• Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Maida - 1/4 cup
  • Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Milk - 1 cup
  • Til seeds (Ellu) - 1 teaspoon (Optional)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil - for deep frying

“Acchu Murukku” also known as “Achappam” or “Rose cookie” is a mild sweet Murukku, normally prepared during Christmas time. To prepare this Murukku, you will need a special mould fixed on a long handle that can be dipped in hot oil. When you put the mould in the hot oil, the mould become very hot and you have to immediately dip the hot mould in the batter. Due to the heat in the mould, the batter tend to stick in the mould and when you again put the batter sticken mould in the hot oil, the batter will get fried and after sometime, it will come out from the mould.

Method:

Sieve both rice flour and maida. Put it in a bowl. Add powdered sugar, salt and til seeds. Mix well. Add coconut milk and make a batter. If required you can add little water. The batter should be like dosa batter consistency. Ensure that the batter should not be too thick or too thin.

Heat oil in a kadai. Place the mould in the hot oil for a minute. Take out the mould and dip half of the mould into the batter and again put the mould in the hot oil. After few minutes, if you shake the mould the murukku will come out from the mould or using a fork just lift it from the mould and fry till it is crisp. Finish all the batter like this.

Note: Never dip the mould fully into the batter. Care should be taken to imerse only half of the heated mould into the flour batter and then dip this into the hot oil.Then easily the flour will drop into the hot oil.