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September 1, 2015

Butter Murukku Recipe - Benne Murukku - Vennai Murukku With Video

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Butter murukku recipe / Vennai murukku in Tamil and Benne Murukku/ chakli in Kannada is one of the popular South Indian murukku varieties. 

butter murukku
Gokulashtami is around the corner. As I have already shared Vella seedai , Uppu seedai , Kai murukku , thattu vadai and Appam recipes , I wanted to try some other easy neivedyam recipe. Yesterday I came across this super crunchy butter murukku recipe/Benne murukku under easy Diwali snacks recipe.I bookmarked it immediately and tried it on account of Krishna jayanthi. The results were too good. We loved it a lot and the whole box got emptied in minutes. Making kai murukku may be difficult to some of you in this festive season. It needs a lots of practice & patience. In that case, this butter murukku comes to rescue. 

As Lord Krishna is fond of butter, this recipe suits this festival very well. Its so easy to make and you don’t need to prepare soaked & ground processed rice flour or urad dal flour for murukku dough. Just store bought idiyappam flour, roasted gram flour and besan flour would do. I tried this recipe from 7aum suvai by making a small change in the ratio of flours to make white colored murukku. It came out well with crispy, melt in mouth texture. Friends, If you are looking for some easy murukku recipes for this Gokulashtami, Diwali and other festivals you can go ahead with this recipe. You can make it successfully even if you are a beginner. It’s a good tea time snack & for packing kids snacks box. Lets see how to prepare butter murukku recipe with step by step pictures.

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butter murukku

Butter murukku recipe

Butter murukku recipe Crispy,easy butter murukku recipe - For gokulashtami & diwali festivals
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: -
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes
1 cup = 250 ml
  • Rice flour - 1 cup ( store bought flour/Idiyappam flour)
  • Besan flour/Kadalai maavu - 1.5 tbsp
  • Gram flour/Pottukadalai maavu - 1.5 tbsp
  • Soft Butter - 2 tsp ( at room temp, unmelted)
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing - a big pinch
  • Salt and water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
  • In a wide bowl, take the rice flour, gram flour, besan flour, butter, salt, hing and cumin seeds.Mix everything well. Add water little by little and make a non sticky dough. Cover the dough till you make murukku. Do not let it dry.
butter murukku

  • Now take the star mould and fill the murukku maker with a ball of dough. Heat oil to deep fry and check the oil temperature by dropping a pinch of dough.If it raises to the top immediately,oil temperature is right.Keep the flame low and press the murukku.
butter murukku

  • Cook in medium flame till the bubbles cease.Fry it patiently else murukku will turn brown with a burnt smell.Remove in a tissue paper using a slotted ladle.Store in an air tight box once its cool down completely.
butter murukku

Enjoy with tea/coffee.


  • As per the original recipe,2 tbsp of besan and 1.5 tbsp of gram flour is used.But I added them in equal ratio to get white colored murukku.
  • Do not replace butter with oil or ghee.As the name says,butter murukku should be made with butter.
  • You can replace cumin with sesame seeds or ajwain.But flavor would vary.

Try this easy murukku recipe and enjoy with tea/coffee !

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Unknown said...


This year Gokulashtami, I am going to follow yr recipes. Kindly tell me for butter murukku, raw rice flour or soaked and ground rice flour to be used?

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Very nice, well done.

Chitra said...

Its the raw rice flour.You can use store bought idiyappam flour too.

Chitra said...

Thank you mam :)

Unknown said...

Thanks. Today Itried your uppu cheedai with just half cup rice flour as a trial attempt. I used home made rice flour. It came out well. thanks.

Chitra said...

Good to know this.Thanks for trying & the prompt feedback :)

Unknown said...

Good recipe