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Crispy, crunchy and yummy Thenkuzhal made with rice flour.

The Thenkuzhal murukku is a traditional south Indian snack that is popular during festivals and celebrations.

These are deep fried, crispy, spiral shaped snacks made of rice flour and urad dal. They are usually flavored with asafoetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves, cumin seeds and red chilli powder.

It is very easy to make and can be eaten at any time of the day.

Thenkuzhal Murukku

Thenkuzhal Murukku
2.84 from 6 votes

Thenkuzhal Murukku

Crispy, crunchy and yummy Thenkuzhal made with rice flour.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil
Keyword: Thenkuzhal


  • 1 kg Ground Raw Rice
  • 250 g Ground Urad Dal
  • 100 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • 500 ml Oil
  • as required Water


  • Sieve the rice flour and dal flour separately.
  • Combine them together with salt, asafoetida powder, cumin seeds and mix well.
  • Add butter and mix well.
  • Make balls of the dough and add them to a thenkuzhal maker.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Gently squeeze the thenkuzhal press and fry on both sides till light golden brown.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Serve as a snack.


Tip: Use coconut oil for best results.


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Vijayluxmi Naidoo August 17, 2022 - 11:39 pm

Thx u for sharing u tasty recipe’s if I dnt have a murrukku maker what can i use

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Praveen Kumar August 18, 2022 - 9:14 am

You can try making concentric circles using your hand. Have not really tried without it though.

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Padma Goswami October 27, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Nice recipe,simple& easy

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Priti May 9, 2009 - 8:47 am

Its an amazingly simple n delicious recipe and these can b stored for days n ebjoyed….

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