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October 9, 2017

15 Murukku Recipes – Murukku Varieties - South Indian Murukku Recipes

Diwali is fast approaching. Murukku recipes is a must & should snack for South Indians during diwali. So I have made a collection of 15 Indian murukku varieties for easy reference. Murukku / Chakli  is a crunchy, deep fried Indian snack made with rice flour and urad dal flour. Most of the Tamil people used to grind murukku maavu during Diwali to make thenkuzhal and mullu murukku as these two are the most common types. In this list, I have shared different types of murukku recipes that includes our traditional thenkuzhal murukku, mullu mururkku @ magizhampoo with coconut milk, Instant chakli / Instant murukku recipe with besan flour (Karnataka style), Some flavored murkku recipes like Butter murukku, Garlic murukku, Potato murukku, Lemon murukku , Ragi chakli , Karnataka style kodubale etc. Tirunelveli Manoharam and Achu murrukku / Kerala achappam known as rose cookies that is commonly made during Christmas are some of the sweet murukku varieties. Apart from them, I have shared an interesting sweet murukku podi recipe especially for kids and toothless elders which my mom used to make with leftover mullu murukku or thenkuzhal when I was young.
I am yet to try some more murukku recipes like pottukadalai murukku, wheat flour murukku and thengai paal murukku. I will try to share some of them before Diwali and include them in this list.
Lets see the list of 15 different types of South Indian murukku recipes. Please click on the pictures to see the respective recipes. All these recipes are with step by step pictures and some recipes have video as well. Do try any of these murukku varieties based on your liking and share your feedback with me.

Corn flour murukku

Curd Kodubale

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May 4, 2017

Instant Chakli Recipe – Instant Murukku Recipe – How To Make Crispy Chakli Video

Instant Chakli recipe - Karnataka style
Instant chakli recipe / Instant murukku recipe with step by step and video. This Karnataka style easy murukku recipe (Chakli in Kannada) using store bought rice flour and besan flour was in my to do list for long time. Recently I got a pack of bull driven cold pressed (Chekku ennai) sesame oil, groundnut oil and coconut oil from Gramiyum – An online store. Product & packaging was too good and its professional too. If you are looking for original cold pressed oils, you can buy them online from Gramiyum. They also have organic honey, natural nuts at a reasonable price. My MIL usually says snacks fried in groundnut oil is more flavorful. So I thought of making this easy, Karnataka style chakli/ murukku by frying in cold pressed groundnut oil ( Kadalai ennai).This instant chakli recipe which I had bookmarked years ago from Savi ruchi blog came to my mind. Its an easy, instant chakli recipe made with easily available ingredients. It came out very well with the awesome flavor of groundnut oil. I have tasted this Chakkuli/Chakri ( My friends tell this way) in my friends place. All my friends here make it during Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Gokulashtami festivals. Basically I love this Karnataka style chakli a lot and got the recipe for homemade chakli powder from my friend Priya. I will share that recipe later. This chakli is made with rice flour and besan flour. Its prepared without butter or ghee. Hot oil is used to bring crunchiness. So it doesn’t have a melt in mouth texture just like butter chakli but tastes crispy and crunchy. It tastes the best with full flavor by the next day. We enjoy this chakli with our evening tea/ chai. As its summer vacation in India, Kids must be nagging you for some evening snacks. Do try this easy chakli recipe at home for your kids!They will like it. Please excuse me for the non uniform shapes. I am not so good  or patient enough in pressing murukku. But my MIL says everything comes by practice. So this year, I am planning to try more murukku recipes. Hope I can make perfect swirls in future.
Lets see how to make Karnataka style Instant chakli recipe with step by step pictures and VIDEO.

Check out my Butter murukku/chakli, Potato murukku, idli rice murukku, Lemon murukku, Garlic murukku too.
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October 17, 2016

Garlic Murukku/Poondu Murukku Recipe - Easy Murukku Varieties

Poondu murukku recipe
Recently when I went to Salem - Tamil nadu, we visited Lakshmi sweet stall to buy some sweets and snacks for Sendhil’s friend.There I saw some interesting murukku varieties like Onion murukku, Poondu murukku, butter murukku and many more. As I had already tried butter murukku and vengaya murukku, I wanted to prepare garlic murukku at home. I browsed few recipes and came across this one. This is the first time I am trying a murukku recipe with garlic.The combination of rice flour, besan and butter worked out very well. It came out white, crispy and mildly spiced with a nice garlic flavor. Its a great teatime snack and we loved it very much.Friends, If you are looking to try a flavored murukku recipe for this Diwali, do try this easy murukku variety and enjoy with your family! Lets see how to make yummy poondu murukku ( Garlic chakli) at home with step by step photos and a video !
Do check out my Ribbon pakoda , Garlic Karasev , other murukku varieties too !

Poondu murukku recipe

Garlic murukku / Poondu murukku recipe

Garlic murukku / Poondu murukku recipe How to make easy garlic murukku with rice flour, besan flour, hot oil and butter
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 12-15 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 12 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Rice flour/Idiyappam flour - 1 cup
  • Besan flour/Kadalai maavu - 1/3 cup
  • Softened butter - 3/4 tbsp (Unmelted)
  • Hot oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp ( optional)
To grind
  • Garlic cloves - 5 nos
  • Red chillies - 2-3 nos ( I used 2 spicy chillies)
  • Water – 1 tbsp ( To soak)

  • Peel garlic cloves.Soak garlic and red chillies in 1tbsp water ( you can use hot water too).Let it soak for 10 minutes. Then grind it to a paste adding the soaked water.It won’t grind to a smooth paste as the quantity is less. So grind it continuously for a minute, wipe the jar and grind it till it turns smooth.Don’t worry , it looks watery after grinding. But make sure there are no garlic pieces or chilli seeds. It may block the chakli nozzle while squeezing.
    Poondu murukku recipe
    Poondu murukku recipe
  • In a wide bowl, take the rice flour, besan flour, salt and sieve it. To this, add softened butter.Heat oil in a mini pan and add 1 tsp hot oil to the murukku mixture. Add ground garlic paste. Mix well to spread the butter and oil with the flour. Check for salt. Add more if needed. Then add water little by little and make a smooth dough. No problem if the dough is slightly sticky.
    Poondu murukku recipe
    Poondu murukku recipe
  • Take the star mould and keep in the murukku press/Chakli press. Fill the mould with the dough and squeeze it to make a round, concentric circle. You can press the murukku in a butter paper or polythene sheet. Cover the remaining dough with a wet cloth or a plastic cover. This dough may tighten over time.So if needed, sprinkle some water, mix well and press it.
    Poondu murukku recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it gets heated, drop a pinch of dough and if it rises to the top immediately, oil temperature is right. Drop 2-3 murukku in hot oil and cook both the sides till bubbles cease. Remove in a tissue paper. You can also squeeze the murukku directly in oil, cook them and break into pieces just like butter murukku. Either ways would do. In Lakshmi stall, I saw it as pieces/Thool murukku and not as whole ones.
  • Store in an airtight box after cools down. Enjoy for weeks ! This murukku takes time to lend all its flavor. So try to consume the murukku after few hours of making.
    Poondu murukku recipe
    Enjoy !

  • You can use 1 tbsp ( levelled) butter instead of 3/4 tbsp to get melt in mouth texture. But I am not sure about using ghee instead of butter. The color of murukku may vary.
  • You can use red chilli powder instead of red chillies. But grinding garlic would become difficult. In that case, grind garlic as much as possible and strain it adding some water. Add the garlic water to make the dough.
Try this easy, garlic flavored murukku for this Diwali and enjoy !
Garlic murukku recipe

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October 11, 2016

Easy Potato Murukku – Potato Chakli Recipe - Murukku Varieties

Potato murukku

Murukku recipes comes to my mind only when Diwali is nearby. Thenkuzhal murukku is a must & should Diwali snack in my home.We prepare other murukku varieties too based on our interest. This year I have a big list of murukku recipes to try. To begin with, I started my Diwali Snack/Savories recipes with this crispy, all time favorite potato murukku recipe ( Urulai kizhangu murukku) also known as Potato chakli/Aloo chakli in Hindi. I tried it last week by referring Sharmi’s passions. Actually I asked her for using ghee instead of butter but then I tried it with butter as per her recipe.It came out really well and crunchy. Raksha and Sendhil loved it a lot. Its very easy to make without using urad dal powder or fried gram powder.I have heard about Gulab jamun made with potato but murkku with potato is really a new thing to me. When I saw its results, I became very happy. Butter and potato does the magic in this recipe.Soon I will try this recipe with ghee and update the results.Now, Lets see how to make this simple and easy potato murukku recipe with step by step photos and a video !
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November 5, 2015

Pulippu Murukku Recipe / Pulani - Sour Murukku (Lemon Murukku)

Pulippu murukku
Pulippu murukku / Sour murukku – This recipe may sound new to many of you. It’s a traditional murukku recipe made among Telugu people. Its called as Pulani/Pullani Murukku( Meaning Sour) in Telugu.I learnt this recipe from my friend Shalini. Her mom & periamma are experts in making varieties of murukku recipes.Onion murukku & Lemon murukku are some of their unique preparations.When we were in college,I used to go to Shalini’s house for group studies. Her mom used to serve this murukku as evening snacks for us.I love this murukku a lot.Its mild tangy taste and spiciness makes anyone fall for it.This murukku can be made in two ways. One method is by grinding rice soaked in curd/Thayir & other one by adding lemon juice.My friend taught me an easy method using store bought rice flour,Green chillies & lemon juice.It came out crunchy with tangy and spicy taste. We all loved it.Friends,if you are looking for an easy,unique murukku variety,do try this recipe for Diwali.You will love it like usHappy.
Check out my butter murukku recipe , Onion murukku recipes too !

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November 3, 2015

Magizhampoo Murukku / Mullu Murukku Recipe - Diwali Snacks Recipes

Magizhampoo murukku
I came to know about Magizhampoo murukku/Magizhampoo thenkuzhal after marriage from my MIL. She makes it every year during Diwali. Last year I gave a try on my own. But its color became very dark as I added more sugar & Coconut milk. This year I referred this recipe and gave a try.It came out very well and crunchy.The addition of moong dal flour, sugar candy( Kalkandu) and coconut milk is the highlight of magizhampoo murukku. Some people who don’t like sweet taste in murukku avoid using sugar. It tastes good in either ways. But I love the mild sweetness in this mullu murukku more than plain salted ones. So its purely our choice. Lets see how to make magizhampoo murukku in detail !
magizhampoo murukku recipe

Magizhampoo murukku / Mullu murukku recipe

Magizhampoo murukku / Mullu murukku recipe How to make the traditional magizhampoo murukku adding coconut milk & sugar candy
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 15 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 40 Minutes


1 cup = 200ml

  • Store bought rice flour - 1 cup ( Homemade flour works the best)
  • Roasted moong dal flour - 1/4 cup
  • Softened butter - 1 tbsp ( at room temp)
  • Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 2 big pinches
  • Sugar candy/Kalkandu or sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut milk - 2 tbsp
  • Water - as needed
  • Dry roast the moong dal till it tunrs golden with nice smell.Roast it patiently in medium flame to avoid burning.Grind it to a smooth,fine powder.Sieve it and measure 1/4 cup of powder.Keep aside.
magizhampoo murukku
  • Grind 2 tbsp of grated coconut adding 3 tbsp of water.Take the thin extract.Do not add very thick milk.Mix sugar or powdered sugar candy.Dissolve it well.Warm the coconut milk and keep aside.
magizhampoo murukku
  • In a wide bowl,take the rice flour,moong dal flour,sesame seeds,butter,salt and coconut milk +sugar mixture. Mix well and make a crumbly mixture.
magizhampoo murukku
  • Add water little by little and make a soft,smooth dough.No problem if the dough is slightly sticky.Take the star murukku mould and fill the dough.Squeeze it in the back of ladle as shown in the picture.
magizhampoo murukku
magizhampoo murukku
  • Heat oil in a kadai and check the oil temperature by dropping a pinch of batter.If it rises immediately,oil temperature is right.Now drop the murukku into the oil and cook in low to medium flame by flipping it whenever needed.Cook both the sides till all the bubbles cease.Remove in a tissue paper and allow it to cool down.Store in an air tight box and enjoy for months !
magizhampoo murukku
  • Adding more coconut milk makes the murukku hard.So do not use more than mentioned quantity.Use thin coconut milk. you can also use store bought coconut milk powder to make the milk but do not make it more thick.Use thin milk only.
  • Adding more sugar changes the color of murukku.So do not add more.This murukku is supposed to be mildly sweet.So no need to add more sugar.Replace kalkandu/candy with sugar if you don’t have it.
  • If you don’t like sweet taste,u can omit sugar & use coconut milk alone
  • Always cook this murukku in low to medium flame to get a nice,well cooked uniform colored murukku.
Enjoy this crunchy,mildly sweet,coconut milk flavored murukku for this Diwali!
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October 27, 2015

Manapparai Murukku Recipe - Arisi Murukku - Diwali Snacks Recipe

Manapparai murukku recipe

Manapparai Arisi murukkku/ Rice murukku is one of the most famous snacks recipes of Tamil nadu.Recently I had a trip to Kumbakonam temples Via Trichy. While we were returning to Bangalore, I saw some people selling Manapparai Murukku near Trichy toll booth.They were sold from a small cottage industry in Manapparai. It was super crunchy in taste and looked white in color. I shared a picture of it in my Instagram and facebook pages while eating. I won’t say that the murukku had a melt in mouth texture with lots of butter. It sure tested the strength of our teeth but quiet addictive to eat Hee hee. After tasting that murukku,I got tempted to try my hands on it and I reserved a pack of murukku for comparisonWinking.I also referred Hindu Food safari section and came to know the history of this murukku.Luckily my MIL showed me its original recipe in Thozhi Tamil magazine. My FIL clicked those pages and mailed me as well. When I saw the ingredients I was surprised that manapparai murukku is made of only rice flour/Arisi maavu and there was no urad dal flour or gram dal flour used in it. I followed the same recipe.The result was awesome. It came out 90% closed to the ones I tasted.That 10% difference is due to the oil I used & my murukku mould. My murukku was thicker than the store bought ones as my mould was big. I should have used groundnut oil / Kadalai ennai to get the same taste but I had used refined oil.Moreover the actual recipe called for deep frying twice.But I din’t do that.I am planning to make it again for Diwali using my small mould and ground nut oil for frying. I will try to update the pictures too. Now lets see how to make the most popular Manapparai murukku recipe.
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September 1, 2015

Butter Murukku Recipe - Benne Murukku - South Indian Vennai Murukku With Video

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 minutesWinking. 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.

Check out my collection of Gokulashtami Recipes HERE

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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