Molouk is a crispy fried spiced up snack from the Seychelles. It is very similar to the Indian treat called murruku. Imagine sitting at a bar on a pristine white sand beach at a resort and you will find these addicting snacks served like you would find peanuts or chips.
Molouk are spiced up with cumin, cinnamon and hot chili powder. You can make them as spicy as you like. The dough which also calls for rice flour and gram flour is then pressed through a noodle maker and the if you don’t have one you can pick one up here. The dough is then dropped into hot oil and fried until crispy. They are best enjoyed hot out of the fryer.Did you know that the staple food is curry and rice in the Seychelles? Coconut milk and spice is often used in the curry along with seafood, which is obviously abundant in the island nation. Molouk along with the curries are a reflection of the history of the islands. A creole dish indeed. If you would like to learn more about this beautiful country be sure to check out “Our Journey to the Seychelles”.
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Molouk (A spicy fried treat from the Seychelles)
- 1 cup gram flour
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 Tbsp butter, unsalted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp cumin, ground
- 1 tsp chili powder, hot
- 3 Tbsp oil hot
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup oil for frying
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until you get a smooth dough
- Heat the oil for frying in a pan or deep fryer to medium high
- Put the dough in your noodle press and make small pieces (see picture)
- Fry on both sides until crispy
- remove with slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
- Serve warm