Kai Murukku – translated as handmade twists is a treat to mouth as well as eyes. Though originated from Tamilnadu with some twists in the recipe, this spiral snack has spread its wings throughout India.
When weddings were not just attended but actively involved, when rituals were not just performed but enjoyed with its essence, this timeless snack was made by ladies in the house. It would be a treat to watch them gathered in house courtyard concentrating on twirling their fingers in making these sharp edged spicy treats.
The aroma of Kai Murukku when it takes a dip in hot oil would announce the arrival of festival/function to everyone in the vicinity. The crunchiness of output would ensure the entire box of it would be emptied in matter of days.
There is a legend that Murukku gets its color from the mood of maker. If murukku turns out darker, the one made that is supposed to be in a bad mood. Traditionally slokas will be chanted, jokes will be shared while doing this spiral delight.
Ingredients : Rice, Urad dal, Butter, Asafoedita, Salt, Jeera and Vegetable oil.