My MIL has the practice of making Kai murukku for Gokulashtami festival.People in Tamil nadu make this murukku generally for festivals and occasions like Seemandham & marriage as seer murukku.My MIL usually says my husband’s grandmom ( ie My mil’s MIL) is an expert in making perfect swirls.My MIL also makes it very fastly & iam still learning from her .Of course,swirls come only by practice.Last year i tried kai murukku using idli rice following my friend Shalini’s recipe.It came out very well & i found it easy for twisting too.I will try to post that recipe very soon. But for festivals,we are supposed to use only raw rice/Pacharisi.So this time i wanted to try this raw rice kai murukku for krishna jayanthi.I got this recipe from my MIL and tried it for the first time.I also referred “Ammavin samayal” kai murukku video for making twists.My twists/swirls din’t come out perfect but the taste was great. Sendhil liked it very much.As every beginner’s hope,i too believe i can make perfect suthu murukku at least by next year .
There are some points to be noted to make a perfect kai murukku.First & foremost thing is “You should use only homemade processed rice flour and roasted urad dal flour”.Store bought rice flour never works.The flour should be very smooth in texture.Also,you should start making this murukku as soon as u grind the rice flour.ie, processed rice flour should be wet.If u allow the homemade flour to dry for long time,u won’t be able to make swirls properly.It will get cut.We should not add too much of butter because murkku will drink oil.The ratio of Rice flour & urad dal flour should be 8:1.And I have shared some of the remaining tips & tricks in “Note” section.Do have a look before you start making.Ok,Lets see how to make Kai murukku at home with step by step pictures.
Is my kai murukku looks somewhat OK ?? .
I will try to make it perfect in future by practice and update the pictures for sure.
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