Muthusaram / mullu muruku is a delicious deep fried snack made using rice flour and dals. Traditionally the rice flour was prepared at home by washing well, soaking few minutes and laying out the soaked drained rice on a mat or a cotton cloth to airdry . This was powdered and sieved well to use in many rice based snacks . Many thengoyal, muruku varieties can be prepared by using this processed rice flour .
Traditionally prepared for Gokulaashtami and Diwali , this is a crunchy delight for afternoon snacking . During weddings also , muthusaramis one of the seer bakshnams that is offered to the bridegrooms family along with other murukku varieties .
For those with little time and who can get good quality rice powder from the store , the process is even easier .
Prepare the basic murruku maavu ( flour ) ahead and make a variety of snacks for the festival days or any time you wish to make a small quantity of snacks for afternoon .