Friday, April 19, 2013


The friendship of the wise waxes like a new moon; but that of fools wanes like the full moon. - Thirukkural

Murukku is a deep fried snack prepared using rice flour and other ingredients. My mom usually makes murukku and thatai during deepavali. She is a expert in Murukku making, I got this recipe from her. And to my surprise, for the first time itself I prepared a perfect Murukku, thank you mom…


  • Rice flour – 5 cups
  • Urad dhal – 1 cup
  • Fried gram – 1 cup
  • Boiled rice – 1cup
  • Butter – 5 tsp
  • Hing – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tsp
  • Chili powder – 1tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – As needed

  1. First dry roast urad dhal and boiled rice separately for 10 minutes. Then grind it in a mixer grinder with fried gram. Grind it to a smooth powder.
  2. Take rice flour in a separate bowl; add grounded dhal mixture, butter and then cumin seeds, sesame seeds, chili powder, hing and salt to taste. Mix it thoroughly.
  3. Next add water little by little and make dough. Keep it covered. (Prepare the dough in batches that is first take 2 cups of flour and mix it with water and then after finishing it proceed the same with the remaining dough.)
  4. Heat oil in a pan and using a murukku maker press dough into the hot oil directly or press it on a plastic sheet and then fry it in the hot oil.
  5. Wait for the bubbles to settle down and when color turned to golden brown, remove it from the hot oil and drain it on the tissue paper.
Notes: Chili powder is optional, instead of chili powder can also add coarsely ground pepper.

Sending this to WTML event conducted by Gayathrikumar, hosted by Sowmya of Nivedhanam


  1. oh that is delicious... perfect snack... thanks for linking... Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  2. Murukkus looks awesome dear :) so happy to visit you and follow too. Thanks for your comments in my blog