Butter Murukku Recipe
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Butter murukku is an easy murukku recipe with butter in the dough which gives a crispy yet soft burukku. Perfect as an evening snack with tea or a special savoury snack for Diwali.
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 2 tbsp of roasted gram powder (pottukadalai powder)
  • 2 tbsp of besan (kadalai mavu)
  • 1 tbsp of butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp of asafoetida (hing, perungaayam)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Prepare the roasted gram powder first. I powdered about ¼ cup very finely in a spice grinder and then measured out the required amount
  2. Add the rice flour, besan, roasted gram powder, cumin seeds, hing, and salt to a wide bowl
  3. Add butter to this mixture and use your fingertips to mix well. The resulting mixture should resemble bread crumbs but won't be too moist, which is fine
  4. This is a good time to set a kadai or pan on heat and add enough oil to deep fry the murukku. As it heats up, you can prepare the dough for murukku
  5. Add water a little at a time to the murukku mixture and make a dough that's moist and holds its shape when punched. Poke a finger into it and the dough should dent easily without cracking or breaking
  6. Take your murukku press and add the right disc to it for butter murukku. The star-shaped ones are perfect, same disc we use for mullu murukku
  7. Take a good amount of the dough and make a long log shape out of it
  8. Insert into the murukku press and check that the oil is ready by adding a small amount of dough to the hot oil. If it sizzles up immediately, the oil is ready
  9. Press the murukku directly into the hot oil. The dough should be relatively easy to press through and will break into smaller pieces automatically as you press over the oil
  10. Keeping flame medium-high, gently turn the murukku pieces until so that they are uniformly cooked
  11. The sizzle of the oil will subside and the murukku pieces will also shrink in size as the moisture leaves the dough
  12. When golden brown, drain and remove into a plate or bowl lined with paper towels.
Recipe by Edible Garden at https://www.cookingandme.com/2015/11/06/butter-murukku-how-to-make-butter-murukku/