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Hey all here is the murukku or Jantikalu which you all did for ICC challenge. Its like student submits late homework I was not able to make in time but anyways will try it out all the items and post when time permits for me. Here is the murukku we enjoyed during the festive .......

Ingredients :

Raw rice - 4 cups
Urad dhal - 1 cup
Water -1/2 cup

Seasoning :

Cummin seeds - 1 tsp
Sesame - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Butter - 75 gms

Oil for deep frying

Method :

1. Wash the rice , soak for 2 hrs or so then drain rice and shade dry for 1/2 hr of until it has very little moisture. Then powder it.
2. Roast the urad dhal to light brown and powder it.
3. Mix both flours add all other seasoning and butter. Parallely heat oil in the vessel.
4. Divide the powder into 2 equal parts for first part add the water slowly and make softer dough.
5. Put the dough murukku maker press directly over the oil cook over the medium flame, turn over other side till slightly color changes. Drain to the tissue paper. And store in the Air tight container.

For variation I did garlic murukku :

Add (5 pods) garlic paste and chilli powder ( as required)to the flour add water to make dough and continue with the same above procedure.

Nithya  – (November 23, 2009 at 10:37 AM)  

My favorite murukku :) Mom makes it well too. :)

priya  – (November 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM)  

wow....muruku looks so crispy and yummy...and ofcourse lovely presentation!!!

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (November 23, 2009 at 10:50 AM)  

Though murukku looks crispy , I loved the presentation with two colours.

Gita Jaishankar  – (November 23, 2009 at 11:15 AM)  

Gorgeous click...looks crispy and tasty :)

Abhilash Pillai  – (November 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM)  

super murukku...

It looks crisp and tasty

Trish  – (November 23, 2009 at 12:04 PM)  

What a lot of work and so beautiful too!

Unknown  – (November 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM)  

Looks perfect crispy & crunchy!!Perfect snack for tea time.

Anonymous –   – (November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM)  

beautiful click..murukku looks crispy

VineelaSiva  – (November 23, 2009 at 12:49 PM)  

Yummy murukku looks very crispy.Did u soak the rice or wash and drain the rice.

Vrinda  – (November 23, 2009 at 12:54 PM)  

Oh my,,those look just like store bought...gr8 effort dear,looks so crispy and yummm

Sailaja Damodaran  – (November 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM)  

Looks very crisp,nice snack to munch.Congrats on ur Award....

Priya Suresh  – (November 23, 2009 at 1:18 PM)  

Crispy beauties tempting me..looks prefect for snacks..

Raje  – (November 23, 2009 at 1:38 PM)  

Crispy and yummy snack, Looks great!

Latha  – (November 23, 2009 at 1:55 PM)  

Murukku looks so crispy .....Lovely presentation as always.

Padma  – (November 23, 2009 at 2:08 PM)  

Murukku looks crispy and yummy Pavithra... and nice color too... me too posted a murukku recipe today :)

Uma  – (November 23, 2009 at 4:54 PM)  

yum, yum!! janthikalu look sooo tempting.

Anupama  – (November 23, 2009 at 6:26 PM)  

I loved the color variation in the presentation a lot... the murukku must have tasted yum...

Dhanya Ganesh  – (November 23, 2009 at 7:21 PM)  

Crunchy and yummy murukku . Lovely presentation too:).

Raks  – (November 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM)  

Looks superb,has come out nice:)
Appreciate your artistic touch Pavi :)

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (November 23, 2009 at 7:59 PM)  

These murukku are so crispy with excellent presentation : Are u still in deepavali mood my dear!!!

My cooking experiments  – (November 23, 2009 at 8:48 PM)  

Crunchy murukus.Will have to try the garlic version.Nice click!

Sh...  – (November 23, 2009 at 10:26 PM)  

Crunchy and a colorful murukku. As usual gorgeous presentation

chef and her kitchen  – (November 23, 2009 at 11:13 PM)  

yummy murukku...I just love it...and Garlic karasev is my favorite..

Rekha shoban  – (November 23, 2009 at 11:38 PM)  

muruku is favourite one...that too diwali time...nice presentation!!

Padhu Sankar  – (November 24, 2009 at 3:43 AM)  

My all time favourite .My mom prepares this and I love to eat.Nice clicks

gtyuk  – (November 24, 2009 at 5:57 AM)  

crunchy munchy and crispy murrukkus, all at home love it!!!

nice colourful presentation; the garlic murrukku sounds new ( I use garlic in my ribbon murukkus).

preethvijay  – (November 24, 2009 at 7:04 AM)  

hi nice crunchy snack. Reminds me of my mom.

Sarah Naveen  – (November 24, 2009 at 7:15 AM)  

Wow!!! Murukku looks so crispy and yummy...pass me some [:)]..

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (November 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM)  

oh good better late than never.u did the challenge.yummy and crispy murruku.nice presentation

Anupama  – (November 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM)  

Please collect your awards from my blog Pavi :-)

Rush  – (November 24, 2009 at 4:49 PM)  

wats the lil decor on the plate besides the murukkus, are they coconut scrapings??

Priyameena  – (November 24, 2009 at 10:41 PM)  

Wow it came out perfect for you..Looks delish

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (November 25, 2009 at 7:18 AM)  

Crispy and yummy murukku, looks delicious.

Ushnish Ghosh  – (November 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM)  

Dear Pavithra
The photographs are superb , specially the segregations of light and brown ones..
But my Murku making contraption is broken :-). so I but from market and reasonably hard and bad ones.
I liked the variation with Grlic, may be if I ever get a chance to make, I will put a bit of roasted cumin powder ( with your approval of course)
Hvae a nice day

San!!!  – (November 25, 2009 at 12:46 PM)  

Amazing presentation,the blend of colored n the other murukku tops it.

suvaiyaana suvai  – (November 25, 2009 at 2:24 PM)  

wow!!muruku looks so crispy and yummy!!!!!

Parita  – (November 26, 2009 at 7:42 AM)  

Crispy and crunchy..perfect snack :-)

my kitchen  – (November 28, 2009 at 7:01 AM)  

Looks like my mom's version,crispy & tasty

Spice  – (November 28, 2009 at 7:41 PM)  

My mom used to make these at home....

Dolly Sharma  – (December 1, 2009 at 11:39 AM)  

Love Murukku.Beautiful Presentation. Have'nt yet tried to make them with garlic.Ur Murukku look cruchy and I could eat them right now with my hot tea...

Congrats on ur award.

Usha  – (December 7, 2009 at 4:17 PM)  

Murukku looks delicious ! Congrats on your award...

Malar Gandhi  – (December 8, 2009 at 8:12 AM)  

Nice and crisp...I like the presentation so much.

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Mythreyi Dilip  – (December 10, 2009 at 8:08 AM)  

Murukku looks so colorful and crispy. Perfect and non-oily. Delicious!!!

Rohini  – (December 10, 2009 at 9:07 AM)  

Yummy crispy murukku...Btw, neenga late a vanthalum latest than vanthirkeenga!! ;)
Hope things are fine at your end!!

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Hi friend this is vennilla here.. ur doing a really good job.. can we exchange links..

Anonymous –   – (December 11, 2009 at 7:37 PM)  

looks so favorite..Great evening snack.

Haddock  – (December 13, 2009 at 3:14 AM)  

When its crisp and soft its really good.

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Alisa  – (December 15, 2009 at 11:32 AM)  

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Perspectivemedley  – (December 19, 2009 at 12:02 AM)  

Very Very Nice Pavithra!... Looks Absolutely delicious, I'll try this some time...and a very Impressive Blog :)

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Crispy and delicious murukku! They look so perfect! You have an amazing collection of interesting recipes. I have bookmarked a few of them. Will try them sometime and let you know. Thanks for sharing these great recipes...

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