The Green Gram- so versatile.

I know I know. It has been a long time since a recipe. This murukku (savory snack) is a recipe from one of our closest family friends. P & R have two kid, T & T 🙂 She made this for Avy especially because due to his allergies he cannot have the regular ghee etc that go into it’s making. This is a combination of green gram flour and rice flour based murukku. It comes out beautifully and sooo yummy every time she has done it. So I tried my hand at it last weekend and it came out great! Avy had some of it, while we had the rest of it 🙂

Here it goes…

Green Gram dal (green moong dal): 1/2 cup (Here is the wiki link I love this bean, so healthy, so powerful!

Rice flour: 1 cup

Salt: 1 tsp

Oil: 2 tbsp for the mixture and more to fry

Green cardamom powder: 1/4 tsp

Asfotedia: 1/2 tsp

1) First dry roast the green gram dal till then turn to a brown color on medium heat. I would say it is about 5 minutes. Make sure you do not ignore it, as it will burn very quickly.

2) Then dry roast the rice flour powder on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

3) Grind the green gram dal in a food processor till it reaches a soft texture.

4) Now mix all the dry ingredients, and then add the 2 Tbsp oil and let is sit.

5) Set the oil and wait till the oil gets really hot, if you drop a morsel of the dough it should fry immediately.

6) Now take the mixture little by little and add a little water and make it into pliable dough consistency, and use the star shape plate on the mould and to make the murukku directly on to the oil.

7) Wait till they turn into a brown color and then it is ready to be served

Pointers and tips:

Now due to the fact that it has the green gram it will not come out in beautiful round shapes, it would come out only in smaller straight pieces. I say it is okay because easier for the kids to eat.

Also, if you mix water to the entire dough at the beginning it will dry out the entire mixture. So add little by little and fry it immediately.

So after all this, Avy ended up having only few pieces…I guess he was just not in the mood 🙂 Here are some pictures of the same.

Thanks to the lovely P for this one!

This is the photo op picture 😛

Then is one of the Little monster attacking the whole pile…

Then is where he offered to me and when I said ‘no’, he left it promptly on the stairs…:)



  1. telugumom said,

    June 18, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Sounds interesting and tasty! I should give this a try too.

  2. Nive said,

    June 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Hey Anu,

    I make a similar muruku with yellow mong (spilt mong) dal. Follow the same recipe as yours and this ones comes a little longer and has the lovely yellow color too. Try it and let me know.

  3. avymom said,

    June 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    @telugumom; Thanks!

    Nive: yeah di, we debated between this and the yellow moong and since he has yellow moong everday we decided on this ;);) Have to try that once!

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