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May 9, 2020

Spicy Besan murukku, Kadalai maavu Kara murukku Recipe

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Instant besan murukku / Kadalai maavu murukku was in my try list since last Diwali. Some people make this murukku during Gokulashtami / Krishna jayanthi too. During this lockdown period, when I was craving for some spicy murukku, I made this instant besan chakli for the first time. It came out crunchy and tasty. We all loved it. So I have made it twice in the past 2 weeks.

Though I used thenkuzhal mould, I din’t have patience to make shapes. I made one big sized murukku and break into bite sized pieces like butter murukku. I have tried with both butter (vennai) and ghee (nei in tamil). It works well. I made a spicy murukku adding chilli powder. You can also use pepper powder for different taste. Color of this murukku may vary based on the chilli powder you use. This instant chakli can be stored up to a month.

We can enjoy it during lunch and tea time. Friends, do try this easy, yummy, instant besan kara murukku recipe and enjoy.

Check out my mini besan murukku and other murukku variteies !

besan murukku recipe

Instant Besan Murukku Recipe / Kadalai maavu murukku

Cauliflower Pakoda Recipe / Gobi Pakora

How to make instant besan flour and rice flour with spicy taste. 

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: -
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 240ml
  • Besan flour – 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp ( I used Kashmiri chilli powder)
  • Ajwain / Omam – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida / Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Melted ghee – 1.5 tbsp / 4.5 tsp
  • Hot oil - 1/2 tbsp  ( 3/4 tsp)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
  1. In a wide bowl, sieve besan flour and rice flour.
  2. Add red chilli powder, ajwain, hing, melted ghee, hot oil and salt.
  3. Mix well without adding water.
  4. Now sprinkle water and make a smooth dough.
  5. Take the murukku press with round or star shaped mould.
  6. Fill the dough and press in hot oil directly or in the back of a ladle.
  7. Put the murukku in hot oil and deep fry both the sides in medium flame till bubbles stop.
  8. Drain and remove in a tissue paper. Store in a box once its cooled down.
  9. Stays good for a month if handled properly without exposing to air. 
  • In a wide bowl, place a sieve/ mesh. Sieve besan flour and rice flour. Add red chilli powder, hing, ajwain, salt, melted ghee and hot oil. Mix uniformly without adding water.   
    besan murukku recipe
  • Now sprinkle water gradually and make a smooth, non sticky dough. Make sure dough is not too wet or too hard. Besan murukku recipe
  • Take the murukku/ chakli press and grease with oil for easy pressing. You can use thenkuzhal mould or star mould. Take a portion of dough and press it well. Cover the remaining dough with a plate. Do not let it dry in air.Besan murukku recipe  
  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it gets heated , drop a pinch of batter to check the oil temperature. If it rises to the top immediately, oil is heated. Now lower the flame and press the murukku over the hot oil in a circular shape. You can make it small or big in size. (If the oil temperature is less, murukku will dissolve in oil. So make sure oil temperature is right). Besan murukku recipe
  • Increase the flame to medium and cook for few seconds without touching it. Then flip it and deep fry the murukku till golden in color on both the sides. Toss and flip whenever needed. Remove once the bubble cease. Cook patiently in medium flame to get a nice golden color because this murukku blackens quickly if cooked in high flame. So take care in frying part. If the oil is over heated or smoky, switch off the flame for sometime and let the oil cool down a bit before frying the next batch. Besan murukku recipe   
  • Remove and drain in a tissue paper.Store in an air tight box once its cooled down completely. Enjoy with rice or as an evening snack. 


  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per your taste.
  • Do not reduce the quantity of ghee or oil. If fat is less, murukku will become hard to bite.  
  • Deep fry the murukku patiently else it will go dark/ black in color. 
  • If the murukku gets cut while pressing, dough should be hard or dry. So sprinkle some water and try to press the murukku.  
Try this easy, yummy, instant besan murukku and enjoy !
Kadalai maavu murukku

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harini said...

Hi chitra how are u?I tried ths murukku this tasted excellent.surely its a keeper recipe.i used star achu.thank u so much for this easy tasty simple recipe with available ingredients in this lock down period.

Chitra said...

Thanks for trying and sharing your feedback Harini :) You made my day :)