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Murukku Recipe | Easy Murukku Recipe

Murukku or Chakli is the most popular munch-on snack in India. Murukku is just a basic version of chakli and it is one of the most enjoyable jar snacks. Can there be someone who doesn't like the beautifully crafted butterly delicious crunchier murukku? I am sure this dish will make many of us nostalgic and takes us back to the golden days of school life. 
The very first thing that pops up as we think of the perfectly fried spiraled murukku is the old dadhi who sits near the school entrance and sells the super temping spiced raw mangoes, gooseberries, Jamun fruit, jujube candy. She in fact has few jars of candies, burfi's, crunchy murukku's, and so on. Kids bargain and buy 2 murukku's for 50 paise. Alas, this place is now crowded with so-called brands that sell packaged, salty, spiced-up junks. That's one reason for us to put our hands-on and prepare all lost recipes at home. 
This one-dish can be prepared with a number of twists and is so easy to make at home. There are few techniques involved in murukku dough making. The perfect dough is neither too slack nor too firm. 
Prep Time 30 mins


  • 500 Gms Idli rice
  • 140 to 150 Gms Roasted gram
  • Salt as needed
  • 7 to 8 Dried Red Chilli
  • Oil for frying and extra 2 Tbsp to mix with the dough


  • Wash the rice at least 3 times and soak it for 3 hours. Similarly, wash and soak the red chillis.
  • Take the roasted gram into the mixer and grind it to a powder.
  • Sieve the roasted gram flour to get a smooth flour. This step is essential to remove the lumps out.
  • If planning to grind in a wet grinder, then grind the soaked chilli first. Later, add the rice along with this and grind it into a fine paste by adding very little water at a time. Add only required water and grind. Do not over add water. This batter should look buttery smooth.
  • Transfer the batter to a wide bowl, add salt, and knead it into a soft dough by adding little roasted gram flour at a time. Add only the required amount of gram flour otherwise, the murukku will turn out to be harder.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of hot oil with this dough.
  • Take some amount of the dough in an Idiyappam maker after greasing it. Press it gently and make the spirals.
  • Parallelly, heat the oil and keep it ready. Once the oil is heated well, time to add the spirals into it. Murukku should be fried in Hot oil but on medium flame. Fry all the spirals until the sizzling sound stops.
  • Drain it from the oil and cool it down. Store in an air-tight container only after it completely cools down.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
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