Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe| Diwali Special Recipes

Even though we are not fond of murukku, we loved to have it this time since it is homemade. My murukku press does not have the expected thenkuzhal pattern, so it looks little different from the normal thenkuzhal murukkuBut taste wise there is no compensation :) I tried it with two other patterns which are similar and it came out really well. I will be updating the pictures, as soon as I get the exact pattern for the press.

Rice flour - 1 Cup
Urad dal flour - 1/4 Cup
Asafoetida - a pinch
Butter - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Water - as required
Salt - as required
Oil - to deep fry
1. Refer here for homemade rice flour and urad dal flour. In a wide mixing bowl, add the rice flour, urad dal flour, jeera, butter, asafoetida and required salt. Mix everything together once. Bring water to boil and add it to the flour mixture little by little. Form it into a smooth dough.
2. As mentioned earlier, my murukku press does not have thenkuzhal pattern (pattern with 3 or 4 holes), so I have used the below two patterns. Fill the murukku press with the dough, meanwhile grease a plate and ladle with oil and keep it ready. I pressed the round murukku in the plate and the other murukku in the ladle in circular motion.
3. Heat oil in a kadai. To check the correct stage of the oil, pinch and drop the dough into the oil. If it raises immediately, then that is the correct stage. Reduce the flame to medium and deep fry both the murukku's until golden brown.
4. Flip it to cook evenly on the other side as well. Drain it in tissue paper. Once it is cooled completely, transfer to an airtight container.
The Crispy murukku can be enjoyed with coffee or tea. It has long shelf life, when stored properly. 
Points to remember:
  • Adding hot water to the flours, makes it easier to press. The dough dries faster, so if doing in batches, cover the dough with wet cloth.
  • Fry in medium flame, if not the murukku browns faster leaving it uncooked.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Love this crispy and crunchy thenkuzhal, yummy... so many diwali recipes from ur kitchen.... delicious,,....

  2. Nice Crispy murukku.

  3. Looks yummy and crispy .... Mouth drool:(

  4. Murukku's look very crispy and yummy Divya.. They are tempting me :-)

  5. Advance happy Diwali to you all.

  6. very delicous thenkuzhal for this festive season :) looks superb !!

  7. cute luking shapes n nicely done.


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