This crispy snack happened in my kitchen for a reason. Wheat flour murukku wasn’t a thing that I planned for. This month, on a random weekend when I was busy shopping for summer vacation, a little thought of inviting my friend for dinner came up. Yes, one of my friend is expecting a baby, so I had to make her happy by feeding some delicious food. Which I usually do for most expecting moms that are near and dear to me. And I didn’t want to break that rule for the sake of vacation shopping. So we just drove back home deciding the menu for special dinner that day.
Since it’s a feeding for a mom-to-be, the menu has to include murukku or chakkuli. It’s a kind of tradition here in Udupi to feed chakkuli to a pregnant woman. So I was in dilemma as to which murukku to choose from. Because it’s such a snack that demands time and I had many other food to be whipped up. So to keep it simple I made wheat flour murukku which involves no grinding like conventional ones.
In order to make dough, all it needs is steam cooking raw wheat flour. Steaming helps in suppressing the gluten of the flour. And it helps to knead a stiff, no-cracks dough. And that’s it. Your dough is ready to be pressed as murukku. It took no less than 35 minutes to make a batch of 20-25 chakli. And the dinner was successful with scrumptious food around. So how about you trying this wheat flour murukku at home?