Achu Murukku / Achappam / Rose Cookies, a crispy and delicious flower shaped Indian Cookies which is made from maida, sugar and egg white. I have not yet tried egg less version. For us, Diwali is never complete without these cute murukku.
The consistency of the batter is very important. It should be neither nor thin, it should be close to dosa batter consistency. And the achu mold used to create these cute flowers should be always hot while preparing murukku from whole batter. Before you dip the mold in batter, keep the mold in hot oil for a minute. And if the batter somewhat sticks in the mold and hardens, then take a minute and clean the mold carefully and proceed. I have uploaded the latest picture of this recipe and please leave a comment if you have any doubts. Lets move on to the recipe,
- 2-3 cup Maida / All Purpose Flour
- 1 tbsp Rice Flour – optional
- 1 Egg White
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 cup Sugar – according to your need
- Sieve maida and combine with rice flour, egg white and cardamom powder in a mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup water to sugar and mix till the sugar dissolves completely. Add this to maida.
- Now mix all and add enough water to make dosa batter like consistency. Keep it aside for 30 mins. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadhai and keep the mold in oil. Once it is hot, take the mold and immerse it in batter till 3/4. Don’t immerse it fully.
- Immerse the mold in oil now and keep it for few seconds. With the help of fork release the murukku in oil.
- Fry till it turns golden brown. Always keep the burner to low-medium flame. Proceed with the remaining batter. Store the murukku in an air-tight container.
- If there is left out batter, then take a spoonful of batter and drop in oil. Fry till it turns golden brown. Serve it and enjoy.