Saturday, October 23, 2010


When we (my only sister and I) were little, my mom used to make Murukku (in Tamil or murukulu in Telugu) during Dasera and Diwali. 3 or 4 ladies from our neighborhood used to come to our home and mom, along with the ladies used to make large batches of murukku and share. That way, my mom used to catch up with much-missed-gossip-of-the-town (she was working full time) and us young ones used to play outside. What can be a better Sunday afternoon than the anticipation of warm murukku by the end of playtime?

As you all know by now, I am a bit lazy by nature. So, these murukku recipe I am going to post is also the lazy-way but in no way compromises with the taste.Below ingredients serve 2 adults just fine. I am also sending this entry to Pari and Kaugiri's Festival only event.

Rice Flour: 2 cups
Black gram flour (urad dal flour): 2 tbps
Salt: according to taste
Butter (melted): 2-3 tsp
Asafetida: 1/4 tsp
Oil for deep fying
Murkku Achhu (to make murukku)

  • Mix all the items together. Now start adding water little by little until you make a soft dough. Make sure the dough is not too hard or not too watery. 
  • Now, I had various shapes of murukku acchu with me. I used 1 batch each and made all the shapes. Just grease the murukku acchu with oil and put some dough into it. Shut the top par and squeese to form the required shape. 
  • If you are experienced like my mom, you can squeeze out any shape directly in oil. Else, you can grease a small square covers and make the shape on cover.

  • Heat enough oil in a pan and when hot, gently remove the murukku from the cover to your hand to the oil. 
  • Fry till golden brown and dry them on a kitchen towel before transferring in to another container (with a tight lid)


  1. murukku looks so crispy dear... love it...

  2. Wow! So many different shapes of murukku. Looks so crunchy :-)

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww madhu very tempting can i have th whole plate.

  4. Looks so crispy and yummy dear..

  5. The murrukku platter looks so crunchy and delicious....

    Pushpa @

  6. Murukkus are our all time favourite, beautiful platter..

  7. really crispy n tasty murukkus...too tempting clicks dear...

    Tasty Appetite

  8. Thanks ladies :) If you were all close by, I would have sure invited you home for chai and Murukku :)

  9. so perfect and yummy!!! good job dear..

  10. Love murukku..crispy and yummy tea time snack

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  12. My hubby loves murukku.. I must try to make it myself instead of buying. Most of the murukku I bought are very oily.