Mullu Muruku

Muruku is a crispy and crunchy snack which is very popular all over India. Mullu means thorn. These muruku are in a shape of mullu / thorn so that's why then name mullu muruku. These delicious snacks are made specially during Diwali and Krishna Astami. My kids love these snack in any shape they are made. I have added besan along with rice flour in this recipe. Where as udad flour or sago flour are also added for few variations of Muruku.

This recipe goes to Week 4 day 2 of Blogging Marathon 105 under the theme " Diwali Savories and Sweets".


Rice flour 3 cups
Besan / Gram flour 1 cup
Carom seeds 1 tsp
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Chili powder 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Butter / Ghee 4 tbsp
Oil for deep frying


In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix well.
Add warm water to make a semi stiff dough.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Add  mullu muruku plate in the muruku maker and fill it with the dough.
Once the oil is hot, turn the flame to low and  gently press the muruku maker in the oil.
Fry the muruku on medium flame till nice and crisp.
Remove and place them on kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil.
Store in air tight container for  more than a month.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 105.


Pavani said...

Didn't realize Mullu meant thorn in Telugu, I thought it was a Kerala dish (mallu murukku) LOL!!
Murukku look so crunchy and yummy!! My family would love these for snack.

Srividhya G said...

It's hard to resist these crunchy murukku and IMO Deepavali is incomplete without these murukkus. Good one Sushma.

Amara’s cooking said...

Love muruku in any shape. Yours are perfectly done.

Srivalli said...

I love murukkus period! and your version looks so sinful and inviting Sushma..

Harini R said...

Perfect for munching and you have made it perfectly.

rajani said...

Murukku is a perfect Diwali snack to make. Yours look perfectly done!