Thursday, November 4, 2010

Murukku recipe-How to make murukku-Diwali snacks-Chakli recipe

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Wishing you all a very Happy and safe Diwali. Enjoy with your family and friends. Prepare this simple and easy murukku recipe for Diwali and I am sure your family is going to enjoy it very much. This murukku can be prepared by grinding rice in the wet grinder and it requires no butter or dalda yet it is crispy and melts in your mouth. Today we will learn how to make mullu murukku-wet grinder method following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Murukku recipe

Murukku Recipe


 Prep Time : 20 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : 40 mins 
 Yields45-50 murukkus
 Recipe CategorySnacks-Diwali Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Par boiled rice -2 1/2 cup (pulungal arisi)
   Fried gram /Chutney kadalai /pottu kadalai - 1 1/4 cup
   Oil - 1/3 cup
   Jeera /cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Green chillies - 6-7 medium size
   Salt to taste ( mix it in a little water and add)

   Oil for deep frying murukku


Soak par boiled rice in water for 2 hours, grind it to a fine paste, adding green chillies and little water. Do not add too much water, then you will not be able to prepare the dough.

Dry grind fried gram to a fine powder and sieve it. Keep it aside.

Mix ground rice + fried gram powder + salt + cumin seeds together. Bring 1/3 cup of oil to boiling point and add it to the mix.

Make a slightly stiff dough by adding warm water.

How to make murukku with pictures (1-4)

How to prepare murukku
How to prepare this easy and simple murukku

First let me tell you about the murukku maker.The murukku maker comes with 2 moulds and different plates. I have used the 3 star plate to make this murukku. (See pic below)

murukku makerMurukku maker


Take a small amount of dough and put it inside the murukku maker, then press it with the other mould (you have 2 moulds) and you will find dough coming out of the 3 star shaped holes.

Move it in a circular motion to make murukku as shown in the picture on the back side of a small plate or the back of a flat ladle.Grease the back of the small plate or flat ladle with little oil and then press on it. We are doing this as the murukku will easily slip into the hot oil when you turn the plate or ladle. I greased it only once to make all the murukkus.

Heat oil in a kadai and when it is hot, drop the murukku inside the oil gently. It starts bubbling with a sound.( Picture 2) Let it get cooked. After sometime, flip it over to the other side (Pic -3) and fry until it becomes golden brown.

Once golden brown, remove murukku from the oil using a slotted ladle and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil. You can fry 3-4 murukkus at a time depending on the quantity of oil used. Delicious Murukku is ready. (pic4)

Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

Store the murukkus in an air tight container. It has a self life of 10-12 days. Enjoy making this yummy and simple murukku this Diwali.

how to make murukku

Wishing you all a Bright Diwali - Sparkling with success and glowing with warmth!!

One more shot for you!! Enjoy
How to make murukku-wet grinder method

Do not forget to check out my Easy Thenkuzhal Recipe , Ribbon Murukku , Omapodi and Kara boondi

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  1. Have never tried adding green chillies in Murukku..must taste great..thanks for the recipe..

  2. nice crispy murukku. I luv it.
    The same way I will make.

    Happy Diwali.

  3. Wishing you a very Happy Diwali ! I must learn this crispy murukku, thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Padhu,

    Happy Diwali dear to you!!Have a blast!!The murukku looks great...I make them without the green chilies...:)


  5. Perfect murukku..
    Happy Diwali to you n your family dear!

    US Masala

  6. wonderful dear.. love your presentation..

  7. Crispy and yummy murukku..Happy Diwali to you and family

  8. Crispy crunchy murukku. Wishing u and ur family a joyous Diwali.

  9. Never tried murukku at home.These look perfect.Happy Diwali to you too

  10. nice recipe..looks so perfect and yummy!!
    Happy Diwali!!

  11. Padhu,

    Murukku looks crispy and yummy. Nice recipe.

  12. Wowwwwwwwww.. looks soo delicious and perfect.. Happy Diwali :)

  13. Happy Diwali to you ....Muruku looks crispy and perfect...

  14. am yet to use my murukku press. now you have reminded me of that with a great recipe. love it.
    happy diwali to you and your family.

  15. Happy Diwali to you and your family..Thanks for sharing this simple recipe for those crispy murrukku..

  16. Crispy and crunchy murukku padhu..wish u & ur family happy & prosperous diwali!!

  17. Perfect murukku.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali :-)

  18. crispy and yummy..perfect murukku!!Happy Diwali!!

  19. Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali.. your murukku is perfect..

  20. இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

  21. love the presentation as usual ... but the recipe with step by step pics makes it look easy .. bookmarking it

  22. Lovely murukku and cute presentation.Happy Diwali to u and ur family:)

  23. looks yum!! Happy Diwali to you and your family!!

  24. Wishing u a happy and prosperous diwali.wonderful looking crispy murukku tempts me a lot..

  25. Hi, just drop by to wish you Happy Diwali :) Enioy your day!

  26. Happy Diwali to you and all at home!

  27. Nice recipe,, Happy Diwali to you too...

  28. One of our fav snacks...Love them :-) Happy Diwali to you and your family !

  29. Very Happy Diwali Padhu, Loving the colour of the Murruku you got Fantastic :)

  30. i juz luv diwali for the sweets.....happy diwali....nice murukku!!!

  31. Deepawali murukku romba nalla iruku.... love it dear...

    wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Deepawali

  32. I never knew the recipe for murukku but I was the one who helped my mother to make the murukku shapes. ;)

    I received the diwali sweets from amma this morning. She sent it through my uncle who visited my home for vacations.

  33. Hi

    Is it not necessary to dry the rice prior to grinding it?

  34. Dear Suhasini

    It is not necessary to dry the rice prior to wet grinding

  35. Hi,

    Murukku taste gr8 with green chilli combination.
    Happy Diwali to all :)

  36. Wow!murukku looks perfect and well explained.

  37. one of my fav snacks!!

  38. Thanks for the great receipe.I was looking for a perfect muruku receipe for long time.I have a quick question,can you suggest me a type of parboiled rice whether it should be a ponni parboiled or sonamasoori parboiled riceor something different than these two

  39. You can use any par boiled rice. It is pulungal arisi used for regular cooking and not for making idly

  40. Thanks for D recipe Padhu!
    I tried it and came very well!

  41. I tried tjis..came very well. But colour was bit dark....where did i go wrong

  42. Hi padhu this is an awesome way of making murukku I tried for xmas and it came very well crispy cum soft and the taste was superb. Thank u for a wonderful receipie it was really easy and less time consuming.I shared with my sisters and Freinds..... God bless you!

  43. Is it aluminium or indolium murukku maker ? Whether it is very difficult to press ?

    1. It is indolium, It will not be difficult to press, if the dough is made perfectly.

  44. Hi Padhu,

    Which type of murukku maker are you using because its difficult for me to press the murukku maker which is made of wood? Can you post a picture for reference.

    I have to say that till now I have tried atleast 30 recipes from your website and every thing had came out very well and I have got the name of best cook from my family and thank you Padhu for your recipes and love your recipes so much.

    1. I have posted a picture of my murukku maker above ''method" . it is made of indolium

  45. Can we use rice flour instead of par boiled rice?also please tell me how consistency of dough should be?


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