Murukku with Oats

Thursday, September 22, 2016

These Murukkus are very similar to the Benne Murukku recipe here. The only difference is that I replaced half the quantity roasted Gram with Instant oats. 

When it comes to deep frying, I don't consider Oats to be a healthier alternative to othet grains but I did want to try how these Murukkus will turn out with the addition of Oats. The result was quite good. Roasted oats did add a nice nutty flavour to the Murukkus

I made these almost a month ago for Krishna Janmashtami  & I made yet another batch for Ganesh Chaturthi & they disappeared quite quickly

Oats Murukku

Kedar loves these kind of Munchies & since its his Birthday next week, I wanted to share a couple of his favourites 

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/4 cup Instant Oats
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Gram/Chuntney Dal
  • 2 tsp softened butter
  • 2 tsp hot oil
  • A pinch of Hing
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil to deep fry

How To:

Grind roasted gram into a fine powder. In a pan, dry roast Instant oats for about 2-3 minutes. let it cool and later grind into a fine powder

In a wide bowl, add all the ingredients except the 2 tsp oil

Now, Add water little at a time to make a stiff non sticky dough. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside.  In a deep frying pan, heat oil. when the oil is hot, take out 2 teaspoons of oil & add it to the mixture & knead. 

Grease the Murukku press with oil. Attach the Single Star Murukku Mould. Take a little bit of the mixture & fill it inside the Murukku press, Check if the oil is hot enough for frying by dropping a bit of the dough in the pan, if the dough rises immediately then the oil is hot enough, If you feel that the oil is overheated, turn off the heat for a couple of minutes & reheat 

Once the Murukku Press is filled with the mixture, press it directly over the hot oil, in a circular manner. Do not over crowd the pan. Fry them over medium flame. Flip them at regular intervals for even frying, When the bubbles & the frying sound die down, the Murukkus would have turned golden in colour.

Remove with a slotted spoon & drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Allow them to cool completely & store in an air tight jar. They stay crisp & fresh upto a week 

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