Murrukku is a deep fried Indian snack which is made from rice and lentil flour. There are sweet and savory varieties and murrukku, as reflected by it’s shape, means twisted in the Tamil language.
Growing up, my brothers would always bring murrukku home for my mom from their trips to the outdoor food market. You see, murrukku was my mother’s favorite snack. I recall many happy afternoons snacking on murruku and watching Bollywood movies with my mom and my siblings.
Foods can have such transportive powers. Something as simple as a familiar smell, taste or texture can evoke such powerful and wonderful memories.
I am not a big fan of murrukku because it is rather spicy but I am very fond of the memories that are conjured whenever I come across a murrukku seller or jars of murrukkus in the grocery store. Do you have particular foods that evoke such memories in you too?