Chickpeas Greens Butter Murukku

A power packed savory snack you will want to feed your family and friends with for this Diwali. Chickpeas and mixed fresh greens add more nutrients to the soft yet crunchy butter murukku. 

Deepavali/ Diwali is a glorious festival of giving, sharing and bonding. The flicking lights signifies triumph of good over evil, hope over despair and light over darkness. Wish and pray the world gets out of the current gloomy situation to gain more light in our lives. 

Full credits to my husband and boys for giving me a helping hand for the past month with some of the chores as I injured my thumb. Similarly, I couldn't manage to press the chakli maker and my husband was in full swing with this murukku making. 

Chickpeas flour is readily available in store, so you don't have to work your fingers to the bone. Although I prepared it at home for this recipe to avoid making a trip to the store. I have mentioned steps 1-3 in the directions below which you can skip. 

Coming to the nutrients, most of you must be aware that chickpeas flour is a good source of fiber and plant based protein. Moreover it's high in minerals, magnesium and potassium which boosts heart health. It also slows digestion and promotes fullness to manage body weight. 


The baby greens I incorporated are just my choices, feel free to replace with your favorite choices.  In general, greens are high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals which can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well. 

Turmeric is optional, but I used it to accentuate the natural green color apart from its medicinal properties. Ginger, coriander leaves, sesame seeds and green chillies add taste and flavor. Although this is a deep fried snack, the ingredients are picked with keen thoughts and  nutrients to gain health benefits as a compromise. 

Be keen on eating healthy to stay fit and safe as you enjoy this flickering festival of lights. Sharing is caring!

If your interested in more savory snack ideas and recipes click below on title linked to the recipe page.

Roasted Gram Murukku




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Category:Savory, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Level:Medium
Serves: 12

Nutrition Facts
Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13 g21 %
Saturated Fat 1 g7 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 188 mg8 %
Potassium 158 mg5 %
Total Carbohydrate 38 g13 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g12 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 5 g9 %
Vitamin A37 %
Vitamin C15 %
Calcium3 %
Iron7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
INGREDIENTS

  1. Chickpeas* (white- organic) - 1 cup
  2. Rice flour - 3 cups
  3. Green Chillies - 8 nos
  4. Ginger root - 2 inches (peeled)
  5. Baby Greens mix* - Spinach, chard, kale - 2 cups approximately
  6. Coriander leaves (fresh) - 1/4 cup 
  7. Sesame seeds (white) - 2 tbsp
  8. Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
  9. Salt to taste (used Himalayan salt)
  10. Turmeric powder (organic)- 1 tsp optional
  11. Butter (Softened) - 1/4 cup or 4 tbsp* 
  12. Oil for deep frying
  13. Kitchen equipment/ tool (required)- Murukku press or Chakli 
DIRECTIONS
1. Dry roast chickpeas for 2-3 mins in a large pan on medium heat and transfer to a mixer or flour mill.
2. Grind the chickpeas once it cools down, to fine powder.
3. Run through a sieve and repeat the process with the remains to retain the ratio intact and avoid wastage.


4.Transfer to a large mixing bowl. To this add the rice flour and set aside.
5. In a blender, add the greens of your choice along with green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves and sesame seeds to a fine puree. Add required water for grinding about half cup.
6. Add this green puree to the above flour mixture, along with the softened butter, salt, asafoetida and turmeric to mix well.


7. Make it into a soft smooth dough and grease your palms with oil as and when required. 




8. 
Heat a kadai or large pan and pour in the necessary oil for deep frying. Using a chakli press/ maker with the chakli plate of your choice, fill it in 3/4 with the dough (about a fist size).


9. Press the dough in one complete circular motion directly to the hot oil kadai carefully. 



10. You will notice the sizzling sound from oil reducing gradually as its deep frying. When the sizzling sound reduces the green color slightly changes color, that's when it's time to remove from heat while draining the oil using a spider strainer or slotted spoon. Let rest in a mess container to drain any excess oil.


11. Repeat to deep fry all the dough in batches. Let cool uncovered for half hour as it will gain more crispness. Store in a vacuum sealed container lined with tissue paper or napkins to absorb any excess oil. These savory snacks do stay fresh for about a week to 10 days.


NOTES AND TIPS                                      1.Chickpeas flour is readily available to skip steps 1-3. You may try green chickpeas flour or substitute with besan flour if you have it handy. 
2. Baby green can be substituted with any greens of your choice. If you have anyone with kidney issues who would intake this snack, please avoid spinach.
3. This recipe is high on butter for the soft yet crunchy texture. You may reduce it to your preferences. If your murukku doesn't hold together while deep frying, then your butter is on the higher end. Adjust with some flour. If it turns out hard, add more softened butter. 
       
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Comments

  1. Wow!! this is super healthy. For you dont know new ideas keeps coming Amudha! Really proud of you. Chickpeas flour is interesting, will try sometime.

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    1. Thanks a bunch Kiru! the chickpeas flour is readily available in most stores or just make it like i did. Its super easy, but get your ear plugs on :D

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  2. Wow! Amazing. Love the color. Unique idea. Healthy and perfect for kids. Love the presentation! Superb! Will definitely try.

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    1. Thanks Priya for the detailed feedback! Keep me posted if you try i would love to hear from you :)

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