For the Murukku Dough:
2 cups flour
3 – 3 1/2 cups coconut milk
Salt to taste
For the Sugar Syrup:
3 – 4 cups sugar
2 cups boiled water
Oil to fry
Making Murukku Dought & Deep Frying:
Steam the flour for nearly 1 ½ hours.
Then sift the flour through a sieve, and put it in a large bowl.
Now add salt and mix the flour well.
Then add eggs & coconut milk and mix it well with the flour.
In the end you has to get a nice, smooth ball which is don’t stick on your hands.
Cover the dough and keep it in aside.
Ready a board or tray & some plates, greased with little oil all over the surface.
Ready your Murukku maker and insert a little part of the dough and squeeze it out.
Now cut it to small parts or you can make shapes or designs & etc…. as you like.
Place it on the greased plates & cover it with a paper.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan in medium heat.
When the oil is ready, deep fry the shapes & designs you made. (Kids designs also.)
And let it fry till its gets golden brown.
Drain it on a paper or kitchen tissues.
After the oil is drain, keep the murukku in an airtight container.
Making the Sugar Syrup & Coat the Murukku Pieces:
Heat a large saucepan in a medium heat. Add the boiled water and sugar into the pan and stir the mixture till sugar dissolves and the mixture should be bit thick. (If you pour it from a little height, it should be falls like a thin thread.)
Take the pan from the heat, and add fried murukku into the sugar syrup and stir it continuously till the entire pieces coat with sugar syrup.
This is a sweet specially making for Sinhala & Tamil New Year in Sri Lanka.
1. To make Murukku you need a Murukku Maker. If not you can use a Icing bag with your favorite nozzle.
2. When you are steaming the flour use 2 -3 papers to cover it & as last layer use an oil paper.
3. When you open the steamed flour package, if there is a CRACK on the middle of the flour, it says the flour has steamed well.
4. When you are adding coconut milk into flour, first add 1 cup and then add it little by little at a time.
5. Always keep the dough covered.
6. If you have kids who can play with dough, give a small part of dough for them & ask them to make their own designs. They will enjoy it a lot.
7. If you don’t like sweet you can coat it with salt & chili and can have it as a snack.
8. I feel it’s good to coat murukku pieces with sugar syrup on the day you are going to use it. (I’m doing like that :-).