Mullu Murukku

Mullu Murukku

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: SnacksCuisine: Tamil, IndianDifficulty: Medium


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A traditional snack made for special occasions and festivals.


  • Rice flour – 3 cups

  • Besan flour – 1 cup

  • Red Chilli powder – 2 teaspoons

  • Asafotida powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Salt – 2 teaspoons or as per taste

  • Butter or Ghee – 4 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep frying


  • Sieve both rice and besan flour.
  • Put it in a broad vessel.  Add red chilli powder, asafetida and salt and mix well. Melt butter or ghee and pour over the flour. Mix once again. Divide the flour into 3 to 4 parts. Then add water little by little in one part of the flour and make a soft dough.
  • Heat oil in a Kadai. Take small quantity of dough and put it in the Murukku Press with “single star” plate and squeeze it in circular motion directly to the hot oil. Fry till it becomes crispy and nice golden yellow. But ensure not to brown.
  • Once the prepared dough is finished, then take another part of the flour and make dough and proceed as above.


  •  You can add two to three tablespoons of Pottukadalai Powder also to get more crispy Murukku.


  1. Priya Sreeram

    yummy looking crunchies– these are my favourite and they look well done !!

  2. Thank you Priya Sreeram.

  3. picture perfect murukku

  4. Gayathri Kumar

    Very inviting murukku. I could finish off the plate..

  5. Thank for visiting Gayathri Kumar.

  6. Thank you Chitra.

  7. Hi, I tried out this murukku and it came out just Awesome. I should say it just melted in my mouth. I added some extra butter. I believe that this is a fool proof recipe & this is gonna be a 'GO' recipe for murukku. Thanks a bunch!

  8. Thank you Raji. I am haapy to note that this recipe turned out good for you.

  9. Hi Uma,

    The reason may be the murukkus are not fried properly. If you use the quantities mentioned in the above recipe, you will definitely get crispy murukkus. Or you would have added more butter or more besan. Also you have to fry the murukku in uniform medium flame till it is crisp and golden brown. If you keep the flame in high, then the outer portion get fried soon and inner part will not get cooked and then the murukku will not be crisp.

  10. Hi Mami,
    Thanks a lot. Will try the same soon.
    Uma Ramachandran

  11. I made mullu muruku as stated, but after some time it was not crispy. I do known where I was wrong.

  12. Hi Pushpa,

    May be it is not fried properly. You have to fry the murukku in uniform medium flame till it is crisp and golden brown. If you keep the flame in high, then the outer portion get fried soon and inner part will not get cooked and then the murukku will not be crisp.

  13. Excellent murukku receipe. I tried out yesterday it was yummy and just melting in the mouth. Thanks a lot.

  14. Hi Kamala,

    Tried this receipe today and it came out very well. Thanks for posting such a easy method for preparing murukku.

  15. Hello kamala….

    If i have to prepare the rice flour from scratch at home, for making the murukku, how should i do it?…. do i have to soak the rice and then take it to the mill?…. pls explain….i’m planning to make this for krishna jayanthi…

    Thx in adv

  16. Kamala,

    Nice to see your web. The rice flour mentioned in all your murukku receipe is normal rice flour we get from the shop or is it washed, dried and milled rice flour.

  17. Ramya Purushothaman

    Now I am learnig many recipes from your website and also it’s quite helpful to do more Depaavali recipes..

    Thank you so.. much:)

  18. Hi,

    We tried this today, it cam out very crispy and tasty. This is the first time we are preparing MURUKKU and it came out so good. We are so happy about this.

    Thank U so much madam.

    Wishing You and ur family a very happy Depaavali…:)

  19. Hi kamala, I tried murukku from your recipes and it came out really well. I have 3 year old daughter, looks like I cannot keep her away from eating murukku’s 🙂 I think your recipes and very practical to try and tasty too. It will be good see few healthy recipes for kids. Thanks Vani

  20. Hi Kamala, I tried this recipe and it came out very tasty. Thanks Sowmya

  21. Dear Kamala ma,
    Your recipe is so awesome, followed ur measurements exactly and it came out wonderful.. It was a big hit in my home and when i gave it to my friends,even there i got appreciated.. You are doing a great job… And what i like the most is even you give measurements for salt also..Or else for a beginner in cooking like me finds the salt measurement difficult.I use to taste it and then add little ,then again taste it..atlast at one stage without knowing i would ‘ve added a large quantity 😀 Thanks again ..And we wish you all the best ..

  22. Daisy Charles

    Hi kamala, I tried this recipe today for Christmas, it came out very tasty. Thanks to you. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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