Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My craving for murukku


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.


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?


  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..

  2. Hi Jane,

    Who is the first Klangite that lives in France?

  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 :)