I am fooling you guys on a Monday. This is not a recipe. This is not even normal, I think.
Flashback: my brother does weird things with his evening snacks. When the rest of dunk biscuits in tea, he would put two spoons of peanuts mixture in his tea (that’s right, inside his tea) and then drink it up, finally using a spoon to scoop out the sodden mixture bits. As grossed out as I used to be with that, sakkiram podichinti is a brilliant concoction of his.
|These are usually round when whole but a lot of them break during transit|
Sakkiram is reddiar murukku. Its made primarily with rice flour and is hand-made through and through. The spiralling design is done by hand and no mould or press can give you that shape. I will post the recipe and how its made soon, but today, here’s my brother’s whacky snack idea.
Throw 4 murukku broken into pieces, 1 tbsp grated coconut and 2-3tsp sugar in a mixer bowl.
Powder it until you get a mixture like so.
Scrape out the sides – the stuff sticking to the side is the best – and transfer to a bowl.
Eat with hot tea or coffee as a snack. If you add more coconut, you can probably make these into balls. We have never bothered!
Update: I called up the brother now to ask how he came up with this idea and he says, our great grandmother used to make this for our grandfather (her son in law, btw) since he lost all his teeth at a pretty young age and never got false teeth. Of course, she never used a Sumeet mixie for it but relied on a pestle and mortar to coarsely grind the murukku as an evening snack for her son in law, but that’s where the idea originated from!