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Paruppu Murukku recipe | Dal murukku

Easy to make dal murukku with easily available ingredients
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Diwali recipes, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali recipes, murukku recipes, tea time snacks
Servings: 11 murukkus
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup rice flour I used store bought flour
  • 2 tbsp yellow mong dal
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilis
  • 1 tbsp softened butter
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed


  • In a bowl add the moong dal, chana dal, urad dal and add 1 cup of water.
  • Pressure cook this for 6-7 whistles.
  • You can soak the dal for 20 minutes so that it will get cooked fast.
  • Once it is cooked take out and cool this completely.
  • Add this to a mixie jar and add 2 green chilis. I felt I should have added 2 more chilis to get the spiciness.
  • You can add red chili powder also instead of green chilis.
  • Grind this into a fine paste, add water if needed.
  • In a bowl add 1 cup of rice flour. I used store bought idiyappam flour.
  • Add the ground dal and chili paste.
  • Add the cumin seeds, salt, asafoetida and softened butter to this.
  • Mix well and knead this into a smooth soft dough.
  • Cover this and keep always.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • I used thenkuzhal achu.
  • Take a portion of dough and place it into the murukku press.
  • Directly squeeze this into hot oil.
  • Let this cook in medium flame.
  • Fry on both sides.
  • Once the oil sound subsides, take it out from the oil.
  • Drain in the kitchen towel.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • Crispy paruppu murukku is ready.
  • Store this in an airtight container.



1. You can add red chili powder instead of green chilis.
2. The Paruppu murukku | dal murukku stays crispy in an airtight container for a week.