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Pottukadalai Murukku Recipe

Easy, Instant Pottukadalai Murukku using roasted gram dal and rice flour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 15 -20 murukku
Author: Radhika


  • Pottukadalai or Roasted gram dal - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
  • Besan or chickpea flour - 1/4 cup
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for deep frying


  • Take pottukadalai in a mixie and powder finely.
  • Sieve well. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add rice flour and besan and mix well.
  • Add salt, cumin seeds, ghee and mix with your finger tips.
  • Add water little by little and mix into a smooth and soft dough.
  • Grease the Murukku mould with oil and insert the star nozzle and keep it ready.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan.
  • Fill the mould with dough and press out Murukku on a flat ladle or a plastic sheet. Check the temperature of the oil by putting a small ball into the oil.
  • If it rises immediately to the top, the temperature is right.
  • Tip the pressed out Murukku into the hot oil and cook for 1-2 minutes over medium flame.
  • Gently flip to the other and cook till golden brown and the sizzling of the oil stops. Drain on a kitchen paper.
  • Pottukadalai Murruku is ready.
  • Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container.