Sangeetham and Samayal – Meme Game and Murukku Recipe

Have patience, have patience

Don’t be in such a hurry

If you get impatient

You only start to worry

Remember, remember

God is patient to you

Think of all the times

When others have to wait for you

Hello, just a second , don’t get confused whether you have landed in a wrong blog. It is me relaxing on my sofa,  remembering the good old song of my school days. This is  the song I  sing to myself whenever I am waiting especially at the crowded bus stops in Chennai.

Just like this song, I have special songs for  every occasions. My mom hums sweet telugu tunes while she cooks. Those are great tunes  which none would have ever heard except her stove and vessels.

Hey that gives me an idea!! Why don’t we play a meme game with this ? At the latest , ‘partha mudhal naalai’  from ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu’ is the hit in our kitchen kacheri. Now you tell me the most frequent song/tune/ slogam you  hum/recite while you cook. I tag  my favourite bloggers Indira ,  Menutoday , Vee , My Dhaba, and Saffron Hut.

Coming back to food, I  wanted to enter My dhaba’s VCC Q3  2006. But all the snacks and sweets are all coming to a grand closure.Yet, I managed to grab the last few murukkus for a photo session. Here  is the recipe for arisi murukku




Arisi murukku- a deep fried snack made with rice flour


Rice flour – 2 cups

Fried gram dall / udaitha kadalai/- 1/2 cup

Red chilli- 4 Nos

Asfoestida- 3 pinches

Curry leaves- 7/8

Sesame seeds- 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds- 1/2 tbsp

Butter /heated oil – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Oil -to fry

Powder the fried gram dall and the  chillies in the blender. Mix the flours ,cumin seeds, asfoetida, sesame seeds ,butter / oil , salt  with water.Load the dough into a murukku press. Make long strips on a greased plastic sheet/ ziploc bag simultaneously coiling them into spirals.Deep fry in oil on both sides.

Murukku press

          Murukku press – Much easier than the old styled press.

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16 thoughts on “Sangeetham and Samayal – Meme Game and Murukku Recipe”

  1. VK Narayanan says:

    Wow! Long time not had any arisi murukku – tempting ones you have here. Thank you for tagging My Dhaba. What an interesting meme? Let me see what we can do with this meme. I will keep you posted.

    Thank you for participating at VCC Q3 2006. See you at the show!

    My Dhaba

  2. Saffron Hut says:

    Very nice murukkus Lakshmi!

    You’ve also come up with a very interesting MeMe! Thanks for tagging me.


  3. Priya says:

    I just lovee these murukkus, and with everyone in the blogland posting recipes for it one after the other and tempting me with such great pics…I think its time for me to enter the kitchen too :-)

  4. lakshmiammal says:

    Hi VKN and Saffron hut,
    Thanks and I am waiting for the meme to get a good start.

    Hi Priya,
    Waiting to see a new post in your blog.Of course, it is a warm snack to munch on rainy days, u know.

  5. Lakshmiammal says:

    Thank you Krithika,
    Hope your Europe trip was a pleasant one.

  6. krithika says:

    Lovely murukkus. Perfect color. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Nidhi says:

    I love Murukku and was looking for the recipe. Finally found it on your blog. Thanks…

  8. lakshmiammal says:

    Thankyou Nidhi, Thanks again for adding me to your blogroll

  9. Matthew says:

    Hi and Thank You Nidhi!!!

    The song you wrote down has been with me since I was also a child, and even sang it in children’s choir at church. It was the song about the little turtle, yes?! Do you remember more or what the title was? I am amazed to find others who have this tune in their memory and soul. Thanks for sharing… so much.



  10. lakshmiammal says:

    Hey , I learnt that song in my school and yes , it was about a turtle.

  11. What is fried gram dal?

  12. gowri says:

    Hello lakshmiammal your murukku looks beautiful and mouthwatering. Beautiful pictures.

  13. gowri says:

    Beautiful murukku. Great photograph. Thank you for sharing

  14. Betty says:

    Yummy lookn. You did not mention when to add curry leaves.

  15. rosemary says:

    Hi can you please tell me where can I purchase the murukku press?


    rosemary (new zealand)

    1. lakshmiammal says:

      I saw a murrukku press in Laxmi grocery in Cleveland very recently. I am confident you would definitely get one in Devon ave in Chicago if you are in IL.

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