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Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe

Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15
Author Priya Shiva


  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Urad dal flour / white lentil flour - 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Idhayam Mantra Groundnut Oil for deep frying


  1. Roast rice flour on low flame for few minutes. Make sure that the color doesn't change. Keep stirring. Let it cool down completely.

  2. Sieve rice flour, urad dal flour and transfer it into a mixing bowl. Add salt, cumin seeds, asafoetida and mix well.

  3. Add butter ( it should be at room temperature) and mix well.
  4. Sprinkle water and start mixing to make a soft dough and in the meanwhile heat oil in a frying pan.
  5. Use the 3 hole disc as shown in the step wise picture to make thenkuzhal.
  6. Fill dough in the snack press and press it slowly in circular motion on a oil greased plastic sheet.
  7. Slide them gently into the oil and fry them over medium heat till they turn light golden brown.
  8. Drain excess oil and follow the same procedure for rest of the dough.
  9. Let it cool down completely before storing them in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

  • Always fry a single piece to check if its crispy. If it turns out very hard to bite, it means the dough needs more butter. If it breaks easily, then add more flour.
  • Make this snack in batches. Keep the dough covered with a wet cloth.
  • Make sure to check if oil is ready. You can check by dropping a small ball of the dough in the hot oil and if it immediately comes on top, oil is ready.