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christmas 2011

Murukku or Chakli as they are also known are a traditional Indian snack made during Diwali - the festival of lights and other celebrations. Typically they are made with a special Murukku press and coiled into spirals. I made mine using a forcer or spritz cookie press.
  • Indian Cream Cheese and Cumin Murukku
  • 150 grams of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 small green chili, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, lightly toasted
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup of white rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons of besan / chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon of plain flour
  • a little water if required
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Mix all the ingredients together to form a soft dough.
  2. Place the dough into a cookie press or piping bag and press small rings or coils of dough onto a cookie tray.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy based saucepan or wok, not filled more than ½ way.
  4. Test to see if the oil is hot enough with a little drop of the dough or when it's reached 180°C (356°F)
  5. Carefully slip the rings of mixture into the oil a few at a time and fry the murukku turning once or twice for 1½ minutes or until they are puffed up and golden brown.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper and serve immediately.

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