Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thenkuzhal Murukku

Rice flour - 4 cups
Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Butter - 6 tbs
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1tsp
Asafetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt as required
Oil for frying

Take a bowl,add in all the above ingredients by adding enough water to make a soft dough.

Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry the murukku. Now take the murullu press, grease it with some oil and put the murukku hole plate inside it and fill with the dough and press it over the oil so that the dough will fall into the oil in murukku shape. Deep fry on medium flame both the sides till the the murukku changes its color and the shhh sound stops. Now drain in a paper towel and allow it to coll and store in a air tight container.

Now the delicious murukku is ready to enjoy on Diwali....

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chandrakala & Suryakala

For Dough 
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Ghee -3 tbs
Salt a pinch
Water for kneading

For filling
Khoya - 1 and half  cup ( i used the store bought khoya, you can also make khoya at home)
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Nuts - 5 to 6 tbs ( Chopped almond, pistachio, cashew )
Sugar - 3 tbs
Milk - 2 tbs
For syrup
Sugar -2 cups
Water - 1 cup
Saffron - few strands
Take a large bowl add in all purpose flour, salt, ghee and prepare dough by adding water. Knead it nicely and keep aside for half and hour. Meanwhile prepare the filling and syrup.

Prepare sugar syrup to half string consistency on medium heat. When it reaches the correct consistency add cardamom powder and saffron strands and remove from heat.
In another bowl  add in khoya and crumble it well, then add sugar,cardamom powder and mix well by adding milk. Finally add the chopped nut and mix well.

Now take the dough knead it again to make it soft. Divide the dough into equal sized balls. Now roll them as we make puri.  Stuff the puri with koya, (you stuff with 2tsp of koya) fold it and seal the sides ny folding from one end to the other end. This process if for making Chandrakala.

For Suryakala -  We have to place the filling in the middle of the puri, cover it with another puri and press the sides to seal and fold it. Repeat the process to make both chandrakala and suryakala.

Heat oil on medium heat  in a wide pan. When the oil is hot fry them until it turns light brown, ( We have to fry on medium heat). When it starts turning brown evenly on both sides, from from oil, drain it and addd in sugar syrup. Aloow it to get soaked for 20 mins. Then take it out and store it in a box.