The art of making Murukku
Seer murukku is an important item in Tamil weddings. During the wedding many sweets and savoury items are given by the bride’s family to the groom’s and murukku with five or seven rounds (concentric circles) have a prime place. At the Rameswaram wedding, after Nischayadartham, along with all the seer, murukku made in different patterns were displayed. I was so impressed by the display that I did a mini interview with the lady who had made them. This lady, Mrs K J Amirthavalli, is from Madurai and says that she has been doing seer bakshanam for marriages on a contract for a long time.
She had made these beautifully shaped murukkus for this wedding with so much interest more because both the bride and groom’s family were personally known to her.