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  • Writer's pictureShalini Vemuri

Mulla Murukku

Murukku is a savory snack from the Indian subcontinent. Also, referred to as Chakli in some parts of the country. These crispy murukkus are made from rice flour and gram flour and are a perfect to savor with a hot cup of tea.

#Finger food

#Kid's favorite

Referred to as "Mulla" murukku given the texture of the snack.


Makes 12 murukkus Prep time 10 min Cook time 25 min


1 cup Rice flour

1 cup Gram flour aka Besan

1 tsp Chilli powder

1/2 tsp Carrom seeds aka Ajwain

1 tsp Asafoetida aka Hing

2 tbsp Butter

2 tbps Oil for the dough

1/2 cup Water

Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

Garnish with Curry leaves


1. Pick up a medium sized mixing bowl and add in all the dry ingredients and the butter.

2. Crumble the mixture gently to combine all the ingredients.

3. Heat the oil that is meant for the dough and add it to the mixture.

4. Add water and mix it into a stiff dough. It mustn't be runny. So, make sure to add water little at a time.

5. Heat oil for deep frying

6. Make the murukku with a murukku press on a non stick silicon surface or a smooth ladle to achieve the perfect shape and size.

7. Once oil is oil, gently drop them in oil and fry them. Remove once the color matches what you see in the picture above.

8. Garnish with some fried Curry leaves. However that's completely optional.

9. Let them cool and store then in an airtight container to retain freshness.


Serve hot with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

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