Maida murukku – This stuff is YUMMY. YUMMY and YUMMY.
I have some truth to tell you today : When I made these crunchy murukku in the month of JUNE, solely for posting it as a Janmashtami special recipe, it rocked my world. Like, it got emptied just in a week’s time as a snack before, after and even with lunch. Murukku is such an addictive and fancy snack at my home that every one has appetite to devour them at any point of time.
Maida murukku is a sort of short cut method to traditional one which has mainly rice flour and lentil flour in it. All purpose flour has replaced both rice and lentils here. But before incorporating maida, there are some steps to make the flour usable in this recipe. Basically maida flour is high in gluten which needs to be reduced to minimum to make it suitable for murukku.
Steaming the maida flour in a pressure cooker or steamer helps it to lose it’s gluten and that is the first step in making murukku. Plain, white colored cotton cloth is used to tie the flour in, which is then steamed up for about 15 minutes. When you untie the cloth, you would be amazed to see the flour turning rock hard losing all it’s starch. Once the flour is ready like this, making murukku is a cakewalk.
It’s my princess in below picture who posed holding the maida chakkuli in her hands and helped me finish up the photo shoot. Thank you dear.
Maida murukku is a recipe for those who consider themselves as last minute experts or for those who find short of time in getting all the festival sweets and snacks ready. Maida murukku needs less time, less preparation yet very delicious like it’s counterpart. So all SUPER women out there, get the crispy snacks ready for naivedyam in NO TIME.