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Garlic Murukku Recipe – Poondu Murukku Recipe

Crispy crunch Garlic Murukku is a snack that is made during Diwali.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 25 -30


  • Processed Rice Flour - 3 cups
  • Kadala maavu or besan - 3/4 cup
  • Pottukadalai maavu or roasted gram dal powder - 4 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Garlic - 6 to 8 pods
  • Whole dry red chili - 4
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Hot oil - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - for deep frying


  • Soak garlic and whole dry red chili in 1/2 cup hot water for 1 to hours.
  • Grind to a smooth paste and pass it through a sieve.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Sieve all the flours together in a bowl and add salt to it and mix.
  • Add ghee, hot oil from the pan and mix carefully with your finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add the garlic and red chili paste extract and make a smooth dough. Use little extra water if needed.
  • Grease the murukku mould with little oil. Insert one star nozzle and keep it ready.
  • Fill the mould with the dough and press out murukku in a spiral shape onto a plastic sheet or butter paper.
  • Check the temperature of the oil by dropping a small ball of the dough. If it rises immediately to the top the temperature is correct.
  • Drop the piped out murukkus one by one into the hot oil and deep fry to a golden brown till the sizzling of the oil stops.
  • Deep fry 2 to 3 murukkus at a time or only till the pan is able to hold. Do not crowd the pan else the murukku will break.
  • Drain the murukku onto a kitchen paper. Continue with the rest of the dough.
  • Let the murukkus cool down to room temperature before you store in an air tight container.