Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My craving for murukku


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I couldn't help it. It is Deepavali (Diwali)festival and all I could think about is the number of murukku I had missed. Murukku is my favorite Indian snack, and you can get it easily in Malaysia. Even in Austin, I ate it once a month after my monthly shopping trip to the local Indian grocery shop. Sadly, murukku is no way to be found in France, except maybe Paris?

I fell in love with murukku the second I put one in my mouth. Living in a village full of Chinese and going to Chinese dominated school, I didn't have chance to mix with any Indian (except Indian teachers in school). I was fortunate to get known to some during my form 6 classes, which I still considered as one of the best moments I had mixing with classmates from different races.

Anyway, my mother brought me to the Deepavali open house every year and most of the time I was eyeing for murukku, and I have to say that must of her Indian friends made good murukku. Because of me, my mother learnt how to cook murukku and each time I get home, she will try to prepare some.


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Besides murukku, I love these cookies too.

Now that I think about it, I hardly see any French making cookies like this. It seems that French are more into pastry. Anyone knows where did these cookies originated from?

3 comments:

  1. Hi Bee Ean,

    oh.. love the pic of murukku.. I do miss them and nothing like the fresh ones served during deepavali. I miss thos melting ghee balls as well and those are hard to come by.

    Looks like you have settled down well in France. You are the 2nd Klangite that I know that lives in France..

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  2. Hi Jane,

    Who is the first Klangite that lives in France?

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  3. I love this also. Aiyah if u have told me earlier, I would have bought some for you from Singapore and mail it to u :)

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