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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thenkuzhal Murukku - Easy Thenkuzhal Recipe | Diwali Snack Recipes

Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe
Thenkuzhal murukku is my fav since childhood esp pacha murukku(half cooked ones).I'm sure everyone is busy with diwali preparations , so are we. Having only a days off I cant even think of making anything in the weekdays. So we made sweets and savouries this weekend and have already distributed to neighbours and friends too. Having only helped amma all these years now atleast for the past 2 yrs I've managed to make sweets and savouries individually.
What is Diwali without murukku?! Though I am late posting it, no diwali can start without murukku in most of the houses especially south indian. This thenkuzhal murukku is my all time favourite, though sweets are first to me. Now my daughter is fond of this and wants it for snack box often.
Thenkuzhal Murukku

Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe - IngredientsThenkuzhal Murukku Recipe

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes: 20
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice flour - made from 2 cups of Raw Rice
Urad dhal flour - made from 1/2 cup whole urad dal
Butter - 1.5 tbsp
Hing(Perungayam) - a generous pinch
Jeera - 1 tsp
Water - as required
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry

Method:

  1. Add rice flour, urad dhal flour, jeera,salt and butter in a bowl and mix well. Boil water, when it starts to boil switch off.Add water little by little.
    How to make thenkuzhal murukku - Step1
  2. Mix well and bring everything together to form a soft dough.First I used a laddle then mixed well with hands to bring it to a soft dough.Now make cylindrical portion with the dough as shown below to fit in the murukku press.
    How to make thenkuzhal murukku - Step2
  3. Grease the murukku press and fill it up the prepared cylindrical dough.Grease a laddle with oil and keep it ready. Now press slowly in the form of a circle. Heat oil in parallel, test by just pinching a tiny piece of batter, and adding it to oil. If it rises immediately then it is the correct stage.Then drop the murukku from the laddle into hot oil and fry them till golden brown in medium flame.Just give a tap the murukku will fall off into oil or just slide it.
    How to make thenkuzhal murukku - Step3
  4. Make sure it gets cooked evenly on both sides, turn over accordingly.Take it out when the color is golden brown on both the sides.You can even press the murukku directly in oil but I find it easier to press in laddle and then drop it in oil.
    How to make thenkuzhal murukku - Step4
Drain in tissue, cool down completely and then store in airtight container. This type pf murukku is very crispy and stays so longer, am sure you cant stop with one.

My Notes:

  • No need to roast it if we use homemade flours as its already roasted and ground. Even if you use store bought rice and urad dhal flours no need to roast for thenkuzhal variety of murukku.
  • Adding hot water makes it easier to press. The dough will get dried so keep closed with a wet cloth while making in batches.
  • You can also add 1 tsp of sesame seeds while mixing.
  • Add oil after few batches as oil will get absorbed and will get reduced.
Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

60 comments:

  1. Looks soo great :-) Advanced Deepavali wishes to you and family

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  2. crispy murukku,nice clicks and even i clicked pic in the same baskset like u. sandesh is looking awesome. waiting for the post

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  3. Perfect and tempting murukku.. looks delicious !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. Super crispy murukkus, awesome..

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  5. Looks perfect. You have taken all the time to make such perfect thenkuzhal. I am getting all my things ready for making murukkus too.Happy Deepavali.

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  6. These are awesomely tempting, crispy murukkus!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. Thenkuzhal luks so gud...Happy good

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  8. Thenkuzhal luks so good..happy diwali

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  9. looks so perfect.. love the golden color of murukku .. beautiful clicks :)

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  10. Sharmi,

    Sincerely, I was not in a mood to do any snacks for this Diwali............ but when I came across yr blog got interested at all your diwali snacks so immediately got to work and tried out the Murukku. It came out really good. thanks for all the tip. Planning for Mysore Pak.. will let you know how it comes.
    Keep it going........ wonderful blog has book marked.

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  11. fabulously done murukku looks wonderful

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  12. Too tempting yummy murukku..Lovely clicks too...
    Happy diwali dear..

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  13. wow..sharmis....itz really fantabulous...bring me bck to the memeory of school days my mom ll mde this for me as a brunch item...itz really ausumn my dear...happy diwali to u n ur family...

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  14. Love this murukku. I made some last month.

    Vardhini
    Event: Halloween Fiesta

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  15. wow...its the ultimate...perfectly done..love it with tea..wonderfully captured,..really admire ur skills.

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  16. Lovely murukku and nice clicks too!

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  17. Wow!,this is beautifully done Murukku.Crispy and fabulously captured.Luv the recipe.

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  18. I love this murukku..nice diwali series going on...lazy me,not making anything at home..:(

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  19. Superb murukus, nothing can beat the home made ones,lovely presentation!

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  20. perfect murukku...one murukku piece...nice presentation!

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  21. Perfect Murukku and pics too! Happy Diwali to you and your family !

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  22. Mmmm....I love this! I hope to get some from my Indian office colleague this divali:D

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  23. super murukku...looks crispy too...again today going to make your badhusha with triple the ingredients...but i don't have sufficient butter, can i add some ghee?? will it alter the taste n texture?? can u plz answer me ?

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  24. @Sangee: I havent tried with ghee, with dalda my friend has tried but the taste was altered. I am not sure with ghee, sorry couldnt help u in this regard....

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  25. ohhhh...thats ok...i don't want to miss the taste n also alter the recipe, will try to get butter...thank you sharmi :)

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  26. Golden color crisp murukku looks just awesome and would like to have it with some pickle :)

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  27. Lovely crispy murukku! I so love it but don't have a murukku press!

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  28. I made these last weekend and they turned out perfect. I was nervous that they may be soft inside but thet came out very crispy. Thanks for the recipe.

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  29. They r soo perfect just finished making them the verdict is AWSOME we really enjoyed this murukku without going to india

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  30. Crisp and perfect lookinf murukkus. My all time favorite!

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  31. @Spandana, Shameema : Thats great to hear and glad to know you all liked it :)

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  32. excellent , tried it out & it came out very well.Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe

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  33. Many times i had tried making murukkus, it didnt come out good. All the wetting and drying, grinding and storing of raw rice was too cumbersome and i totally dropped the plan of making murukkus again. I usually buy it only in the shop. When i saw such an easy recipe with all the wonderful photos, i tried it and it came out just perfect, very easy too. My children enjoyed it, my hubby too. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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  34. @Anonymous : I am so glad to hear such a comment....The making of murukku is totally from my mother and am sure she will happy to read this...:)

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  35. I have made this murukku now.Very nice and crispy.thanks for the recipe. keep up the good work.

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  36. iam going to try will letu know the results

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  37. I have one doubt.When all we've prepared muruku, It has been broken into pieces. (Very crispy) It is not in round shape. How to make it without broken?

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  38. @Librarian : Try to make the murukku in round in a laddle then carefully flip it in oil...Even when the dough consistency is not correct it will tend to break when dropped in oil.

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  39. Yesterday i ate murukku at my friends place. I will definitely try this recipe. thanks
    a2zindianrecipes

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  40. Hi,

    I did this murukku today. Everytime i tried it i missed something or the other to bring it to the right consistency. But today it worked right.
    I got pakka murukkus today :) keep posting more dishes and snacks

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  41. Hi
    I tried muruku for the first time and it cameout very well.my daughter loved it.thanks for the easy receipe.I added chilli powder and ellu also.

    -Nithya

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  42. Mouth watering sharmi.My grand ma's foods reminded me again.Thanks for posting such delicious food sharmi.

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  43. hello sharmi

    i want to make this today and i have a doubt. can i use store-bought rice powder for this and thattai recipes? will it still come out the same?

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    1. Yes you can use it..just roast it for a while sieve it once then use it...

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  44. First time ever in my life I made murukku yesterday with your recipe. Just perfect. Thank you so much, I didn't use roasted urad dhal flour as my mom does always, also I doubled everything to make 40 counts, so I was literally in fear instead excitement of my first attempt. Finally I made very crispy, tasty, murukku(s) last night..your recipie is doubtlessly amazing. My 3 old son loves it, you made my day. Happy Diwali, god bless

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  45. Hi...sterday i tried Thenkuzahl Murruku its very tasty..... the problem i faced was :the dough was too tight and very difficult to press...i used real hot water and laddle to mix it properly......and then used my hand.. somehow i pressed it the murruku was really good. Last time i remember when i did it was too easy to press i think i used 2:1 rice and dal....can u please suggest me how to improve or make it easy to press...thanks a lot....kirthi

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    1. The trick is to add hot water and the consistency of the murukku dough should not be tight, it should be little loose like our idiyappam flour dough then it will be easy to press

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    2. Rice flour - what we have to use Parboiled or Raw rice flour?

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  46. Thanks for the recipe, enjoyed making it today for Diwali.

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