Butter Murukku, Besan Murukku

>>  Sunday, May 11, 2014

I had so many snacks to make for the evening snacks. Guess I was very enthusiastic and didn't realize that it's next to impossible with relatives visiting and with kids being at home. I didn't have a moment for myself this past week and non stop cooking, it ensured I actually won't have time to make these snacks that I had planned.

However trust Amma to make something for her grandchild. She said she was planning to make these Murukkus as the kids are at home and would want something to munch during the evening. I came back early to help her out with these. Though as expected, she had done most of it by the time I came back. Just to make sure I did something myself, I prepared the last batch. Did I tell you how much I love munching on these?

While making I was telling her how much I miss making these. During Deepavali, Amma makes almost three kilos of her signature Butter Murukku. This are our traditional savories that she makes during the festivals.

Jantikalu or Murukus
Thenkuzhal Muruku
Thenkuzhal Muruku 2

Butter Murukku

Ingredients Needed

Rice Flour - 5 cups
Urad Dal - 1 cup
Chana Dal, Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt 3/4 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Hing 1/4 tsp
Whites Sesame seeds - 1 tsp

Oil for deep frying

Roast the rice flour, urad dal,


How to make the Butter Murukku

Have Homemade Rice flour ready.

Dry roast the dals separately and allow to cool. Then grind to a smooth powder.

In a wide bowl, mix in the rice flour, dal flour, along with salt, cumin seeds, hing, white sesame seeds and mix well. Slowly sprinkle water and knead to a smooth and soft dough.

Heat a kadai with oil. Once hot, press down the murukkus with the press.

Cook on both sides, drain on a kitchen towel.

Store in an air tight container.


If you are using store bought rice flour, roast the flour over hot pan, and then proceed with the dough mixing.

It's better to always crush the spices in your hands before adding to the flour. This way it would not burst out during deep frying.

How to make Besan Murukkus

Besan Rice flour Murukku

Besan / Gram flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 cup
Salt - 1/4 tps
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Hing a pinch
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp

How to make the Besan Chakli

In a bowl, mix in the besan, rice flour, red chile powder, butter, hing and ajwain. Slowly add water and mix into a soft dough. This will be more soft and watery to handle.

Press into murukkus in hot oil, drain and store.

These are for my Evening Snacks, Week 2

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vaishali sabnani May 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM  

This is one of the best snacks one can have..spice it up with onions n tomatoes...or just sandwich it between two slices of bread!..I simply love it:)

Priya Suresh May 11, 2014 at 7:57 PM  

I can munch a big box of this crispy crunch murukkus, my fav anytime.

Archana Potdar May 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM  

I love this one Valli. Its something I love but dont try out as its deep fried. Wish I could just do eat what you have made here.

nandoos Kitchen May 12, 2014 at 10:05 AM  

nice crispy murukku.. love this. My MIL also make it whenever we visit her.

Pavani N May 14, 2014 at 1:52 AM  

Both the murukkus are looking perfect. Great evening snack.

Sreevalli E May 14, 2014 at 4:12 AM  

Crisp & crunchy muruku. It's been ages I made them..

Varadas Kitchen May 16, 2014 at 1:53 AM  

Crunchy snacks like these are always welcome. They turned out great.

Suma Gandlur May 16, 2014 at 6:28 AM  

These fried snacks that can stay longer are definitely a hit in all Indian homes. Murukkus look crunchy and yummy.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM  

These murukkus are something kids(and me) cannot resist. I will make some and stock up during the summer break!

Harini-Jaya R May 18, 2014 at 5:43 AM  

These murukkus never fail to be addictive. Love them anytime.

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