|Boiled Urad Dal Murukku
Skinless urad dal - 1/2 cup
Water -1 cup ( to cook the dal add little more water if needed)
Rice flour - 2 &1/2 cups
Salt - to taste ( around 1 & 1/8 tsp)
Hing - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
( i used only 1 & 1/2 tbsp)
Water as needed to make a smooth crack free dough
Oil to deep fry
Wash the urad dal take a pressure cooker add the dal and water,pressure cook till soft.
While still warm mash the urad dal well using a masher or your hand.
Put all above mentioned ingredients into the mashed dal..Add the melted butter & mix it till it forms crumbs.Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.
Heat oil in a pan,take some dough & fill it into the murukku mould.Press this directly into the hot oil or press it back of a flat ladle and gently flip it into the oil.
In medium high flame deep fry them till light brown colour place it on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil if any.
Cool completely before storing it in a air tight container.
a) Always keep the dough covered with a wet cloth or plate to avoid drying.
b) This murukku is usually slightly brown so do not over fry.
c) Fry these is medium high flame otherwise murruku will absorb too much oil.
d) Usually too much butter is not needed for this murukku.
Recipe for Thenkuzhal murukku click HERE
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