Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday Photos: Deepavali Snacks, Murukku

Murukku is a traditional south Indian food/snack and it can either brought from the store or homemade using rice flour, fried gram and butter as main ingredient. Alike every year, this year too we made Murukku (along with Adhirasam – a traditional sweet) at home during the Deepavali, where one evening mom and aunt sat on the floor for preparing the same and I used the opportunity to take some photos on the process.  Making sweets and snacks is a custom for us or we practice during Deepavali and distributing it to our relatives, friends and neighbors as a sign of sharing our festival spirit.  

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The flour is filled on the Murukku maker – a vessel, where flour being pressed (using a handle on top) to get strings of dough through small holes at the bottom. Just like in the photo below.

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A circular layer of Murukku (after swirling strings of dough) on the ladle before drop into the hot oil boils in the pan, to get a view as below.

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The Murukku get fried after two or three twist and turns in the hot oil in the pan, and once turned deep yellow or orange is lifted using a stainless steel stick like the process below.

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Two to three Murukku can be fried at a time and is left on the paper for some time to let it absorb the excess oil. And then stored in enclosed box and distribute later  

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13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those are neat! i bet they are great treats!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This was very interesting to see! I don't think I have ever tried a sweet like this.

Twilight Man said...

I love to eat muruku very much especially those with lots of spices added. They make good snacks to munch and watch TV.

Rajesh said...

I love these snacks any day of the time and year.

Devilish Angel said...

I like murukku and athirasam...

Sandhya said...

Beautiful pictures, Jeevan, to remember always! Our traditions and customs are unbeatable!

Destination Infinity said...

I like freshly made murukku. Hot ones :)

Destination Infinity

RADHAKRISHNAN C K said...

Nice photos and description.We
toolove murukks ,here in Kerala.

Betsy Adams said...

What a wonderful custom/tradition... That looks delicious... I'd love to try one sometime.... I could probably eat SEVERAL ---since some snacks will do that to me. (That's why I don't eat snacks much.... ha)

Hugs,
Betsy

Renu said...

Enjoyed reading it!

Lady Fi said...

They look delicious!

George said...

These look as if they are delicious snacks.

GreenComotion said...

Yummy!