How to make MURUKKU

Friday, 30 August, 2019

It’s day 2 and we are back with another cool recipe for today! If you haven’t read the first one, check out - How to make MODAK right here.

SO, today we will teach you to make murukku. Crumbly, fired snack which can be enjoyed alongside a cup of hot tea with your family. In fact, murukku has become such a homely snack, that it’s not limited to Ganesh Chaturthi!

Then let’s not delay anymore. Straight to ingredients, here we go!


  • ½ cup Urad dal
  • 2 ½ cups rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon Ajwain seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Black Sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Oil (for frying)

  • Wash and soak the urad dal for 20-30 minutes. After that, cook the dal in a pressure cooker. You should wait for 6 whistles before turning off the flame. The dal should be cooked by now.
  • Transfer the cooked dal into a bowl. Mash it to make a thick paste. Now add the rice flour, salt, ajwain seeds and sesame seeds to the paste. Mix thoroughly. You can add a bit of water if the mixture to smoothen the dough.
  • Don’t let this mixture rest for it may become too soft while frying. We need to use this as soon as the mixture gets prepared. Now take a non-stick pot and heat some oil. In a murukku press, choose the mould of your choice and ladle the dough and close the press.
  • Now comes the fun part! Use the handle or press of the murukku press to drop the mixture into the hot oil. If your murukku press lacks a handle, you can use a spoon to press the batter in.
  • Make sure the oil is hot or else the dough is going to soak up the murukku and turn soft. Fry until it turns golden brown and serve.
  • Delicious murukkus are ready!

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