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Pottukadalai Murukku Recipe

Easy, Instant Pottukadalai Murukku using roasted gram dal and rice flour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 15 -20 murukku


  • 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.