Monday, November 5, 2012

Sago Murukku | Saggubiyyam Murukulu | Easy Diwali Snack Recipes

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Among all the murukkus Sago murukku is the most favorite one at my place.This used to be my mom's signature murukku and as everybody likes it so much my mom used to make it quite often for our evening snacks.The addition of sour curds in this murukku makes it tangy and at the same time it is spicy which definitely tickle your taste buds and makes you to crave more.
Sago murukku makes a perfect tea time snack as well it is good to munch anytime.If you have not tried this murukku before,I suggest you to try this once and I am sure you will definitely like this the way we do.I bet you would finish the whole batch in a day or two and would definitely prepare again.
shelf life: 15-20 days

1 cup fine Sago
4 cups Rice flour
1 cup sour thick Curds
thick Sour butter milk,to mix the dough
2-3 tbsp white Sesame seeds
2 tsp Chili powder
Salt to taste( approx 2 heaped tsp)
1 big ladle(1/4 cup) hot Oil
Oil,to deep fry

  • Wash and soak sago in just enough sour thick curds to cover it for 3-4 hrs.
  • Slightly press it with hands and crumble it nicely to break the sago.
  • Add rice flour,salt,chili powder and sesame seeds to it and mix it nicely.
  • Pour hot oil on top of the flour and carefully mix with the ladle,do not use your hands to mix.Leave it aside for 5 mins.
  • Now mix the flour well with hands until the oil is incorporated in to the flour nicely.If you still find the mix very crumbly with sago pearls run the mix in the mixie for few seconds.
  • Divide the flour equally into five parts.
  • Sprinkle the buttermilk to one portion and prepare a thick dough.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in the kadai. 
  • Use a 5 eyed disc-thick round sev (disc-4 in the above pic) in the murukku maker and fill the dough in it.If your sago pearls are big and are obstructing in the murukku maker you can use star disc(disc no-5 in the above picture) to make the murukku
  • Carefully press the dough in to the hot oil directly in a circular motion.Do this process carefully otherwise the oil might spill.The murukku will break into pieces in oil,it might not form a circular murukku in the oil.
  • If your murukku looks smooth then it is the correct consistency it will give nice hollow and crisp but soft to bite kind of murukku.If the surface is very hard it will yield hard to munch kind of murukku.In that case slightly sprinkle some water to make the dough bit smooth and then proceed.
  • Deep fry over the medium-high flame until the murukku turn golden brown in color and the bubbles subsides in the oil.
  • Drain excess oil on to kitchen napkin.
  • While it is frying add buttermilk to the 2nd portion and repeat the same process of preparing dough and frying and repeat until all the flour is over.It is always better to make dough in small portions than preparing the dough at once.
Let all the murukkus come down to room temperature.Store it in air tight container.
*Rice flour Preparation at home: Wash the rice nicely and spread on a cloth and let it dry in shade completely.Grind it to a fine powder in a mill or at your house in a mixie and sieve the floor.You can use it immediately,if you want to store then spread the floor on the cloth for a day in shade and store it in air tight container.This stays fresh for 2-3 months and can be used for many varieties.For modak/kudumulu especially this kind of rice flour is used.
  1. Choose small sized sago for this murukku,if the sago is big it might break into pieces when it is pressed it into oil.You can even use big star disc instead of round dics in the murukku maker if the sago is of big variety.
  2. Always mix the dough in small portions,this way it will not make the dough very soft and in turn reduces the oil consumption.
  3. If your murukku looks smooth then it is the correct consistency it will give nice hollow and crisp but soft to bite kind of murukku.If the surface is very hard it will yield hard to munch kind of murukku.In that case slightly sprinkle some water to make the dough bit smooth and then proceed. 
  4. If the murukku turns very hard to bite,it means the amount of hot oil you added to the dough is not enough.Add 1-2 tbsp more and make the next batch. 


Unknown said...

i love sago based savouries..looks yumm

Raks said...

New to me totally, colorful pictures and cute mini tea set.

Aravind said...

wow very tempting murukku,i loved this murukku very much...

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

This is very new to me, nicely done. Beautiful clicks

Sravs said...

Quiet new to me !! so crispy and yummy snack !!

Suhaina said...

that looks yummy and crunchy.. my son loves it. love the cute tea cups.

Swathi said...

Delicious sago murukku. I love it.

Vimitha Durai said...

Nice crispy murukku

Unknown said...

Love the murukku & your bowl. Send it my way?

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum ..long time I had this .....beautiful presentation ...I love the 2nd last pic

great-secret-of-life said...

Very tempting clicks! This is new to me

Unknown said...

New one...souds good with sago...

Uma said...

loved the color.. your version sounds a bit easy.. can't wait to try this .

lubnakarim06 said...

These are new to me...never tried muruku this way.....looks crisp and yum...

virunthu unna vaanga said...

very new to me Prathy... looks delicious...
Today's Recipe - Baked Idli without Idli Pan

divya said...

Wow...that's an absolute delicious recipe.....

Priya Suresh said...

Had it long back, love this crunchy murukkus very much.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks crispy and tempting :)
nice clicks.

Chitra said...

Colorful murukkku. Looks very nice :)

Prathima Rao said...

Sago murukku is very new to me..Interesting & too tempting!!! Bookmarked :)
Prathima Rao
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Usha said...

Mmm yum !! Sago murukku looks crunchy and delicious !!

Anonymous said...

soo nice recipe and yummy and tea cups are soo cute

Ahalya said...

Tried this murukku today, came out very well.. thanks for the recipe :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the recipe. They turned out very tasty when I tried at home. Plz visit my blog on clay jewellery

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