Murukku Twists

Murukku is a crispy south Indian snack. Murukku is a everyday snack as well as a festival special especially on Diwali..

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serves: 50 - 60 pieces


  1. Boiled Ponni Rice - 4 cup
  2. Urad dhal - 1 cup
  3. Butter - 3 tbsp
  4. Jeera - 3 tsp
  5. Sesame - 3 tsp
  6. Chili powder - to taste
  7. Salt to taste


*  Soak boiled ponni rice for 2 hrs



1.  Clean the soaked rice and dry them on a clean cotton cloth for 10 min. Then grind them in batches using a mixer.

2.  Sieve the powdered rice. Grind the coarse left over rice again and sieve them again. Repeat until a fine rice flour is obtained. Slightly roast them to remove moisture. If it forms lumps because of moisture, sieve it again to get a very fine dry rice flour.

3.  Then heat a pan and dry roast urad dhal as it starts turning golden brown. Allow it to cool down and grind it to a fine powder. Sieve them to get a fine urad dhal flour.

4.  In a large mixing bowl mix rice flour, urad dhal flour and rest of the ingredients. Mix them well. Add water and make it into a smooth dough. Using a murukku press, roll the dough into murukku. I used star shape press.

5.  Heat oil in a kadai. Fry the murukku. As the sound of murukku ceases, it is the perfect time to take out the  murukku. Place it on a tissue to remove excess oil.

                                                   Crispy muruku is ready for the snack..!!!