Mullu Murukku / Ari Murukku / Murukku / Uzhunnu Murukku

Uzhunnu Murukku

Mullu Murukku / Ari Murukku / Murukku / Uzhunnu Murukku recipe is a savory, crunchy snack in south India. There are so many variations of making murukku, here this murukku is with an aroma of roasted urad dal and is crunchy as well as light in texture. I have made this murukku from rice flour, urad dal flour, and seasoned with salt as well as some select spices.

I usually grease the murukku press with oil so that when shaping murukku it will be easier to press. The dough should not be very dry.

Uzhunnu Murukku

Recipe by RekhaCourse: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Mullu Murukku / Ari Murukku / Murukku / Uzhunnu Murukku recipe is a savory, crunchy snack in south India.


  • 1 Cup Urad dal

  • 3 Cup Rice flour

  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon Black sesame seeds

  • Salt add as required

  • Water as required

  • 4 tablespoons Warm Oil

  • Oil for deep frying


  • To prepare Dough for Murukku
  • Heat a Kadai. Keep the flame to its lowest and add urad dal. Roast urad dal till they become aromatic or are lightly golden. Take the roasted urad dal and grind to a fine powder.
  • Add urad dal powder, rice flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, and required salt. Mix everything very well.
  • Now add water in parts and begin to mix and knead. Add oil and knead very well. Knead to a smooth and soft dough.
  • To Shape Murukku
  • Before you begin to shape the murukku, keep oil in a Kadai to get heated. Keep the oil on a low or medium-low flame, so that it does not become too hot.
  • Use butter paper or parchment paper squares. Cut them and keep ready before you make murukku. Press the murukku maker and move in rounds to get the concentric circles or spiral shape on the paper squares, break the dough towards the end and press it to the last concentric circle of the spiral.
  • Take a spatula and place the murukku gently. Now gently add the murukku in the hot oil.
  • When they turn light golden, then flip them gently. Fry the murukku till they become crisp and golden.
  • Drain the murukku to a paper towel when the oil no longer sizzles around it.
  • Serve murukku as a tea-time snack.

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  • If the murukku breaks while shaping them, this means that the dough does not have enough moisture.
  • Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and knead the dough again or if you are not getting proper shape, this means that the dough is too moist. Add some rice flour and knead again.


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