Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nada karasu / Ribbon Muruku - Andhra Savoury (my 50th post)

       Ribbon Muruku is a traditional Andhra savoury mainly prepared at the time of festivals. With changing times,  people started doing this as regular snacks. I still remember Amma makes these in bulk and pack it for me and my friends when i used to stay at hostel in my college days. Of course, we used to complete everything in one day.. ha ha ha . Since am living away from the country, Amma cannot send me all those.. I had to prepared it this time :)  .. 

  • Roasted gram : 1 cup
  • Rice flour : 3 cups
  • Salt : nas per taste
  • Chilli powder : as per taste
  • Sesame seeds : 2 tblspn
  • Oil : for deep frying
  • Ghee : 2 tblspn
Muruku Press

  1. Grind roasted gram using a mixer or blender to make a fine powder. Sieve the powder and keep aside.
  2. For 1 cup of sieved powder , add 3 cups of rice flour .
  3. Add sufficient salt  , chilli powder , sesame seeds , hot ghee and combine them well.
  4. Add water in small amounts to make a soft dough.  The dough should be soft so that when pressed from the "muruku press", it should  come out smoothly.
  5. Take the "muruku press" , add the ribbon muruku plate to it. Fill the dough in it upto 1/2  of the press.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai /heavy bottomed vessel .Once the oil is heated , reduce the flame to medium and press the "muruku press" in circular motion to form layers of dough in kadai until the dough in the press is finished.
  7. The oil starts bubbling .Fry it on a medium flame until the color changes to golden brown.
  8. Once the muruku turns its color , then turn over the mukuru to the other side carefully. Let it fry on the other side also till it changes to golden brown color. Remember to fry on a medium flame only.
  9. Now remove it from the oil and place on a tissue paper to obsorb the excess oil.
  10. Repeat the same with the remaining dough . Let the muruku cool down and store it in a air -tight container to maintain the crispiness and freshness for a longer time.


You can also find this in the following events :

Gayathri's Festival Food & Event
Rasya's vegeterian Food & Me