Varagu Arisi Manakombu / Kodo Millet Murukku

Want to cook some crunchy snack which is comparatively healthier then try this murukku which is basically made from a millet flour and not rice flour.
Varagu arisi flour
4 cups
Green gram dhal
1 1/2 cup
Bengal gram dhal
3/4 cup


Varaagu arisi flour / Kodo millet flour
 2 cups
Dhal flour
1 cup
2-3 tbsp
3/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
for deep frying

Dry roast both the dhals together till they are just warm. Cool it and grind  it to a fine powder
In a small cup add the required amount of salt, asafoetida and 1 cup of water

In a broad plate take the above mentioned millet flour and dhal flour. Sieve it well.

To this flour mixture add the butter and mix to form a crumb like consistency

Now pour small amount of the prepared salt water to this and prepare a soft dough. Add more water if necessary

Now heat oil in a deep pan.

To test if the oil has attained the required heat, drop a small amount of this dough to the oil,. If it sinks and rises immediately, it means that that is the right temperature.

Now take a small amount of this dough, make it into an elongated shape and stuff it into the murukku press.

Close it with the other half of the press and press 2 rounds into the hot oil. 

Be careful while handling hot oil.
Flip the murukku over when it starts to brown.Take out the murukku from hot oil when all the bubbles in the hot oil has subsided. Drain it in a colander.

Transfer to an air tight box when it has completely cooled

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