Pottukadalai Murukku is one of the savory item made at the time of Diwali. Murukku is also known as Chakli. This crunchy savory is prepared almost in all houses. The snack originated in the Tamil Nadu state. The word Murukku means”twisted” in the Tamil language which refers to its shape.
Pottukadali Murukku is mainly made of rice and pottukadalai maavu (roasted gram powder). This recipe is easy to prepare. We can either use store bought rice flour or soak rice and grind it and make use of it. Here I am going to show how to make this murukku by grinding the rice. Homemade ground murukku gives a nice texture, crunchiness, crispiness and more over nice taste and fresh aroma. This can be had as an evening snack too.
Steps to be noted while making Pottukadalai Murukku :
- Soak rice and grind using mixer or grinder, adding water to fine paste as Idli batter consistency.
- Use the specified amount of roasted gram powder. If you add more, murukku turns hard, if you add less, you will not be able to make it in the shape of murukku.
Crunchy and crispy Pottukadalai Murukku / Roasted Gram Murukku is ready to relish.