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!
i remember my mother grinding the leftover murukkus frm Diwali (if there was any!) with coconut and sugar and roasting it as well! it was yummy!!
hehehe… your brother's not alone! stuff Ive had over the years:
1. back when sundried kappa were fried as a snack – some of it would be ground in the mixie with sugar… very yum.
2. ever tried sev sanwiches?
3. banana chips soggy with tomato ketchup?
…. these some of my favourite things (my heart breaks into a song at this point… a la… sound of music)
My hubby loves to eat this too…
Here goes our version:
chakilam podi hot
chakilam, garlic (1 flake), chilli, if have nippat too.
chakilam podi sweet(my favourite)
chakilam, pa(g)am pappu(jaggery coated chuneydhall/peanut)
i love indian tea…please could you also add the recipe of tea…
Peanuts dunked in Tea !!!! Now that is something. This mix though should be lovely as long as not dunked in tea
Believe it or not, I used to do this with chakkidam (your sakkiram in our Telugu 🙂 ) and milk pedas – tastes great.
awee grandma trick is very interesting….am craving for muruku for years if i get them wouldn't wait to powder them but binge immediately 😀
Nice idea.. I love banana chips dunked in tea.. wait until they are soggy and eat them.
That's a neat idea 🙂 With some coconut and sugar it should taste like avalosu podi, right?
Sharmilee, the table runner is from Ikea. I liked it as soon as I lay my eyes on it. Came home, checked the tag and realised its made in India. Ah well 😀
Sig, this tastes a bit different from avalos podi but yeah, comparable 🙂