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.
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!
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|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 13 g||21 %|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||7 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Trans Fat 1 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 188 mg||8 %|
|Potassium 158 mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 38 g||13 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||12 %|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 5 g||9 %|
|Vitamin A||37 %|
|Vitamin C||15 %|
|* 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.|
- Chickpeas* (white- organic) - 1 cup
- Rice flour - 3 cups
- Green Chillies - 8 nos
- Ginger root - 2 inches (peeled)
- Baby Greens mix* - Spinach, chard, kale - 2 cups approximately
- Coriander leaves (fresh) - 1/4 cup
- Sesame seeds (white) - 2 tbsp
- Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
- Salt to taste (used Himalayan salt)
- Turmeric powder (organic)- 1 tsp optional
- Butter (Softened) - 1/4 cup or 4 tbsp*
- Oil for deep frying
- Kitchen equipment/ tool (required)- Murukku press or Chakli
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.ReplyDelete
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 :DDelete
Wow! Amazing. Love the color. Unique idea. Healthy and perfect for kids. Love the presentation! Superb! Will definitely try.ReplyDelete
Thanks Priya for the detailed feedback! Keep me posted if you try i would love to hear from you :)Delete