Thenkuzhal is a traditional murukku , made in South Indian homes. An easy murukku to make.
Let us see the recipe .
All you need is
Raw rice 5 cups
White black gram dhal( urad dal) 1 cup.
Asafoetida half a tea spoon.
Jeera/ sesame seeds a little.
Cooking butter 50 grams or a little less.
Salt to taste.
Oil to fry.
Of course, don't forget to add lots of love.
Now get the rice and urad dhal ground to a fine powder. Alternatively, you can also use rice flour and urad dhal flour.
Mix both the flours well by seiving it so as to ensure that the two flours mix well. If the flours don't mix well there is every possibility of thenkuzhal bursting when frying.
Take a bowl and first put this mixed flour. Then add jeera/ sesame seeds to it. add the butter, asafoetida powder ,
Add salt and mix them well with a ladle .
Now add water, little by little and make a dough ,neither very tight nor very loose .
Then put this dough in a murukku achu(mould) and make thenguzhals in the heated oil .When it turns golden yellow, remove it from the oil , allow it to cool and place it in an airtight box.
Serve these thenkuzhals to your dear ones with pride.
This has got a long shelf life.