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mullu murukku

Mullu Murukku - Magizhampoo Murukku

Deep fried spirals made with rice and dal flours for Diwali or for snacking on any time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4


  • Processed rice flour - 1 cup
  • Yellow Moong Dal - 1-1/2 cup
  • Chana Dal - 3/4 cup
  • Ghee or Butter at room temperature - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - to knead
  • White sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - to deep fry


  • Dry roast both chana dal and moong dal separately to golden brown in colour and let it cool down.
  • Transfer both to a mixie jar and grind to a fine powder. Sieve well and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add processed rice flour, 1/2 cup of dal flour, salt, sesame seeds and mix well.
  • Add ghee and work into the flour by rubbing it well with finger tips till the mixture resembles as bread crumbs.
  • Add water little by little and mix into a soft and pliant dough.
  • Divide the dough into 2 portions and shape each portion into a log.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying and let it become hot.
  • Meanwhile grease the murukku mould with oil, fit the star plate and fill it with a dough log.
  • Squeeze out into spirals on a plastic sheet or silicone mat. You can also squeeze the dough directly into the oil.
  • Keep the flame at medium and drop the spirals into the oil with a spatula. Cook 2 to 3 at a time depending on the oil used.
  • Turn it over and let the other side cook too to golden brown colour.
  • Once the sizzling of the oil reduces, remove the cooked murukku on to a plate.
  • Proceed with the rest of the dough.
  • Once the murukku cools down to room temperature, store in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy these mullu murukku for snacking on any time.