Friday, October 23, 2015

Thengai Paal Murukku-Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe-Easy Diwali Snacks

Thengai Paal Murukku/coconut milk murukku (chakli) is a very popular traditional murukku prepared on Diwali. It is very delicious with a nice taste of coconut milk and of course very addictive also. I followed my thenkuzhal recipe and made this delicious murukku with coconut milk. It is very easy to make this murukku and I am sure it will be a big hit in your family. Today we will learn how to make thengai paal murukku following this easy recipes with step wise pictures.

Thengai Paal Murukku-Coconut Milk Murukku

Thengai Paal Murukku-Coconut Milk Murukku

Thengai Paal Murukku-Coconut Milk Murukku

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 10 murukkus
 Recipe CategorySnacks-Murukku
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Homemade Rice Flour -1 cup
   Urad Dal Flour - 1/4 cup
   Black or white sesame seeds - 1 tsp
   Butter - 1 1/2 tsp
   Salt as needed
   Hing - a pinch
   Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
   Murukku maker
   Oil for deep frying


Dry roast urad dal slightly (do not brown it) and leave it to cool. Powder it finely and sieve it. Now the urad dal flour is ready.

Prepare rice flour as given in the link below

Extract coconut milk or use readymade coconut milk. Extracting coconut milk at home is very easy. Check the link below to know

Keep all the ingredients ready.


First mix together rice flour, urad dal flour, sesame seeds and butter well with your finger tips.

murukku preparation

Add coconut milk little at a time and make a soft and smooth dough. The quantity of coconut milk may vary according to the quality of rice flour. I added approximately 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp of coconut milk. So add coconut milk little at a time. 

Heat oil in a kadai. When the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium. To check if the oil is hot, drop a piece of dough into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, the oil is hot enough to fry the murukkus.

how to make thengai paal murukku

Making Murukkus

Take a small portion of dough and put it inside the murukku maker (picture below). I used the 3 hole disc to make this murukku. Press it in a circular motion to make murukku as seen in the main picture. You can grease 2 or 3 ladles or a small plate, squeeze murukku on it and then gently drop it into the hot oil. Alternatively you can directly squeeze the murruku into the hot oil, which ever is comfortable for you.

You will hear a sizzling/bubbling sound when the murukku is getting cooked.

thengai paal murukku recipe

Once it is cooked the sizzling sound stops and you see the oil clear as in the picture below.

Fry the murukku both sides until very light golden color. Thengai murukku should be pale white in color and not brown.

Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe

Once cooked remove from the oil with a slotted ladle and place it in a colander or paper towel to drain excess oil.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

Storage and Shelf life - Once it cools, store it in an air tight container at room temperature. Stays good for a week.

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  1. I made muruku every one like tested good

  2. Hi... I have prepared murukku..murukku s very tasty... But while I dropping murukku in oil. It was splitted.. Unable to get shapes..May I know why?

    1. You must have added too coconut milk or butter.

  3. Hi... I made the murukku and it was really nice... but konjam kadukku Kadukku... means little tight.. Y and what should be adjusted?

    1. Add a little more butter if you want it soft.Dough should be soft and smooth.

  4. Hi Padhu..your murukkus look yummy! Adding cocunut milk enhances taste, is it? Can we add water instead?

    1. This is coconut milk murukku, so adding coconut milk is a must. You can add water and make this murukku. There are also other murukkus made by adding water.You can try from that list. Link below
      South Indian Murukku Recipes

    2. Thanks a lot Padhu! Happy Diwali 2016!

  5. Replies
    1. You can use ready made rice flour. But homemade rice flour is best for making murukkus.

  6. which oil should be used for frying

    1. You can use any refined oil or even coconut oil if you like that coconut oil smell.

  7. I got married before 3 months.I used ask my mom for every time for each recipe.I just ask her the ingredients. I check yours too.Both are same. After that I refer your method for cook.All recipes came out well... awesome ....

  8. If coconut milk is not available can we use water????

    1. You can use water but it will not be coconut milk murukku.

  9. Replies
    1. Raw rice. Check the detailed post by checking Homemade rice flour.

  10. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipies.. tried the thengai pal murukus.. They turned out to be bitter and also broke as in dint form... Could you please guide me on what could be wrong and how to rectify...

    1. Either more butter or more water could be the reasons for breaking. Regarding bitterness, I have no idea as there is nothing in the ingredients list to make the murukku bitter. Chances are you might have over fried it.

  11. Thanks a lot ..Will try again n get back

  12. Thank you so much padhu... i tried this came good. ...


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