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Mullu Murukku (Muthusaram)

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A popular South Indian snack made during festivals and special occasions.
Mullu Murukku

Mullu Murukku (Muthusaram / Mullu Thenkuzhal is a very popular South Indian savoury snack made during Diwali or Krishna Jayanthi. A very easy to make homemade murukku, this is often served as an evening coffee / tea time snack.

Popular with the Brahmin households in the state and outside, it is a cousin to the popular Kai Murukku and Thenkuzhal that is made during the same festive occasion.

Mullu Murukku

Mullu Murukku

Mullu Murukku
5 from 2 votes

Mullu Murukku

A popular South Indian snack made during festivals and special occasions.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil, Tamil Nadu
Keyword: evening snack, tea time snack


  • 2 cup Rice flour
  • 1/4 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • as required Oil


  • Dry roast the dal and grind together to a fine powder.
  • Mix 1 cup of the dal powder with the rice flour.
  • Add butter, sesame seeds, red chilli powder and asafoetida powder.
  • Add enough water and knead well to a smooth dough.
  • Make balls of this dough and add them to a murukku maker with spiky (mullu) plate.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
  • Carefully press the murukku maker over the hot oil, one or two at a time.
  • Fry the prepared murukkus till light golden brown.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Serve.

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Rajasri September 4, 2015 - 11:08 am

Very good source of receipe for various festivals. Thanks a lot


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