Deepavali is a festival of colour and lights and is celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm throughout the country. In South India too, we love celebrating Deepavali or Diwali, as it is also called. Not only do we get to see lights all around us, but we also meet our family and near ones and go the extra mile to make delicious food that you will ideally not make any other time.
So if your cooking mode is on for this Diwali, here are some easy and delicious recipes you too can try. Starting with this yummy snack called Benne Murukku. Without further ado, let’s begin…
Rice Flour, Roasted Gram, Gram Flour, Asafoetida, Jeera seeds, Turmeric Powder, Salt, Butter, Oil
Make a fine paste of 1/4 cup of roasted gram in a mixer-grinder and ensure there are no lumps. In a big container add 1 cup of rice flour and 1/4 cup of roasted gram flour (that you just ground). Then, add 1/4 cup of gram flour. To this, add salt, a big pinch of asafoetida, cumin seeds and a pinch of turmeric powder.
You can also add some red chilli powder for more spice (optional). Add the butter and mix well until it becomes a soft dough-like consistency. Heat oil in a pan and take the dough to fit it into a chakli maker. Once the oil has heated start squeezing the equipment to make long lines.
You can shape these in any manner as you wish. Serve hot or at room temperature!