- Homemade Rice Flour / Readymade Idiyappam Flour – 1/2 cup
- Rava(Sooji) – 1/4 cup
- Butter – 1/2 tbsp
- Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Black Sesame Seeds/cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – to deep fry
- Water – as required
- In a mixer grinder, add rava granules.
- Grind rava to a fine mixture. Set aside.
- Boil water and when it starts to boil keep in low flame and add the powdered rava.
- When rava is fully cooked, switch it off .Make sure there are no lumps, cool down completely.
- In a mixing bowl add rice flour, cooked rava, red chilli powder, butter, cumin seeds and required salt.
- Mix it well.
- Add water little by little to form a smooth non-sticky dough.
- Grease the murukku press and fill the murukku press with the dough.
- Start pressing into small murukkus.I pressed it in a ladle and dropped it in oil. You can even press it directly into oil.
- Deep fry till the murukku turns reddish golden brown.
- Drain the excess oil in tissue paper.Repeat the process until the entire dough finishes.
- Cool down then store in an airtight container.
- Make sure you cook rava without lumps else it will get stuck in the murukku press. Even if you see any lumps, discard them before you fill it in the murukku press.
- Take care while adding water as it might take only less water and cooked rava also will have moisture so add water carefully.
- You can either use homemade rice flour or readymade idiyappam flour. You don’t need to roast the idiyappam flour for this murukku if using store bought flour. You can even use homemade rice flour if you have it ready.
- If you are comfortable and can handle the heat, you can press the murukku directly in oil.
- You can even add 2-3 murukkus at a time while frying.
- You can use sesame seeds or cumin seeds or white sesame seeds.
- Cook in low medium flame and regulate heat as and when it goes high / low.