This crispy traditional snack, which has the mild sweet taste of coconut is prepared during Krishna Jayanti and Deepavali. I learnt this recipe from my mother.

What you need

Rice flour - 2 cups

Green gram flour - 1/2 cup

Butter - 1/2 tbsp

Coconut oil, optional - 1/2 tsp

Coconut milk - 1 cup

Cumin or sesame seeds - 2 tsp

Sugar - 2 tsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Oil - For frying

Murukku maker with a one star plate

Cooking instructions

Mix all the ingredients except the coconut milk.

Now, add coconut milk little by little and make a soft dough (chapatti dough consistency). Add a little water if the coconut milk is not enough for the dough.

Grease the inside of the murukku maker with little oil. Stuff the maker with the dough.

Now, press the murukku onto an oil greased sheet.

Heat the oil for frying in a wok, and drop two to three murukkus gently at a time in the oil.

Fry till crisp on medium flame. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.

Store in an air-tight container.

Nithya Balaji is a food blogger, an avid food photographer and a writer of stories in English and Tamil.

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