When it comes to snacks I am reminded of Aadayar Ananda Bhavan. They have some reputation for that.Whilst its been easier to walk into one of those stores to pick snacks of our choice, we’re often left deprived snacks of similar quality at least in the city where we live. Then there’s the good old Haldirams snacks 🙂 which many a times have some North Indian touch to South Indian snacks too. Like a drizzle of that chaat masala over a pack of mixture.Luckily the Indian grocery stores do have the essentials needed for a good home made snack. I came across this pakoda here and been wanting to try it for long. I am glad I did.These were soft and crispy and the addition of pepper makes it unique in its flavors.
Source : here
Measuring Cup used : 160ml
Rice flour (Idiappam Flour) : 2 Cups
Besan (Chickpea Flour ) : 1 Cup
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Asafoetida : a fat pinch
Pepper : 1.5 tsp, Coarsely ground
Butter : 1.5 tbsp
Oil : 1.5 tbsp
Oil for deep frying
To a bowl, add the flours, salt, asafoetida and mix well. Add the butter and the oil . Mix well
Add water to make a medium soft dough. Pour water little by little to make the dough smooth
Now in the murukku press add the ribbon pakkoda plate and press in circles over the oil
Cook on medium High till the sizzle reduces, Flip and cook the other side.
Once it turns brown and the sizzling stops, remove on paper towels
Serve over tea.