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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This is kaisuthu murukku.


Rice flour - 2 cups
Urad dhal powder - 2 tsp.
Butter - 50 gms.
Jeera - 1 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Coconut oil - 2 cups


Wash and soak rice in water for 15- 20 minutes. Drain the water and when slightly wet, grind in a flour mill to a fine powder. Sieve well. Add all other ingredients (except oil) and make a soft dough using water without any lumps.

Take a lemon-sized ball, and using your index finger and thumb, form a small rope(from the dough) and slightly twist the dough on a clean white cloth in a circular motion. Enough, if you twist two rounds of it. Do only 4-5 murukkus at a time and immediately fry in oil.

Do not twist all the murukkus at a time, because when the dough becomes dry murukku will not turn out well.

Heat oil in a kadai.

Take out the murukku from the cloth using a spatula, and gently drop it into the oil, without losing its shape. Turn to the other side gently and as usual fry till the bubbling of oil and hissing sound reduces.

Ensure medium heating of oil .


You can make 2 round murukku, 4 round murukku etc.


  1. Aaha..super Maami!

    The murukku looks so good. "Murukku Sutharadhu" is definitely a talent.

    I can't do this yet..hopefully in a few years, I'll practice and perfect this art!

  2. Murukku cameout perfect..yumm

  3. Hi shanthi,

    u've give rice flour...which rice should be used?raw rice or par boiled rice?


  4. Its raw rice for any bakshanam lakshmi. Only raw rice will be good for making bakshanams

  5. Can the murukkus be made with readymade rice flour or should it be done the way you have recommended? Thanks.

  6. No. Kai murukku should be done like this. If you use a press, then store bought can be used.


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