Thursday, November 8, 2007

Deepavali

Happy Deepavali to all Hindus! Today is the festival of lights - Deepavali, to me, a day break for me to breath from the madness of a day job :) Deepavali celebrates Lord Krishna's triumph over the evil Narakasura and is an important day for Hindus. One of the festival delights eaten during Deepavali and commonly found on usual days is Murukku. If you are a vegan and have murukku sold in your area, do check out if it is suitable for you as dairy products may be used in it. Otherwise, if you want you can make your own from this recipe from food down under.

250 gm Flour
salt to taste
1/2 tsp Chile powder
Coconut milk, thin
1 lt Oil

1) Mix together the flour, salt and chile powder, then add sufficient coconut milk to make a paste which can be squeezed through a murukku mould or through an icing syringe with a star nozzle. 2) Leave for 1 hour then pipe the paste onto a floured board, cut into desired lengths and make into loops.
3) Heat the oil and deep fry until golden. Drain and toss in salt and chile powder.

Keep it in an airtight container and munch when you feel like it :)

1 comment:

Kim said...

what is the symbolic meaning of murukku in the deepavali festival?

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