Easy to make Murukku with a rich flavor of Raw Peanuts
Peanut Murukku, like butter murukku, this is one of the easiest and quickest Murukku we can make for any occasions or even for a simple evening. The conventional making of Ribbon Pakoda (Nada), Mullu Thenkuzhal are quite time consuming. If we have short time, we can make these Peanut Murukku quickly without much of hassle. We just need to remember to soak the raw peanuts for couple of hours.
We have to use raw peanuts for this murukku. First soak the raw peanuts and then grind it to paste and mix it with rice flour along with salt, red chili powder and hing. Instead of red chili powder, we can grind green chili along with salt and hing and add it to flour instead of red chili powder.
Also, we can use the thenkuzhal mould instead of star mould to make this murukku. The shapes might be different but the taste would be same and awesome. Always for any murkku, we need to fry the murukku in low to medium flame till all the bubble ceases and the sound of the oil is calm. If we keep the flame high, then the murukku will become dark brown outside quickly but after sometime, the murukku will be soft and not crispy.
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Soaking & Grind Raw Peanuts
Wash and soak the raw peanuts for about 2 hours. After 2 hours, drain water and take it to mixer jar and grind it to paste
Preparing Murukku Dough
In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, urad dal flour, ground peanut paste, salt, hing and red chili powder and mix everything together. If needed sprinkle water little by little and knead it to a dough.
First take a press and mould with "Star mould". Add handful of dough into the press and mould. Fill the dough till 3/4th of the quantity. Then close the press and mould. Grease a plate and squeeze the press and mould to make a circular shaped murukku. Repeat for rest of the dough.
Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough, keep the flame in medium and using a spatula gently take the murukku from the plate and drop it in oil. Drop 4-5 murukku in one batch and deep fry till the bubble ceases and the murukku becomes crispy. Take the crispy murukku and place it in paper towel to drain excess oil
Store the Peanut Murukku in air-tight container and Serve the yummy and crunchy Peanut Murukku for Diwali or even for a wonderful evening!