Butter Murukku

Diwali, Janmashtami, Murukkus and Mixtures 12 comments

Probably one of the most popular Murukku varieties across India, Butter Murukku is a tasty and crunchy snack from Tamil Nadu. Often served as a snack, they are made during festive occasions, weddings or even as a simple everyday snack.
butter murukku - Butter Murukku

Rice Flour – 4 cups
Urad Dal – 1 cup
Butter – 2 tblsp, unsalted
White Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 500 ml
Salt as per taste

1. Dry roast the urad dal till light golden and grind to a fine powder.
2. Combine the dal powder, rice flour, butter, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, salt and asafoetida powder.
3. Mix well to a thick, pliable dough.
4. Grease a murukku maker.
5. Make balls of the dough and add to the murukku maker.
6. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
7. Press the murukku maker over the hot oil and fry till golden brown.
8. Remove and drain excess oil.
9. Store in an airtight container.
10. Serve.

image credit: Grand Sweets


  1. Hi
    Can I grind the urad dal into paste instead of powder?

  2. I want to know why my murukku is becoming pieces. That particular shape like a murukku is not coming. Otherwise the taste, crispiness and the softness was too good.

  3. Very good. Quick and easy to make. Tasty as well. Thank you.

  4. Anitha Prasad

    Can i know what would be the no : of servings with these proportions as i am going to try this for the first time !!!

  5. sounds good, let me try it out

  6. This is what i was always looking for.Siting at home ,I want to make some dry and crunchy, home made snacks for my children when they are back from office. most important is that even in this age (60 +) I can make such tasty snacks.thank u for giving this recipe.easy to make, tasty to eat, good to see – tempting. ,preservable,great tobe served to the guest, and what not!reminding my Mom, -used to make 100s of it -we children use to help her in counting.thanks a lot.

  7. i tried it , it was a super hit in my deepawali this year… i am making it more and selling it here now … in malaysia.tks for the recipe..it is going to be my secret recipe this year for pot of gold (money)

  8. cant understand the terms like hing and cumin seeds….
    please explain with tamil terms

  9. cant understand what does cumin seeds and hing….
    please explain with tamil terms….

  10. it sounds good , i can give better comments once I try it out

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