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Butter Murukku

A traditional Indian snack made during festivals and served as a snack.

Butter Murukku is probably one of the most popular Murukku varieties across India. It 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

These are often sold in most sweets and snacks shop in small packets containing 2 to 3 murukkus, often broken into small pieces. Just like Kai Murukku, this is one of the popular snack options in South India.

Butter Murukku
5 from 1 vote

Butter Murukku

A traditional Indian snack made during festivals and served as a snack.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: chakli, evening snack, murukulu


  • 4 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 cup Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp White Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • as required Oil for frying
  • as per taste Salt


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

This recipe was first published on Oct 9, 2008 and has been updated on Nov 12, 2020.


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Ramya November 1, 2010 - 5:43 pm

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

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Celia December 23, 2009 - 11:06 pm

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.

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Asha Reddy October 17, 2009 - 3:42 am

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

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Anitha Prasad October 15, 2009 - 7:58 am

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

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Praveen Kumar October 15, 2009 - 8:02 am

Approx 15-16 murukkus can be made.

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vidhya October 12, 2009 - 7:52 pm

sounds good, let me try it out

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Hema August 28, 2009 - 10:58 pm

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.

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anand November 4, 2008 - 1:07 am

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)

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swathi October 22, 2008 - 7:32 am

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

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Praveen Kumar October 23, 2008 - 4:29 am


Hing is Perungayam in tamil and Asafoetida in English.

Cumin is Seeragam in tamil

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swathi October 22, 2008 - 7:30 am

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

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harini October 22, 2008 - 1:41 am

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

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