Ari Murukku

Ari Murukku - Murukku is one of the popular South Indian snack. We can have Murukku with tea or coffee as a tea-time snack. Ingredients Raw rice(Pacha Ari) - 4 cups White gram - 1/2 cup White sesame seeds(Velutha ellu) - 25 gm Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 25 gm Asafoetida(Kayam) powder - 2 tbsp Butter - 100 gm Salt - As reqd Oil for frying Method Wash and clean the rice well. Leave it to dry. Once it has dried completely, powder it nicely. Fry the white gram and powder it. Keep it aside. Mix together the powdered rice, powdered gram, white sesame seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida powder, butter and salt. Do not add water. Take a little of this mixture and add water to it to get a dough like consistency. Take this dough and twist it into circular shapes of that of the murukku (chakkli). Heat oil in a kadai or a pan. Drop in the murukku gently into the hot oil and fry till golden brown. Keep flipping the sides till the murukku is done. Store in an air tight container.