Thursday, October 9, 2014

Easy Potato Murukku Recipe - Diwali Snacks

Easy Potato Murukku Recipe
Potato Murukku is one of easy instant murukku recipes that I tried recently.I love instant murukku recipes which I made with readymade idiyappam flour as its easy and quick to make.You don't need homemade rice flour so no waiting for soaking and grinding like for thenkuzhal and other murukku recipes, so thats really good news isnt it?! Try this murukku with potato flavour , am sure you will love it.I gave this murukku to mittus friend , she just loveeed it and after that whenever she was here, she started asking 'aunty murukku' :) Joy of trying new recipes...yayyy!! :)

Check other muruku recipes here :
1.Thenkuzhal murukku
2.Butter Murukku
3.Maida Mullu Murukku
4.Pottukadalai Murukku
Instant Murukku Recipe

Potato Murukku Recipe - Ingredients

Easy Potato Murukku Recipe
Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 12-15 small murukku
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Homemade Rice Flour / Readymade Idiyappam Flour - 1 cup
Boiled Potato - 1 medium sized
Butter - 1.5 tbsp
Jeera - 3/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry
Water - as required


  1. Pressure cook potatoes for atleast 5 whistles so that its soft,Peel off the skin and cool down.In a mixer add the potatoes and grind it without adding water to a smooth paste.In a mixing bowl add flour,butter,jeera,hing,required salt and potato paste.
    How to make potato murukku - Step1
  2. First mix it well, then add water little by little to form a smooth nonsticky dough.Take your murukku press.I used my thenkuzhal press.
    How to make potato murukku - Step2
  3. Grease the murukku press with little oil, then fill the dough and start pressing.I usually press in 2 laddles and flip it in oil.Heat oil , check by adding a pinch of dough if it raises immediately with a shh sound then the oil is ready.Now carefully flip over the prepared murukkus and deep fry.Turn over and cook.
    How to make potato murukku - Step3
  4. Deep fry till slightly browned.Drain in tissue paper.Repeat the process until the entire dough finishes.Drain in tissue paper.
    How to make potato murukku - Step4
Cool down then store in an airtight container.
Easy Potato Murukku Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can either use homemade rice flour or readymade idiyappam flour.You dont need to roast the idiyappam flour for this murukku.I used Nirapara brand idiyappam flour.You can even use homemade rice flour if you have it ready.
  • If you are comfortable and can handle the heat, you can press the murukku directly in oil.
  • You can even add 2-3 murukkus at a time while frying.My kadai was small and I pressed a little medium sized murukku so I added one/ two at a time.
  • .You can replace jeera with sesame seeds.
  • Cook in low medium flame and regulate heat as and when it goes high / low.
  • If you prefer spicy murukku then use 1/2 tsp red chilli powder.Or grind 3 pearls garlic with 2 red chillies for flavoured murukku.
  • Adding more butter will make the murukku crumble and you will not get continuous swirls while pressing it will break in between.When you press and if its too tight to press then your dough is very tight in consistency so drizzle little water and knead to get the desired consistency. And when you press if you dont get a long continuous line and if it tends to break then butter is more so dont panic - just little rice flour, water and knead it again.
Easy Potato Murukku Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. you have pressed the murukku beautifully.. love the clicks with the cute basket! :)

  2. Murukku looks so tempting,great clicks

  3. hey Sharmi, I tried this out yesterday and it turned out fantastic, thanks a ton!! I have a little space myself called Neetu's tasty Treats, and have an FB profile too, Do chk it out and like the page and follow the blog, would make my day!! Happy Diwali, I have a little dedication for you in my space, do chk it out when u get a chance!!

  4. I tried this just now for my son who is one and half years old. He loves muruku so much. It came out very well and please let me know how i can post the picture of the recipe. Thank you so much for the lovely recipe.

    Lavanya Kannan

    Sri Lanka

  5. its just awesum ... i tried twice in two weekends .. just taste wonderful


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