Friday, April 6


Murukku is believed to have originated from Tamilnadu.(source wiki)Murukku will sure be one of the treats people make during diwali in Tamilnadu and I couldn't remember one person who doesn't love this crunchy murukkus.

My husband is a great fan of murukkus and my MIL makes wonderful murukkus. She made this when we went to india last year.This is my entry for lakshmik's RCI event for April which happens to be Tamil cuisine.


Parboiled Rice- 4 cups
Urad dal- 1 cup
jeera- 1- 2 tsp
sesame seeds white- 2 tsp
salt to taste
Asafoetida- little
oil for deep frying
butter- 100 grams


Soak the rice for 2 to 3 hours. Dryroast the urad dal until golden brown and grind it to a fine powder. sieve it and keep aside.

Grind the rice in the wetgrinder to a very fine paste by adding water little by little. Add salt and asafoetida to the batter at the final stage. U should be able to get a thick,fine paste ( much thicker than dosa batter) at the end. If u get a bit watery paste u can keep the paste closed in a clean muslin cloth so that the cloth will absorb the extra water. Grinding the rice and making murukku is a bit time consuming work, but you really get white and crispy murukkus by this method.
Add the urad dal powder, jeera, butter,sesame seeds to the rice batter and knead well. u will be able to get a dough like consistency.
Heat oil in a pan and put the required amt of dough in the murukku maker with one hole disc or 3 hole disc. squeeze into the hot oil directly. U can make the murukku in a plastic sheet too and then add to the hot oil too.Turn it and cook the other side too.


My MIL grinds the rice in a wet grinder. But I make this with rice and urad flour. Making murukkus with the flours is very easy than the grinder made one.The measurements are just the same . Slightly dry roast the urad flour for just one minute in a pan. the flour should just be warm after roasting. Add the other ingredients and water to make it into a dough. U get good murrukkus by this method too.
Check out Radhi's , Maheshwari's, Priya's ,Jyothsna's. Murukku too.


indosungod said...

Prema, yes nothing like Murukku for a snack. Yours look awesome.

Latha said...

Murrukku is our favorite too Prema! My kids just love it. I make it at home sometimes but i am too lazy to "pulinjify"!

Asha said...

Hey,I am making that too for RCI!!:)

But this is different with mullus.I love them with coffee.YUM!! Looks so white and light.Thanks for recipe:)

LERA said...

prema, the murruku s are so Tempting! wish i could get to taste it, looks heavenly:) we too have the same brass press at home.

Menu Today said...

Hi prema,
Your Murukku looks white and crisp. Good entry for RCI.Thanks for sharing.,

USHA said...

Hi Prema,

Murukku looks perfect....Thanks for sharing.,

Sandeepa said...

prema, I have had only store bought Murikkus but they looked different, so I did not realize what this was. Is this White in color ? I like the Murukku maker

Seema said...

Loved the white color of your chakli( murukku). Mine always turns out brown.

Sharmi said...

Hi Prema, the Murukku looks like the tengai Pal murukku I get in my place. how come it did not get brown. looks good.
nice entry!!

Vcuisine said...

Prema, any snacks with boiled rice have its own taste. I love this Thenkuzul murukku. It is so light and mild in its taste. Your look bright in its color. Very nice presentation Prema. Viji

Paddukoti said...

woh!!! they look so crispy and yummy!!1

sabita said...

thanx for the nice words

Syam said...

murukku murukku thaan :-)

swapna said...

hi prema
nice one..the color is too light..mine will get a red it is possible to get the white color?

Rajani said...

Hi Prema,

Nice looking murukkus, we do it differently. Loved the recipe for paal kozhukottai too, will try some time. Thanks to u both.


Sia's Corner said...

mmm...hw did u get that creamy colour prema? looks quite different from what i make(and i made it only twice since i started cooking;)

trupti said...

That would be perfect teatime snack for me! I love the white color!


Richa said...

wow never knew there were so many kinds of murukku. first time seeing the white one, usually get the darker colored.
great recipe
thanks said...

This is absolutely the perfect item for Tamil Nadu Cuisine!!!!

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Prema,
This murku is really tempting.Crispy crunchy best for this cold weather...

Roopa said...

Prema thanks for visiting by blog!
Wow your murukka has a lovely color. and looks very crispy!

Mageswari said...

Hi Prema,
Whenever I try, some murukkus are not crispy.. not sure what mistake I am doing. I dry roast urad dal powder and rice flour seperately for more than a minute. Could that be the reason ?

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Enectric Techsol said...

thanks for sharing a recipe with images.