1 tbsp oil
2 cups of wheat flour
½ cup rice flour
butter Milk as required
2 tbsp carom seed
2 tbsp kashmiri chili powder
2 t/s roasted cumin powder
1 tbsp pepper powder
1 t/s poppy seed
1 t/s garam masala powder (optional)
2 tbsp white sesame seed
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying
1 linen Cloth
. Sift whole wheat flour and rice flour. Add 1 tsp of salt and mix nicely.
. Transfer the sifted flour to a linen cloth.
. Tie the linen cloth from the top so the flour doesn’t come out.
. I have used a vessel to steam this potli with flour. Just take some water place a metal stand or plate over the pan.Take a vessel or tray on which the linen cloth (potli) could fit.
. Cover and steam for 19-10 mins on medium heat. Alternatively, you could use pressure cooker also to steam for 6-7 mins on medium heat.
. Remove the potli and pestle with a mortar.
. Uncover the cloth.
. Transfer the contents to another vessel. Add sesame seed, carom seed, cumin, cumin powder, pepper powder, kashmiri chili powder and garam masala powder if using and salt.
. Add butter milk little by little. Don’t add too much butter milk as we require a semi-soft dough for murukku.
. The murukku dough shouldn’t be too soft it should be on the firmer side. At the last stage, add oil Allow the dough to rest for 25-30 mins. Cover the dough with a damp cloth or cling film.
. Grease the murukku moulds from the interiors. Make small rolls from the dough to add in the murukku maker. You got to have a murukku maker to make murukkus like below in the pic.
. Make spirals or round shape murukku with the desired size. Place them in a greased dish or paper.
. Now take a big vessel / kadhai adding sufficient oil as you would be deep frying murukkus.
. Once the oil is heated add one by one murukku into it. Just add about 4 to 5 murukku ensuring they don’t stick to each other else they would break. Fry until nice crisp golden brown.
. Once all murukku are fried dab some tissue paper on them to remove excess oil. Allow murukku to come to room temperature. Now store them in an air tight container or a box.
. Serve wheat murukku with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
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