Diwali @ Lemon & Chillies

12 Nov

As with every Diwali, I started out with Mysore pak this diwali too. I overestimated the amount of mysore pak I made, so ended up pouring it onto a bigger plate resulting in anorexic-looking mysore pak, instead of healthy-looking ones πŸ™‚

Followed this with thenkuzhal, a savory murukku without the spikes and spice; thenguzhal is fairly easy to make, provided you have the murukku mould.

Mix 4 parts of rice flour to one part of urad (black gram) dhal flour, add a tsp of cumin seeds, salt (~tsp), a dollop of butter with water to make a dough that is almost like a pizza or chappathi dough.

Fill the dough into the murukku mould, and press it into the oil, in a circular motion. Fry them till they are done – as soon as you press them into the oil, it bubbles up and then it subsides. Wait for a few seconds after the bubble stops, turn it and let it cook for a few seconds (a minute maximum) and then take it out using a slotted spoon.

Take care not to brown it and also, do a taste test for crunchiness so you can adjust the cooking time accordingly.


And finally, inspired by Soma, I also made a dried fruit & nut burfi. Picture & recipe to follow soon.


Posted by on November 12, 2010 in General


7 responses to “Diwali @ Lemon & Chillies

  1. shy

    November 12, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    You please thank all Gods that I don’t live anywhere close to your house. Think about it, me showing up at your door at every (made up, manipulated) opportunity…why wouldn’t I use my creative head for manipulation when such delicacies are cooked up in your kitchen…now observe 2 mts of prayer in thanking God!!

    i love murukku..oh man! so tempting!

    have a good weekend girl

    • A-kay

      November 13, 2010 at 4:01 PM

      Come on Shy! I would love to have you over under any (or no) pretext πŸ™‚ Wish you lived closer home. You too have a good rest of the weekend, girl!

  2. Writerzblock

    November 12, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    I want some thenkuzhal right nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 😦 Looks so yummy!!!

    • A-kay

      November 13, 2010 at 4:03 PM

      *To add salt to the wound* they tasted yummy too πŸ™‚

  3. UL

    November 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    now THAT – would get me to your doorstep faster than Shy πŸ™‚ – oh those pics are mouthwatering, mysore pak is my weakness…:)

  4. Thanuja

    December 13, 2010 at 1:34 AM

    lovely pics and mouth watering!

  5. Suganya

    February 9, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Visiting your site after a long time. These sure look very yummy especially when stiing on a bed starving for snacks….

    Thoughts of thenkuzhal is spinning over my head now…guess this is going to be first task during the weekend..making thenkuzhals πŸ™‚


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