Ulli Murukku is a popular snack from South India that is made from rice flour, urad dal flour, and onions. The word “ulli” means onions in Malayalam and Tamil, the languages spoken in South India where this snack originated.
To make Ulli Murukku, the rice flour and urad dal flour are mixed with water, salt, and finely chopped onions to form a smooth dough. The dough is then shaped into small spiral shapes using a Murukku maker, a device that is similar to a cookie press. The spiral shapes are deep-fried in hot oil until they are crispy and golden brown.
Ulli Murukku is known for its crunchy texture and slightly spicy and savory flavor. The addition of onions to the dough gives the snack a unique flavor and aroma. It is usually served as a tea-time snack or as an appetizer during festive occasions and celebrations.
While Ulli Murukku is delicious, it is not considered to be particularly healthy due to its high calorie, fat, and sodium content. It is best consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.