|Place of origin||Tamil Nadu|
|Main ingredient(s)||Rice flour, Urad dal flour (Black gram), Salt, Oil|
Murukku (Tamil: முறுக்கு) is a traditional snack of Tamil nadu, savory crunchy twists made from rice and urad dal flour. Murukku is a verb in Tamil language means twisted.Manaparai Murukku - The town Manapparai in Tamil Nadu is particularly known for its tastier murukkus. Murukku is made in many varieties as a traditional treat for festivals such as Diwali and Krishna Janmashtami. Tamil nadu government applied for geographical indication tag for Manapparai Murukku along with Thanjavur veena and Madurai malli (jasmine). Kai Murukku are often served on special occasions within Iyer (Tamil Brahmin) families. Murukku is famous not only in Tamil nadu and Indian subcontinent but also in other Tamil diaspora like Srilanka, Singapore and Malaysia. Its Malay name is rotan gulung goreng, although even in that language it is far better known as murukku.
Murukku is also known as chakali; Kannada: ಚಕ್ಲಿ chakli; Gujarati: ચકરી chakri; Marathi: चकली ; Telugu: మురుకులు murukulu, చక్రాలు chakralu, or జంతికలు jantikalu,Konkani: Chakri or Chakkuli.
Ingredients & Preparation
Murukku is most commonly made of mixed rice flour, urad dal flour and water, seasoned with salt, asafoetida and either sesame seeds or cumin seeds. The ingredients are mixed together into a dough that is then shaped into spiral or coil shapes either by hand or using a mould. The spirals are then deep fried in vegetable oil.
Varieties of marukku include
- Rice and lentil murukku (Mullu murukku)
- Light crispy murukku (Thenkuzhal murukku)
- Coconut milk murukku (Thengai paal murukku)
- Wheat flour murukku (Godhumai murukku)
- Spicy murukku (Kaara murukku)
- Garlic murukku (Poondu murukku)
- Ring muruku
- Butter murukku (Vennai murukku)
- Besan Murukku
- Hand spun murukku (Kai murukku or Suthu murukku)
- Rice murukku (Arisi murukku)
- Sweet murukku (Achu murukku or Achappam)
|Kai Murukku 1|
Kai Murukku (Big Hand spun murukku)
|Kai Murukku 2|
Kai Murukku (Small Hand spun murukku)
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