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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Diwali savouries 1 - thenkozhal

This Diwali, the little girl tried her hand at lighting sparklers and flower pots, while the mother tried her hand at several savouries and sweets. To read more about how the little girl's Diwali was, click here. To see what I made, scroll down.......

To make thenkozhal, you need:
Rice flour - 3 cups
Urad flour - 1/2 cup
Water
Salt
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Butter
Oil - enough for deep frying

Bring butter to room temperature. Mix it well with the flours . Start with about a tsp of butter and then add more butter if needed. When enough butter is added, you will have a crumbly mixture that holds its shape when gathered together and pressed with your hands.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix into a smooth, pliable dough.
You need a murukku press to make thenkozhal. The achu to be used is the one with three holes or five holes. Take a little dough in the press and squeeze out directly into hot oil. Alternately, you can squeeze out a few murukkus on to a newspaper or absorbent paper and then put these into hot oil. Depending on the vessel used and the quantity used, you can fry 4-8 murukkus at a time. When both sides turn golden brown, drain excess oil, and remove on to a kitchen tissue. When completely cooled, store in an airtight container.
This goes to Purva's Diwali Dhamaka.

8 comments:

sowmya.s said...

thta has come out good.. am yet to venture on the traditional tamil snacks..

Lavi said...

Your first thenkozhal looks good jayashree. Next year me and my son should attempt like u and ur daughter.

Pari said...

Yum Jayashree.Want to eat one bite of that.

jayasree said...

Thenkuzhal has come out well..you have got the tube pattern right. I hardly gets this kind of smooth exterior for my thenkuzhal.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hey this my favorite, looks so crunchy!

Srivalli said...

Good to know you enjoyed Jay..thenkozhal looks tempting!

Renu said...

I will see the dish later on, cant keep my eyes of the templste of your blog..this new one with red color is awesome.very beautiful.

Archana said...

Nice one Jay. What sweets did you make?