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Ellu murukku
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Ellu murukku recipe

Crispy easy ellu murukku recipe
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Diwali recipes, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali recipes, Festival recipes, tea time snacks
Servings: 15 Murukku
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1/4 cup urad dal
  • 2 tbsp pottukadalai flour
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Asafoetida 2 pinches


  • In a bowl add rice flour, urad dal flour, and pottukadalai flour.
  • I used store-bought rice flour and urad dal flour.
  • If you are making the flour in bulk quantity, take 4 cups of raw rice,1 cup of urad dal, and 2 tbsp of pottukadalai. Grind in the mill
  • We don’t roast the urad dal, but if you want you can slightly roast it and grind.
  • For pottukadalai flour, I took 2 tbsp of pottukadalai | chutney dal and make a fine powder.
  • Sieve it and use the flour.
  • Add 1 tbsp sesame seeds, melted butter, asafoetida, and salt.
  • Mix well
  • Add water and make a smooth soft dough.
  • Keep it covered always.
  • I used thenkuzhal achu.
  • Place a portion of dough inside the achu and cover it.
  • You can grease a ladle and squeeze on the back of it.
  • Else you can directly squeeze it into the hot oil.
  • Gently transfer the squeezed murukkus to hot oil.
  • Fry on both sides in medium flame.
  • Once the oil sound subsides take out from oil.
  • Drain in a kitchen towel.
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.
  • Crispy ellu murukku is ready.



1.Use soft rice flour or idiyaapm flour to get a good texture of the murukku. 
2.Do not make the dough in bulk, if you are making more murukku.
3.Grind 2 tbsp of pottukadlai|chutney dal, and sieve it for pottukadalai flour.
4.Use black sesame seeds for a nice flavor of ellu murukku.