Saturday, November 3, 2018

Spinach Murukku | Palak Chakli | Murukku Recipe

Spinach Murukku, a delicious and colorful snack made from the rice flour and spinach puree. Last diwali itself, i got this idea of using spinach puree in murukku dough from the fellow blogger friends.It's been in my mind since, at last, few days back gave it a try and i was amazed by how colorful it looks and at the same time it's super crunchy and delicious. For this murukku recipe, i have used my favorite, fool proof "pottukadalai murukku recipe " as base, in that instead of plain water, i used the spinach puree to make the dough. 
While making this murukku, i had noticed few things to take care to get that beautiful  green color, First, the spinach should be fresh and green, so i have used baby spinach, it has bright green color than the regular spinach which is more darker in color. Second, cook it in medium flame and remove from the oil immediately when the "shh" sounds stops and there are no more bubbles around the murukku. If you cook past this stage, then it became brownish green, my first batch turned out like that. Third, puree the spinach with less water, if it needs more liquid to make the dough, you can always add more water, but if you puree it with more water, then you may not need all spinach puree for making the dough, that means less spinach in the dough and the color also not as green as we wanted.
As you all might know that i'm posting colorful dishes for this week BM theme and for day 2, my pick is this Spinach Murukku. They are super cute and very appealing snack  for sure, now let's check out how to make this Green Murukku without any food color :-) 

Spinach Murukku | Palak Chakli | Murukku Recipe

Preparation Time : 1 hr | Cooking Time : 20 minsMakes : 22-25 
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Rice flour - 1/2 cup heaped
Pottukadalai/daliya/roasted gram powder - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tsp
Spinach - 1/2 cup(tightly packed)
Sesame seed - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for frying
Water - as needed

Procedure
First measure & take the spinach, add into the blender along with 2 tp 3 tbsp of water and grind into smooth paste. Keep it aside until use.In a bowl, add rice flour, roasted gram powder, sesame seed and oil, give it a good mix, then add the butter.Mix the butter with the flour well, then add the spinach puree, if needed add more water and make a smooth dough.Use the star shape disc in the murukku press and fill it with dough and squeeze the dough as concentric circle in the back of the laddle.Heat the oil for frying, then add the dough gently into the oil and fry till the "shh" sound stops.Drain the murukku from the oil and place it on the tissue paper. Once it's completely cooled, store it in air tight container.Tasty and crispy Spinach Murukku is ready.
Notes:
  • You can use black sesame seed instead of white sesame seed too.
  • Cook the murukku in medium flame and also remove them once the sound "shh" stops.
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5 comments:

  1. Catchy and very pleasing green murukku, they are just prefect to munch without any fuss.

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  2. Eye catching for sure. A unique murukku and I am sure it tastes awesome too.

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  3. Awesome Sandhya. The murukku looks so vibrant because of the spinach. Kids would go crazy about it.

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  4. I was so amazed to see this post on IG... This is awesome Sandhiya. Great idea to use spinach puree.

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  5. What a beautiful color chakli this is. Love your detailed explanation of what to do the perfect color. I will definitely make a small batch of it when I buy some baby spinach.

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