Kerala Style Murukku

RugminiKamalan R
Kerala Style Murukku

Kerala Style Murukku

Kerala Style Murukku is a crunchy, crispy tea time snack very popular in South Indian Cuisine. Kerala Style Murukku is prepared from a mixture of black gram dal, rice flour and selective spices. This snack dish is unique and special with rice flour mixture pressed out through a ‘seva nazhi’ in desired shapes and deep fried in oil. Murukku is a healthy snack and the snack can be stored in air tight containers for some time. You can explore a well illustrated Murukku recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Kerala Style Murukku, first heat the rice flour.
  • Heat the whole black gram, till it's light golden brown.
  • Cook black gram in 1 1/2 glass of water.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it in a mixer grinder to make it into a paste.
  • Mix together the above black gram paste, rice flour and salt along with cumin seeds, sesame seeds and asafoetida.
  • Add some water and knead this mixture well to make a dough.
  • Take a seva nazhi and put a portion of this mixture into it.
  • Press the handle to let the mixture come down in the shape of a murukku onto a plastic paper or a plantain leaf(vazha ela).
  • :- Do not forget to put the chillu inside the seva nazhi.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and allow it to boil.
  • Slowly, put these murukku into the oil and fry them.
  • :- Those who can use their fingers to shape the dough in the form of murukku can do so. However, it's much easier the other way.
  • Drain oil from Murukku.
  • Keep Kerala Style Murukku in an air tight container to retain the crispiness.


You can visit this link for a delicious snack Thattai with Raw Rice. You can also visit this link Fruit Biscuits.
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Response (5)
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    sunitha Dileep November 1, 2006

    I tried this recipe & has comeout really well.Thanks for shairing this recipe with us.

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    sunitha June 21, 2006

    I tried this recipe it came out well.My husband liked it.Thank you for the recipe

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    shree April 16, 2010

    Thank you for this family loved the murukku..

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    ruby chandu September 22, 2011

    Just now I made my husband s special ari murukku and was excellent.. I am sad that I cannot upload the picture.. thanks for the recipe.. its simple and tasty..

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