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Recipe for Murukku

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India is a land of diversities, which is well portrayed in its culture and cuisine. A land where taste changes at every 100 kms. Hence, it has a wide spectrum of food. Here we bring you an authentic Murukku Recipe from India that’s not only quick but, can be easily made at home. The Murukku recipe we listed below is most basic of Indian recipes also one of the tastiest! Trying this Murukku recipe at home is an easy way to get a delicious meal.

Here is the Authentic Murukku Recipe:



2 cups rice (chawal)
1/4 cup black gram split (urad dal)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
salt (namak) to taste
1/4 cup white butter
coconut (narial) oil for frying


1. Dry roast the rice in a warm frying pan without letting the color change. Wash and soak for about half an hour, drain and spread on a cotton cloth to absorb the excess moisture. Grind to a fine powder.
2. Broil the urad dal to light brown colour, cool and grind into a smooth powder.
3. Sieve both the flours together through a fine sieve.
4. Dissolve asafoetida and salt in one fourth cup water and add the cumin seeds, make a firm dough with the sieved flour. Rub in the butter and knead with light hands to fully incorporate the butter.
5. To make the murukkus, grease your fingers and take a little dough. Roll them between your palm to a tubular form. Form this roll into circles, while twisting them along. Make two circles next to each other. Press the ends into the circle to secure. Make two batches at a time, cover with a wet cloth to prevent them from drying.
6. Heat oil and fry them in batches. Take them on a plate and gently slide them into the oil and fry on both sides till it becomes light golden brown and crisp.
7. Drain and let it cool before serving them. Store in a dry air-tight container.