Easy Murukku

There are a lot of recipes for making murukku. This is one of the easiest ways to make it in a short amount of time. With simple ingredients and without a lot of hard work, you can make this very nice crunchy murukku. Ordinary rice flour available in the Indian grocery stores can be used, but the proportion of the ingredients is very important to get it right.


  • Rice flour ————————– 5 cups
  • Urad dal ————————— 1 cup
  • Melted butter —————— 2 tsp
  • Cooking (canola) oil ——– 2 tbsp
  • Crushed pepper ————— 1 tsp
  • Ajwain seeds ——————– 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds ——————– 1/2 tsp
  • Water ——————————– about a cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Enough oil to fry

Tools Needed

  • Murukku maker
  • Murukku mold (if not available, use pieces of banana leaf/foil paper/parchment paper)

How To Make

  • Dry roast the urad dal in a pan until it becomes light golden color (you can smell the nice aroma) in about 5 minutes
  • Then add it in a pressure cooker with two cups of water and cook for about 10 minutes in medium heat or two whistles and turn off the stove
  • Once it cools down, add another cup of water and grind it into a smooth paste using a blender
  • Add two table spoons of cooking oil in a small pan and heat it until it becomes very hot
  • In a wide bowl add the rice flour, melted butter, salt, urad dal paste, hot oil, crushed peppers, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds and mix them all together
  • Now add water little by little and mix it with hand until it becomes a smooth dough
  • Then take the murukku maker and fill it with the dough
  • Rotate/press the murukku maker and move in rounds to get the circular shape on the mold
  • Heat the frying oil in a pan in medium heat
  • Carefully drop the murukku into the oil by hand or using a spatula
  • Cook both sides until it becomes golden brown color (in about three to four minutes)
  • Take the crispy murukku out and keep it in a tissue towel to drain the excess oil
  • Now enjoy the tasty murukku


  • If you don’t have the molds for the murukku, don’t worry, you can use pieces of banana leaf, foil paper or parchment paper cut into squares
  • For melting the butter, take two teaspoons of butter in a bowl and heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave oven or heat on stovetop for just it to melt (do not over heat to make it like ghee)
  • Don’t be tempted to use more butter or oil, it will spoil the shape of the murukku
  • I used Deep brand rice flour, but any brand should be OK

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