Jul 17, 2012

Baked Muruku

This week my theme for BM is Deep fried snacks made healthy by baking or steaming. Isn't it challenging?, Yes it is challenging for me. When i saw this theme in BM themes  immediatly picked it. But that time i do not have any idea what to do! The theme was deep fried snacks made healthy by baking or steaming. Most of the snacks in Indian cuisines are deep fried once so I made a list of deep fried snacks. Like Muruku, pakodi, bajji, bonda, vada and many more and i picked some from the list. Muruku is the top on that list, whenever i make muruku this idea will come to my mind. Every time i keep that idea a side like ok will do that next time.....
                                                                   Last month when i make muruku i set a side some dough and baked some murukus in the oven. That time they came little hard because in that dough i used very little butter and mixed the dough with more water. That is what we mix the regular muruku dough. The flours i used in that dough is  2 cups of rice flour with 1/2 cup urad dal flour. I did not add baking powder, that time may be because of all these reasons those muruku came out hard.
                                                               This time I wanted to make my baked muruku little more healthy. I made muruku with wheat flour and fried chanadal powder (daliya or veyinchina senagapappu, porikadalai). And added baking powder and butter like how we make cookies. But this dough is little harder then normal muruku dough so little difficult to press out the murukus from the muruku press. Instead of muruku press you can use a piping bag with a star nozzle To make the muruku. Oven heat depends on your oven, mine is an otg that i am using from last 15 years. For me it took 15 minutes in 150 degree C. and i preheated the oven on 200 degree C for 10 minutes before. Now lets check how i made Baked Muruku......
baked muruku INGREDIENTS:---
Wheat flour  --- 1 cup
Fried chickpea flour --- 1/2 cup
Rice flour  ----- 1 tab sp
Salt   ---- 1/4 tea sp
Cumin seeds  --- 1 tea sp
Red chilli powder  --- 1 tea sp ( you can reduce this according to your taste)
Baking powder  --- 1/2 tea sp
Butter  --- 50 gms
1. Take 1/2 cup fried chick peas add 1 tea sp cumin seeds and grind in to a fine powder.
 2. In a big plate or in a mixing bowl take 1 cup wheat flour and add 1/2 cup ground fried chick pea and cumin flour. 


3. Add rice flour, red chilli powder, salt, baking powder, to wheat flour and chickpea flour.

4. Mix all this ingredients well with your hand to combine every thing well.



5. Make a well in the center and add butter to this flour mixture.
6. Mix the flour mixture with butter and this mixture should turn in to bread crumbs constency as showen in the above picture.


7. If you hold this butter and flour mixture in your hand that should form like a ball like  in the above picture.

8. Now sprinkle little water and make dough. This dough should be like in cookie dough consistency. You can see in the picture i took full cup water and used that much means 1/4 cup water i used to make the dough.


9. In the mean while pre-heat your oven in 200 degree C for 10 minutes.

10. Place a star nozzel in your muruku press.


11. Divide the dough in to two portions and place one portion in muruku press and close.
12. Grease a baking try with few drops of oil. Press the dough trough muruku press in to small circles on the greased baking try.


13. Now place the muruku try in the middle rack of the oven and reduce the temperature to 150 degree C., set the time for 15 minutes.



14. After 15 minutes remove the try from oven and let it cool. To check the murukus are done or not. Wait for 5 minutes after you remove them from oven, break one piece eat and see if you find any raw smell then bake them for 5 more minutes.

 I am sure they will be ready in 15 minutes. When you bake this murukus with in 10 minutes your house will fill with the aroma that is the first thing that you should understand that your murukus will be ready in 5 minutes.
Enjoy the crisp murukus with a cup of chai or coffee...
This is my first recipe with the theme of deep fried snack made healthy by baking or steaming for blogging marathon 18 th edition at Vallis spice your life lets check blogging marathon page

27 comments:

PT said...

looks very crispy.. healthy murukku..

Usha said...

Padma, murukulu looks perfect, crispy & crunchy, just like the deep fried ones.

I once tried baked murkulu and that recipe called for rice flour. I did not like it at all and later read some where that rice flour doesn't bake well. Will try your next time.

Priya said...

Even i want to make them,but finally i went for baked jamuns, they came out extremely crispy Padma.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

yummy and its really healthy when baked!!
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kitchen queen said...

Wow lovely and healthy baked crunchy murukkus.

Srivalli said...

Now that's really some interesting method Padma, thank you so much. I would surely want to try this way. But did you really get that nice oily taste that specially comes in muruku when you deep fry it right..:)..anyway these are so healthy I can forgo that taste..thank you again..nice inspiration.

Divya Pramil said...

Wow that's a healthy version of murukku.. Good idea and am glad to follow you :)
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The Pumpkin Farm said...

really just 15 min and such a deliciously looking crispy chakli (murukku) ready to eat...excellent..Padma, cant wait to try this out


Offlate , i have really started loving your dishes a lot...just wanted to let you know

Chef Mireille said...

looks just as crispy as the fried ones - great one!!!

Jayanthi said...

Wonderful idea to bake murukkus...looks so crispy and awesome. Will try it soon...

Pavani said...

Baked murukkus have come out very PERFECT. Pics look as good as the deep fried ones.

Nirmala Gurunathan said...

Very healthy murukku!!!Must try soon.....

DivyaGCP said...

Never thought about baking murukku..
Cool idea.. Will try this sometime..

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Great healthy idea...and the muruku looks crispy and delicious..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wow !!! Baked Murukku, looks yummy !!!

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PJ said...

Must try this.Looks crunchy...

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Bhargavi said...

Hi,

I would like to make these at home. I dont have an OTG but have a microwave oven with convection. pls let me know how can i prepare this.

I am just a beginner in microwave cooking. so appreciate your help in this.

-Bhargavi

Kalyani said...

totally yum ! i am inviting myself over to ur house to eat all those baked and healthy stuf this BM Padma.. bookmarking them !


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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

that is one great idea, Padma. Shall have to try just to see if the husband can differentiate :)

Sridevi Ravi said...

I tried this murukku yesterday. It baked in 20 minutes. Unbelievable! Very crispy and the butter made it tasty. Added a pinch of asafoetida and it could beat fried murukku. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I tried this murukku yesterday. It baked in 20 minutes. Unbelievable! Very crispy and the butter made it extra tasty. It could beat fried murukku. Thanks a lot!

Sridevi Ravi

poonam said...

waaaw ... baked muruku!
i want to try this on weekend. but i didnt get what is fried chanadal. is it Putnala/Bhuna Chana what we normally use in south indain chutney powder.
http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=687&tbm=isch&tbnid=fgcuvZBOrhZv4M:&imgrefurl=http://safatraders.com/%3Fportfolio%3Dporikadalai&docid=l001ow08SlDkgM&imgurl=http://safatraders.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/kadala-urundai-001a.jpg&w=370&h=278&ei=1wtdUOoEk9GIAqu0gOgD&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=189&vpy=155&dur=219&hovh=195&hovw=259&tx=148&ty=94&sig=106154355042241566826&page=1&tbnh=147&tbnw=196&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:71

rekhas kitchen said...

Yes Poonam fried channa is also known as putnalu or bhunachana

poonam said...

thanks Rekha
i tried baked pakodi but they remain dry after baking. dont know what went wrong. i will try again.

rekhas kitchen said...

Ok Poonam did you apply little oil after you bake the pakodi for 10 minutes? if not next time leave few drops of oil on each pakodi after ten minutes of baking. Any way they are baked not deep fried so they will be little dry then deep fried pakodis
hope you got it now. Thanks for trying it..