This Recipe is originated in Southern India. It is Sweet Crispy snack, especially very favourite during Christmas festive season.
It is called, Acchappam in Malayalam (Kerala), Achu Murukku in Tamil (Tamilnadu), Gulabi Puvvulu in Telugu (Andhra Pradesh).
Because of its shape resembles with Rose Flower, it is known as Rose Cookies.
Rice Flour ½ cup
Refined White Wheat Flour (Maida) 2 tbsp
Powder Sugar ¼ cup
Sesame Seeds 1 ts
Coconut Milk 1 cup
Oil to deep fry
Take Rice Flour in a bowl.
Add Refined White Wheat Flour, Powder Sugar, Salt and Coconut Milk. Mix well to prepare batter. You can use mixer blender jar or handy blender to mix well and to make it smooth.
Add Sesame Seeds and stir to mix.
Prepare somehow thick (not very thick, not very watery) batter. The consistency of batter is very important to make it not sticky and make it crispy when fried.
Heat Oil in a deep fry pan on slow flame. When Oil is heated, put Murukku mould in heating Oil.
Heat Oil in another deep fry pan on medium flame.
Put Murukku mould in heating Oil. When mould becomes hot, dip it in to prepared batter. Dip approx ¾ part of the height of the mould to make it easier to release the batter from the mould in to Oil. Batter will stick on the mould.
Put the mould with batter in to heating Oil. It will cause bubbles in heating Oil. When bubbles reduce, shake the mould very gently to release partly fried Murukku from the mould. If it is needed, you can use fork or knife to push Murukku gently to release from the mould.
(After releasing Murukku, put the mould in heating Oil on low flame to prepare to use it again.)
Fry Murukku to light brownish. Flip to fry both sides well.
Remove well fried Murukku from the pan.
Serve fresh and hot or let it cool down and store to serve anytime later.
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Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour.
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Take ½ cup of water in a pan and put on high flame to boil. When it starts to boil, add Ghee in it. When Ghee is melted completely and water is boiled well, remove the pan from flame.
Take Rice Flour in a bowl. Add Salt and ½ ts of Cumin Seeds. Mix well. Knead semi stiff dough adding boiled water with Ghee gradually as needed. Knead it repeatedly very well.
Prepare number of small balls of prepared dough.
Steam all prepared balls in a steamer.
Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, ½ ts of Cumin Seeds, Skinned and Split Black Gram, Curry Leaves, Dry Red Chilli and finely chopped Green Chilli. When spluttered, add prepared Rice Balls, Fresh Coconut Powder, Salt, Fresh Coriander Leaves and Fried Cashew Nuts. Mix well taking care of not crushing Rice Balls.
Take ¼ cup of water in a bowl. Add Oil, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add Gram Flour and knead dough. It will become soft dough. Fill it in Kitchen Press machine with Vermicelli . Keep it a side.
Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add boiled Fenugreek granules, Garlic Paste, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix well and cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Add approx 2 glasses of water and Jaggery and boil it. When water starts to boil, using Kitchen Press machine, fall Gram Flour Vermicelli direct in boiling water spreading all over, not making heap. Continue cooking on medium flame until excess water steam away and Vermicelli is boiled well. It may take approx 8-10 minutes.
Take it in a serving bowl.
Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves.
Leave it to cool down to room temperature.
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