Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mullu Murukku| Diwali Special Recipes

Mom makes mullu murukku often, since she likes it :P. Until I started this blog, I never bothered to taste the murukku and ask the recipe of it. Last month when I was planning for diwali recipes, I asked my mom about this recipe. Yet, another traditional recipe from my aachi through my mom. Since this recipe calls for grinding the rice, it is time-consuming. But it's worth doing it. It is addictive, cannot stop with one.  

Boiled Rice/ Raw Rice - 2 Cups(I used boiled rice)
Urad dal flour - 1/2 Cup 
Sesame Seeds - 1 tblsp 
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Butter/Ghee - 1 tsp 
Asafoetida - a generous pinch
Salt - as required 
Oil - to deep fry.
1. Wash and soak the boiled rice for one hour. Then drain the water and grind it to a very smooth batter by adding water little by little. Don't make it runny. (The consistency should be similar to Ulundu vada). Add required salt while grinding. Then transfer it to a mixing bowl and add the sesame seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and butter. 
2. Along with this add the urad dal flour and mix well to form a smooth dough. Since the rice batter it moist, it is not required to add water while mixing the urad dal flour. If required sprinkle few drops of water and knead. I used one hole star pattern for making this murukku.
3. Fill 3/4th of the press with dough and start making murukku either in a plastic sheet (like I have done) or on the back side of a ladle. Heat oil in a kadai and when it is hot, transfer the murukku to the oil. Don't over crowd it.
4. Once it turns golden brown, flip to cook the other side as well. Remove from oil and drain it in tissue paper.
The crispy and crunchy murukku is ready to be served. Cool down and store it in an air tight container.
Points to remember:
  • If using store brought urad dal, dry roast it once until it is heated. Check home made Urad dal flour in my Seedai post
  • You can also replace the Urad dal flour with Split Roasted Gram dal. Both taste equally good.
  • Mom prefers boiled rice than raw rice, So I have used like that. You can use raw rice as well.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. wow...looks lovely...diwali is making our life delightfull!!

  2. These look lovely! Perfectly done... n pretty clicks :)

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