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Murruku, thenkuzhal | easy murukku recipes

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MURRUKU,THENKUZHAL

      Thenkuzhal murukku for Diwali.

My son is a huge fan of this and we used to call this thenkuzhal as murruku. I made this for my uncle’s family, who are in malaysia,when i visited them last week .
I always make this with rice flour and urad dhal flour,this time i used idiyappam flour instead of rice flour. It tasted very yummy. I learnt this recipe from my MIL . Check out my full collection of Diwali recipes.

INGREDIENTS: Makes – 18-20 murukku

RICEFLOUR | IDIYAPPAM FLOUR 1and 1/2 cup
URAD DHAL FLOUR 1/4 cup
CUMIN SEEDS 1 TSP
WHITE SESAME SEEDS 1 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
BUTTER 2 TBLSP
ASFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
OIL FOR DEEP FRY
WATER TO KNEAD THE DOUGH

If you have the option of a rice mill nearby your place ,grind 6 cups of raw rice or parboiled rice(not idli rice) and 1 cup of urad dal into a fine powder. No need to roast the ingredients. This flour can be stored for 6 months in the refrigerator.
murukku

METHOD:

  • Mix all the ingredients ,except oil and water, nicely.
  • Take a portion of this and add water to it to make it as a dough.
  • The dough consistency should be little loose than the chapathi dough.
  • Fix the murruku presser using the mould shown in the picture.

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  • Fill the murukku presser with the dough and close it.
  • Heat a kadai with oil.
  • When it becomes hot,press the mould ,and put small circles.
  • When it is done on one side,just flip it with a ladle .
  • When the oil stops bubbling and the sound stops,just take it out from the oil and transfer it into a kitchen towel.
  • Store it in a airtight container.

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  • Enjoy murrukku with a cup of tea.

Note:

  1. Adding butter will bring crispiness to the murukku, alternatively you can add 2 tblsps of hot oil to it while kneading the dough.
  2. Don’t add too much of butter or oil, the murukku will go apart when u put in oil.
  3. My mom always press murukku in ladles and then transfer it to the oil.

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4.      If you have a rice mill in your place,grind rawrice along with uraddhal and make murruku out of this.

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49 comments






Dr.Sameena Prathap
October 3, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Hi akka,

I love this murukku…I start with 1 but end up finishing the container itself!!Yours have come out really well..

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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admin October 3, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Thats very quick sameena. Even i too do the same. Cant restrict to one

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Susan and Abraham October 3, 2010 - 2:41 pm

most wonderful… i was planning to make one and lo here is the recipe…

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Sushma Mallya October 3, 2010 - 3:22 pm

i love this snack too,Nice to have at tea time…nice clicks jeyashri…

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aipi October 3, 2010 - 3:31 pm

I just adore this snack ..looks so crispy n tempting..nice recipe n pictorials Jeyashri!

US Masala

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Nithu Bala October 3, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Sounds so good..used to prepare this..my ratios are bit different..will try your method..

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Priya October 3, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Feel like munching some, very tempting crispy murukku..

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Pavithra Srihari October 3, 2010 - 4:14 pm

lovely it looks … what is the diff between idiyaappam flour and rice flour Jeys ??? Rice flour with raw rice and idiyappam flour with boiled rice ????

Murukku looks very crispy and its my all time favourite …

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admin October 31, 2012 - 5:56 am

Idiyappam flour is mostly similar to our eera arisi maavu( we wash the rice and shade dry and make it powder ) but both will come out super crisp for murruku and even for any type of snacks

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Pavithra October 3, 2010 - 4:42 pm

Looks yummy and i too love this so much.. looks very very tempting. And i too use idiyappam flour , cos no other rice flour tastes good here.

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Rachana October 3, 2010 - 5:09 pm

I love murruku… so crispy and delicious.

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Sharmilee! :) October 3, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Wow this sounds tasty yummy murukus…perfect & crispy they look

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Nithya October 3, 2010 - 5:15 pm

I love this murukku too 🙂 It looks so pretty. Love the first click the best 🙂

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Laavanya October 3, 2010 - 7:48 pm

I always make this for Diwali. Easy and yummy.

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kothiyavunu.com October 4, 2010 - 2:35 am

Yummy and crispy murukku..feel like having some!!

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RAKS KITCHEN October 4, 2010 - 2:47 am

Murukku looks crispy and white! My family favorite too 🙂 First click with cute basket looks gorgeous!

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admin October 4, 2010 - 3:14 am

@Pavitrasrihari,idiyappam flour is made by washing the raw rice and drying it in shade and making flour out of it,Noraml rice flour is just grinding the rice into flour.

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♥Aps♥ October 4, 2010 - 3:41 am

The language is so similar.. if not same… we call it tenglodu..
I love it 😀

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Rekha shoban October 4, 2010 - 6:12 am

wow!!looks perfect and crispy!!

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Hamaree Rasoi October 4, 2010 - 7:07 am

Liked your presentation style Jeya….Addicting snacks…

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

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Jaisy James October 4, 2010 - 11:12 am

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Lav October 4, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Jey, i remembered my old diwali days, where amma used to make different kinds of muruku…..simply irresistable…yours are tempting me…..am grabbing the whole pack..hehe

Lavanya

http://www.lavsblog.com

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Laavanya October 4, 2010 - 4:49 pm

I love thenkuzhal and make it for Diwali every year. Looks perfect Jeyashri and loved the detailed pics.

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தக்குடுபாண்டி October 4, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Present miss!..:)

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PriyaVaasu October 5, 2010 - 7:44 am

All time fav!!! and a quickie to make!!! Problem is, once i make, i cant resist myself!!! Its like "No one can eat just one!!!!

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Sanctified Spaces October 6, 2010 - 6:28 am

Lovely step by step illustration.Im scared of frying stuff in oil though.

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Chitra October 6, 2010 - 9:31 am

wow,lovely murukkus..I usually prepare this for diwali.Urs is looking perfect 🙂

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Akila October 6, 2010 - 2:03 pm

murukku looks so yummyyy….

http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

Regards,
Akila

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Pushpa October 6, 2010 - 4:33 pm

Murukku looks absolutely perfect Jeyashri…

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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Roshan October 7, 2010 - 5:25 am

i love murukku in all forms….love this recipe too…

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Gulmohar October 7, 2010 - 5:56 pm

We love this. During our last India visit we got a big packet from there, which got over in a couple of days 🙂 Yours look wonderful !

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Jaya March 24, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Hi Jeyashri,
Should the urddhal be dry roasted before powdering?
Thanks
Jaya

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admin March 25, 2012 - 12:01 am

No need to roast the urad dal jaya. Happy making

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Rekha Sudarshan July 23, 2012 - 8:17 am

Jeyashri.. I have been viewing your Blog since few days, now that i have become big fan of your foodies… Yesterday i have tried the the above recipe, it really came out well.. Everyone at by office & my Hubby's office loved it.. Special thanks to you… I need little clarity on this,, firstly, by muruku didn't come in circles, don't know why :(? Secondly, It drank more oil… Can u tell me reason for this so that i can correct them when i make them for second time?

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admin July 23, 2012 - 10:58 pm

Hi rekha,
Thanks for trying out the murruku.
The reason for not coming in proper round shapes and drinking of more oil may be you must have added more water while making the dough. LLet the dough be soft and ensure that it should not be stiff too. if it is stiff pressing will be painful.
Hope this works out well. Any doubt feel free to ask me

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Rekha Sudarshan July 23, 2012 - 8:18 am

Jeyashri.. I have been viewing your Blog since few days, now that i have become big fan of your foodies… Yesterday i have tried the the above recipe, it really came out well.. Everyone at by office & my Hubby's office loved it.. Special thanks to you…

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Treeza Anthony November 9, 2012 - 3:24 am

Ill try it today !!

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Meena November 9, 2012 - 4:34 pm

hi jeyashri , i have tried many of u r receipes before . latest i tried sevu and murukku , it was so tasty and turned out so well.thanks for the step wise receipe and the notes helps us so much .

regards
Meena

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Meena November 9, 2012 - 4:36 pm

hi jeyashri

i have tried many of u r receipes before.latest is the diwali savouries , sevu and murukku turned so tasty and yummy .thanks for the step wise photos and notes helps a lot.

regards
Meena

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admin November 10, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Thank you so much Meena. Happy diwali to you all

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അതുല്യ December 9, 2012 - 7:01 am

can u pls do tell me, whether this is rosted urd daal or not, as if it is in normal kai murukku?

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jeyashri suresh April 30, 2014 - 1:48 pm

no need to roast the urad dal.Grind them raw

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Priya Rajesh April 28, 2014 - 8:49 am

today i tried this came out very well and tasty achieve in color also. i have a doubt. in your recipe muruku looks smooth surface. but in may case its came like cut by cut, surface not smoothy(i.e ribbon pakoda edge scarab). where i did mistake? i have added enough butter, oil and water also. the dough is soft also. reply me to correct next time

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jeyashri suresh April 30, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Thanks for the message. If the texture didn't come out smooth, the dough is hard. sprinkle little water and make it into smooth. If while making the murukku cracks, it means u hav added too much butter.Some times depends on the nature of the maavu we add little extra water .

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Priya Rajesh May 5, 2014 - 6:56 am

Thanks for reply.. Blog is very useful for me. keep posting good recipes. I am in abu dhabi.. so here cant see any flour mill to make rice power. so i can always use idiyapam flour. its gives good taste. above all is ok.. i can follow everything.. but what ever the dough is soft.. it wont come smoothly in outer.. it wont break while i am done. one thing is to correct. i am searching that.

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Anu October 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Thank you for this recipe, I made it today and everyone loved it.

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Devaraj January 6, 2016 - 8:27 pm

I made this during the holidays and it came out very well. Thanks Jeyashri for sharing this recipe. It is my favourite too.

Devaraj

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Mathangi Siddharth April 13, 2017 - 9:45 am

hello mam. Thanks for the great recipe. I tried the muruku today, the taste was fine and it came out perfectly except that these are mu observation
— it had sharp edges and it did not have that silky testure like yours
— I also observed small white dots on the muruku

ps: I made rice flour at home, soaked dried and grinded in my mixer ( could it coz it was not a very powdered texture like rice mill one ?)

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jeyashri suresh April 17, 2017 - 7:29 am

Texture of the flour plays a vital role in the look and texture of the murukku.
always make it very very smooth powder else rice mill one works out well. Or use idiyappam flour.
Small dots on murukku comes when the flour has more moisture.

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