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Friday, September 07, 2018

Butter Murukku | Pottukadala Murukku ~ Instant Tea Snack

Pottukadala murukku or split dalia murukku is an instant snack that you can prepare in a jiffy for tea. There is hardly any hard task and can be prepared by anyone. The split dalia needs to be powdered smooth and mixed with rice flour and besan. Butter is added to enhance the flavors and so kids call this as 'butter murukku' too. I happened to view this recipe in a cookery show and loved the simplicity of making unlike the other mullu murukku. These are crunchy,crispy and quite addictive too, perfect to go with a hot cup of tea!!

Preparation time ~ 15 mins
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ a large bowl
Author ~ Julie

rice flour / ari podi 1 cup
besan / kadalmavu 1/2 cup
*pottukadala powder/split dalia powdered 1/2 cup
asafoetida / kayam podi 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds/ jeerakam 1 tsp
butter 1 tbsp
salt to taste
oil to deep fry

  • Powder the split dalia(pottukadala) in a  mixer. Sieve the powder smooth.
  • Then take the rice flour, besan and split dalia powder in a bowl. Add the jeerakam(cumin seeds),asafoetida powder(kayam podi) and salt. Mix well. 
  • Add softened butter to this and mix with hands to get a crumbly texture.
  • Then add water little by little to knead in a smooth soft dough. It should be loose than chapathi dough. Leave for 10 minutes covered.

  • In the mean time,heat oil in a kadai and in a idiyappam press or mould attach the star plate and fill the dough in it.
  • When the oil is heated enough, press the murukku directly holding over the oil.
  • Flip and turn both sides and cook on medium heat. Don't get this over browned(doesn't taste good) and drain from oil as the pieces gets crisp and light browned.
  • Cool completely before storing or enjoy with tea.

* 1/3 cup of split dalia will yield 1/2 cup of split dalia powder.
* Roasted or unroasted both rice powder (appam/ idiyappam flour) works good for this recipe.
* You can add a little spice too if you like it that way, either pepper powder or chilli powder 1/4 tsp can be used.
* Wait for the oil to be hot before making each batch as murukku soaks more oil if oil is not heated good. Drop a lilttle piece and check if the little piece pops up on the surface of oil then oil is heated good.

* Mullu Murukku 
* Kuzhalappam
* Madura Seva
* Achappam 


Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

They look crunchy and yummy...a perfect tea snack!

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

this is one of my favourite...looks crispy

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Crispy and delicious snack