April 16, 2009

Blogging for my Friend - Murukku and Gulab Jamuns....mmhh crunchy and yummy :)

When I asked my friend Swapna do you want me post anything for you and have any snaps, she was very excited :). So, these are Swapna's recipes and I feel happy to post them on my blog. Since she is busy with her kid I am glad to share her recipes with all of you. I hope you all will like them. Any non bloggers who wish to post their recipes can send them to my email id vishkamenani@gmail.com. I would be glad to share them on my blog.

For Murukkulu

Ingredients :

Rice flour - 2 cups
Gram flour -1/2 cup
Sesame seeds - 1-2 tbsp
Butter melted - 1/4 stick
Chilli powder - 1-2 tbsp or more
Salt to taste
Water enough to make the dough
Oil for deep frying

Muruku maker for making murukkus

Method :
  1. In a bowl mix together everything except oil meant for deep frying. You should make the dough thick and not loose or thin consistency.
  2. Now heat oil in a deep frying pam, place a golf sized ball in the murruku maker (choosing the plate of whichever deisgn you want) and press it in hot oil.
  3. Fry the murkus until they are slightly reddish and remove them onto a tissue draining excess oil.
  4. Store in air tight containers and serve as snacks.

Gulab Jamuns
For Gulab Jamuns

Ingredients :

Gulab Jamun Mix - 1 pack MTR Brand (you can use any store brought)
Baking soda - a pinch
Water/Milk - 1/4 cup or until the dough is consistent enough to make firm balls
Oil for Deep Frying
Sugar Syrup ( Made from 1/2 litre water and 500 grams sugar)

Method :
  1. In a bowl, add one pack of the Gulab Jamun mix and add baking soda along with milk/water and make a firm dough consistent enough to make small balls. Mix carefully to avoid lumps.
  2. Then the keep the dough aside and prepare sugar syrup.
  3. In a deep pan, add water(1/2 ltr) with sugar(500 gms) and boil it on medium heat until it reduces to half the amount.
  4. Then in another deep pan, heat oil and dee fry small balls made out of the dough we made and remove them onto a tissue paper to drain excess oil. Repeat with the remaning dough.
  5. Let them cool and then put them slowly inside the sugar syrup made. After sometime you can see that the gulab jamuns absorb the surup.
  6. Then serve them cold or as it is.
Vishu's Tip :
  •  For soft and smooth Gulab Jamuns use milk rather than water to prepare the dough.
  • For Murukkulu to have that crunchy yet melt in mouth taste add butter.


Mangala Bhat said...

Wow ! nice posts ..i like both of them Thanks for sharng dear :)

Asha said...

Both are my fave to munch on, thanks Smitha, great visual treat! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, murukku looks crispy... Your fren should be very happy now that her recipes are posted... Thank your fren :) by the way thanks for droppin by shall come for more...

Sathya Sankar said...

These are wonderful treats..
Thanks to swapna....

VineelaSiva said...

Hai Vishali nice recipe both r very nice combo.Both look very yummy.

Superchef said...

this is a great idea, Vishali. Great tip on using milk for making gulab jamuns. Thanks Smitha :)

Pooja said...

Both are looking yummy..Nice post..

Vishali said...

Thank you Mangala, Asha, Ramya, Sathya, Vineela and Manju.

Asha and Manju....u girls got my friend's name wrong, its Swapna not Smitha ;).

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice blog you have.. amazing recipes!

Prathibha said...
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Prathibha said...

Even My favourite dear...Looking yummy....Nice post..

Madhumathi said...

Nice post..Love murkku so much..I can't make perfect gulab jamuns.though its easy,I always mess up with it :(
Your friend made it perfectly..Let me drool here at the pictures..

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice posts...lovely clicks.yummy

AnuSriram said...

Both of them makes a nice snack....
Looks delicious!

Vishali said...

Thank you Pooja, Pratibha, Mahima, Madhu, Shama and Anu for all ur lovely comments. I guess my friend will feel very happy seeing all ur comments.

Varunavi said...

Great u r posting ur friends recipes.U both share a great friendship.touchwood.
Both the recipes look great.

Vishali said...

Thank you dear.

Malar Gandhi said...

LOve it...best tea time snack...who wudnt want jamuns, yummm!

Sia said...

wish i could pick those golden gulab jamuns and pop into my mouth :) gorgeous!

Vishali said...

Thank you Malar and Sia. I am glad you liked it.

Uma said...

Those are some yummy goodies! I love both of them. Perfectly made! :)

Anjana R said...

whoa these look delicious :)

Priya Sriram said...

Hi Vishali... thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving lovely words! :)
I loved your blog too.. It looks well laid out with nice pictures and interesting recipes! :D
Will visit often! :)


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