Monday, February 15, 2010

Ari Murukku (Serves 8-10)

Murukku, a traditional, simple, South Indian snack, has tickled the palates of the young and the old for ages. It will be hard to find a South Indian who haven't had a taste of this snack. There are several varieties of murukku , but none of them can beat the taste of the all time favorite - the traditional, home made "Ari Murukku". So here we are with this simple, crunchy snack, for you to enjoy with your family and friends....….

For the dough

Rice flour 1 cup, roasted
Urad dal powder ¼ cup
Butter/Oil 1 TBSP
Roasted cumin powder 1 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 TBSP
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Asafetida a pinch
Salt as needed
Water as needed
Oil to deep fry


Combine rice flour, urad dal flour, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fennel seeds, asafetida and salt in a bowl. Add melted butter or oil and mix well with hands for 3 minutes. Now add water little by little to form smooth dough. The dough should not be too tough or too loose.

Heat oil in a pan for frying. Divide the dough into equal portions. Put dough into a ‘Murukku maker/press’ (Sevanazhi), and press onto a parchment paper by coiling them to form a spiral shape. Wet your hands and carefully take the coiled murukku dough and drop into oil. Deep fry until murukku attain a light brown color. Repeat until done. Cool the murukku and store in an airtight container. A perfect, crispy tea time snack is ready.

Makes approximately 20 murukkus with 4-5 spirals.



It is important to take murukku at a light brown color as it attain a darker color when cooled
Add black/white sesame seeds to enhance murukku’s taste


  1. Reminds me of back home, Veetill eppozum stock udayirunnu....Do what you like with a passion ! Keep up.

  2. can't wait to try my hands on this.awesome presentation !

  3. What a perfect and tempting clicks dear....Simply superb...Ithu pole thane munpottu pokkolu leksham leksham pinnale...

  4. good going guys.Great snack to munch on.

  5. Presentation kandal ariyam kothiyoorun snack anennu!

  6. Kollam


    Dayakutty's hands?

  7. Ugrran Click, first time hearing about fennel seed in murruku

  8. njangade murukku evide??? excellent work dears...steak-inu utharam murukku; americanu utharam typical indian homemade..hehehe

  9. crunchy and beatifully done murukku, nice photo too.....

  10. Nice crunchy Murukku. Looks great and perfect for snacking.

  11. Kothiyayittu vayya...want this and tea...yum yum...

  12. Those are the perfect muruku I have seen.

  13. Looks so perfect and yummy!!!! wanna grab some now..

  14. Thats an out of this world snack...Love it with evenning tea. Loved ur presenatation skills, looks awesome:)

  15. murukku doesn't look like a pareekshanam.. looks pretty professional!Looking forward to wonderful recipes from u.

  16. Murukku chayakadayil kanunnathu polundu,too good

  17. aaro paranja pole ethu oru pareekshanam ayirunnenu enikkum thonniyilla..looks perfect...:)...

  18. murukku looks perfect.. The pic with the baby hand is the cutest. :)

  19. Wow these are some amazing looking crunchy tasting Murukku,love to have it with a cup hot coffee...

  20. It's been so long since I made Arimurukku and I'd almost forgotten to...thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm following you.
    Do check my blog when time permits.

  21. wow what a pretty click love the perfect shape of your murukku.I just sent yu a award plz accept it from my check the award tab thank you.Glad to see ur lovely site.

  22. Is there some rice murukku made by adding nendra pazham??

    1. Hi Achu, first all all a big sorry for the delay reply, I am unaware of any recipe that uses nendra pazham but will surely ask my elders and let you know :)Regards,


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