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April 24, 2009

SUNNUNDALU,CORN FLOUR MURUKKU | DIWALI RECIPES

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I saw this sunnundaa in a cookery show (Vijay tv – samayal  samayal kitchen killaadigal ) . It is very easy to make @ the same time tasty & healthy .Last time when i went to my mom’s place, she gave me **roasted and ground urad dal for making murukku/Then kuzhal.I made murukku but still i had some more.After seeing that program ,i thought to use the flour in a healthy way.So here comes the recipe for u all,

Ingredients
  • **Roasted and ground white urad dal flour – 5 tsp
  • Powdered jaggery – 3-4 tsp(increase if u want more )
  • Cardamom – 2 nos(powdered)
  • Ghee – 3-4 tsp (melted)
  • Roasted cashews pieces – a few
Method
  • Mix all the ingredients and make even sized balls,store in an air tight container.(Adjust ghee as such u make balls)
Try this for ur kids, sure they’ll like it:)

SUNNUNDAAI



CORN FLOUR MURUKKU
Ingredients:
  • Rice flour – 1 cups
  • Corn flour – 1/2 cup
  • **Roasted & ground urad dal flour – 1 tbsp
  • Besan flour - 3/4 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp ( hot oil )
  • Jeera/cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - a big pinch
  • Oil – to fry
  • Salt & water – as needed.
Method:
  • Mix all the flour,Jeera together with the required salt and add 2 tbsp of cooking oil (better if it is hot ) .Then add the required water.Make it like a chapatti dough.
  • Heat a kadai with cooking oil.Now fill the murukku maker ( with single holed mould ) with this dough and press in the hot oil.
  • Make your desired shape and fry on both sides.
  • Store in an air tight container and enjoy with ur coffee/tea.
***** Roasted and ground urad dal : Heat a kadai and dry roast white round shaped urad dal till it starts to change from white to light golden brown color with nice aroma .Then cool it and grind in a mixie to a fine powder.(u can grind in mill too)

Note : If u want, u can replace the cooking oil with butter / ghee for making th
e dough.
cornflour murukku!!


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KITCHEN CLINIC
CORNFLOUR
Description:
Corn flour is obtained by finely milling the dried corn grain. Commercially available corn flour has additives added to increase its shelf life. A powdery flour made of finely ground cornmeal, NOT to be confused with cornstarch. The exception is in British recipes where the term "corn flour" is used synonymously with the U.S. word cornstarch.
How to select:
Corn flour is fine, white and soft in appearance. It is odorless and has a mild taste. Although corn flour is opaque and remains white when dissolved in water, heat turns the solution transparent .
Use:
Corn flour comes in yellow and white and is used for breading and in combination with other flours in baked goods. Corn flour is milled from the whole kernel, while cornstarch is obtained from the endosperm portion of the kernel. White corn flour blends well with other food ingredients and can be blended with wheat flour to reduce gluten for cakes, cookies, pastries and crackers. White corn flour is used as a filler, binder and thickener in cookie, pastry and meat industries.
How to store:
store in a airtight container in a cool dry place.
Butter:
According to USDA figures, one tablespoon of butter (14 grams/0.5 ounces) contains 420 kilojoules (100 kcal), all from fat, 11 grams (0.4 oz) of fat, of which 7 grams (0.25 oz) are saturated fat, and 30 milligrams (0.46 gr) of cholesterol.[32] In other words, butter consists mostly of saturated fat and is a significant source of dietary cholesterol. For these reasons, butter has been generally considered to be a contributor to health problems, especially heart disease. For many years, vegetable margarine was recommended as a substitute, since it is an unsaturated fat and contains little or no cholesterol. In recent decades, though, it has become accepted that the trans fats contained in partially hydrogenated oils used in typical margarines significantly raise undesirable LDL cholesterol levels as well.[33] Trans-fat free margarines have since been developed.
Butter contains only traces of lactose, so moderate consumption of butter is not a problem for the lactose intolerant.[34] People with milk allergies need to avoid butter, which contains enough of the allergy-causing proteins to cause reactions.[35]
Butter can form a useful role in dieting by providing satiety. A small amount added to low fat foods such as vegetables may stave off feelings of hunger.

34 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Anniversary..glad to know you had gud time...and the cake looks cute okie? So, dont worry too much abt it...you made it with love thts all matters isn't it dear? I can't stop smiling though ;)...inbtw soya murukku is gr8 idea....am so tempted to try

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  2. Oh chittu, belated anniversary wishes to you...Cake look absolutely good Chittu, y so worrying then..I love the murukku pa..Sama taste irundhurkkum...

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  3. belated anniversary wishes .. nice crunchy snack

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  4. Belated anniversary wishes CHitra,chitra cakes looks good, dont worry, am sure ur next cake will surely gonna be professional..i love cornflour murrukku n its looks so crispy...

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  5. belated aniiversary wishes.....cake looks good.....crispy murukku

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  6. Hi Chitra,
    you are a sweetheart :) that was a cute cake for the Anniversary!
    Belated Anniversary wishes to u both. Glad to know u enjoyed and had a happy time together.
    cornflour murukku seems new to me...good one,looks crispy.
    Enjoy the weekend!

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  7. Dear chitra, first time cake? looks pretty good dear, i made chocolate cake first time and at last it turned out as a chocolate drink.. he hee.. Nice snacks! Happy anniversary..!:)

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  8. Have posted FIL season 2, do check out..!

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  9. Happy anniversary girl, glad you enjoyed it! :)

    We all have that first cake which doesn't look like bakery one but that's quite okay! Not bad at all!:)

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  10. Happy anniversary! I bet the cake was delicious!

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  11. Happy belated anniversery wishes.
    And that cake looks so so beautiful and it must have been so so delicous too.

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  12. Belated Anniversary wishes dear! The cake looks cute...I like the design...Healthy snacks too, love the corn flour murukku :)

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  13. belated anniversary wishes...its a gud try...alll tht matters is ur wish to try &taste of the outcome...

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  14. Dear Chitra, My hearty wishes on your wedding day. urad dhal urundai looks healthy and yummy. U know what dear, I am zero at making murukku:) Last time I tried and ended with some havoc... Ur murukku looks crispy and perfect. Congrats on ur first cake dear. First I thought the first picture as ur cake then...u made me smiling. I made a big chunk of charred stone as my first cake long back . U made a proper cake and the icing shows ur love. Hats off dear. Happy baking.

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  15. Belated wishes chithra..yummy sweet..
    Murukku with corn flour is new to me..cake is looking nice..

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  16. Belated Happy anniversary..Hope you had a good time..Don't worry about the cake..It happens.There is always next time. You have made it with love..That is what matters. right..:-)

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  17. Belated anniversary wishes Chitra....gud to know u had a great time...Lovely snack...perfect to munch...cake does look good...don't worry...u can make it perfect next time.

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  18. Thanks a lot friends, ur words are really a boost to me;)Thanks for ur sweet commments on my cake;)

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  19. Belated Anniversary wishes Chitra...the snacks look yumm...
    As for the cake, a lot of us started the same way:)...at least u've begun and I hope u'll keep baking, its most relaxing.

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  20. crunchy muruku!! Very different with corn flour,,looks great.. Great try with the cake, I have never had success with baking so far :) , Happy anniversary!

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  21. Achooda..choo cute that cake..I loved it k??
    Yummy murukku,I am craving for some now..:)

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  22. Bealted Anniversary Wishes...
    Lovely murukku,.....

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  23. Belated anniversary wishes. Your first cake is definitely better than mine :D

    sunnundai is new to me..u r rite, kids will love it. murukku is tempting me.

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  24. Belated Anniversary wishes. Glad u had a very happy time. Murukku, Sunnundaai looks great. Like the design on the cake. :)

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  25. Sunnundalu and murukku looks so good Chitra! Delicious. Belated happy anniversary to both of you! So sweet of you to bake your first cake on that day. Don't worry about the outcome, looks so so much better than mine. Good one dear! :)

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  26. First belated anniversary wishes to u. Lovely murruku, very crunchy & perfect evening snack. Ur first cake looks wonderul like u.

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  27. the urundais sound like a very easy to make treat!

    and cornflour murukku is quite novel. looks great!

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  28. Belated anniversary wishes :) The cake looks yummy..nice effort. The cornflour murukku and Sunnundalu are new to me..looks great :)

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  29. Happy bealted anniversery. Cake looks nice. I won't miss Vijay Tv's samyal samyal. Murrullu looks nice, urandai is also lookin good.

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  30. Hey !!!!

    Belated Anniversary Wishes..

    The cake looks good!!!!!!!

    Work from home

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  31. Chitra u ver new to my blog but this is my second time here.....i visited once but connection went off so cudn check more today tht u have got bac to me it feels gr8....u have awesome recipes nd about ur cake....:P its ok first time na happens mine was tooo soft but decor was so poor......ne ways m sure u made it vth lozza love so it tastes gr8....:) will visit u always hope to c u too at my kitchen regularly

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