kai murukku, but both their style differs a lot. I always loved watching them making it for Gokulashtami. I used to sit and hear all those stories and gossips they both used to talk. My paati also makes murukku in shapes of some small kolams specially for me. They will be so so cute.These home made kai murukkus are so different in flavour and taste than we buy from the shops. I love this home made murukkus for its flavour and unique taste.
I always try my hands in making these murukku when ever I make thenkuzhal or other murukku with little dough reserved for this. Last year for diwali I tried with small portions, but I could not make it thin and hence ended up in chewy and hard murukkus. But this time, I took the recipe from my mom and made this with freshly ground rice flour and indeed got perfect taste,just like my paati/amma’s murukku. By posting this recipe here with video,by no means I am claiming I had learnt making this in a perfect way. Just posting what ever I made/learnt/got. I am sure by practice I can make perfect murukkus,not only in taste but in shapes too very soon.
Ingredients: ( Around 25 pieces)
|Raw rice(I used sona masoori)||1 cup|
|Urad dal flour||4 –5 tblsp|
|Sesame seeds||2 tsp|
|Salt & water||as needed|
|Oil||For deep frying|
Kai murukku video : [Play –> pause-> buffer(if your internet is slow) before viewing]
It was a bit difficult to hold my mobile in a hand and do the murukku on the other hand. Hope its clear. Sure by practise I hope to make the swirls perfect in future .