Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thenkuzhal - Easy Diwali Snacks




Thenkuzhal is one of the easiest murukku varieties and is a must in our house during Diwali and Krishna Jayanthi. It is my kid's favorite too. Usually my mom and MIL prepare the rice flour at home, but I have used the store bought idiyappam flour and it turned out very well. 

What you'll need
  1. Rice Flour/Idiyappam Flour – 2 cup
  2. Urad Dal Flour – ¼ cup
  3. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Hing/Asafoetida – generous pinch
  5. Butter – ½ tbsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil to deep fry

Method
  1. In a wide bowl, take the rice flour, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, hing and salt mix well.  Also add the butter and mix well so that butter is incorporated in the flours.
  2. Now add water little by little and knead into a smooth, slightly loose dough.
  3. Heat a Kadai with oil, for deep frying.
  4. Get the murukku press ready with the plate with 3 plain holes. Place enough dough in the mururkku press.
  5. Squeeze in circles on the back of a ladle.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, test by squeezing a very small piece in the oil, if it floats up immediately then the oil is hot, reduce the flame to medium and slide the squeezed murukkus into the hot oil.
  7. Fry on medium heat till the bubbles are almost stopped.
  8. Drain on a tissue paper, cool and store in air tight container.

Notes:
  1. While squeezing the thenkuzhal, if you see they are getting cut, then the dough might be tight, add a little more water and make it slightly loose.
  2. Don't add more than the mentioned amount of urad dal flour and butter, that will make the murukku very soft.



13 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking diwali snack. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Swathi Iyer said...

Thenkuzhal looks delicious very nice.

Julie said...

crispy kurmure..perfect for Diwali..Happy Diwali in advance,Kaveri :)

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Murukku looks cute,great work

Sowmya Sundararajan said...

My dad s favourite. Nice post. Happy Deepavali in advance.

Rafeeda AR said...

uff... yum...

nandoos Kitchen said...

looks very nice..

Hema said...

I also do it exactly the same way, perfect evening snack..

Radha Natarajan said...

such a lovely recipe, clicked beautifully, it is such a pleasure to visit your blog, though I dont come very often as much as I would love to, but I do keep a track of your posts...amazing blog and recipes..all the best

Maha Gadde said...

love d color of muruku..very cool,n muruku version sounding tasty

Prasad Kumar said...

Yum! that looks very delicious and mouthwatering. I'd love to try this this coming Diwali 2015. I'd ask my wife to make this. ;-)

Sindhu Themadath said...

Appears to be very simple and easy recipe. Just a clarification. Should we fry the urud dal and then powder it?

Srividhya said...

Thanks for the recipe. Very helpful.

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