Rice flour/ Idliyappam flour 2 cups
Urad dal flour 1/4 cup
Butter + Oil 3 tblsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Jeera or sesame seeds 1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt and water As needed
Oil For deep frying
Dry roast urad dal in a pan without changing its colour.
Mix flours, butter (melted), oil, asafoetida, cumin and salt well and then add water to make a non-sticky dough with no cracks.
Heat oil in a kadai enough to deep fry the murukkus.
Fill the murukku press with this dough.
Grease some laddles and make murukku first on the laddles.
Drop them in hot oil.
This way we can make decent shapes also our hands will not feel the heat.
Deep fry on medium flame.
Cook on both sides till the frying sound ceases and murukku turns golden in colour.
Drain in paper towel and cool down completely before storing them in airtight containers.