Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe - Easy Diwali Snacks

Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe
I saw this wheat flour murukku recipe in the small cookbook perima gave me which had 30 whole wheat / wheat flour recipes.I can hear you asking wheat flour is it atta flour? Yes this murukku is made using atta flour / chapathi flour....the recipe is more like how I made my maida murukku.Once steamed, wheat flour loses its elasticity and becomes more like rice flour in texture which is perfect for making murukku.Don't underestimate that the murukku is made of wheat flour, this tastes soo good that it has easily become one of the best murukku recipes that I've tried so far.

Check other muruku recipes here :
1.Thenkuzhal murukku
2.Butter Murukku
3.Maida Mullu Murukku
4.Pottukadalai Murukku
5.Potato Murukku
6.Rava Murukku

Now over to wheat flour / godhumai maavu murukku
Instant Murukku Recipe
The book had so many interesting recipes using whole wheat and wheat flour so am going to try one by one but only after Diwali:) So stay tuned! I am almost at the end of posting Diwali special recipes, still have 2-3 more to go....It was such a busy month for me, cooking an array of diwali special recipes, clicking them every now and then...ahh definitely like a roller coaster ride for me :)

Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe

Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 40 mins | Makes : 15 small murukku
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
White Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Butter(at room temperature) - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry
Water - as required


  1. Measure wheat flour and transfer the flour to a clean white cloth.Bring the ends and tie a knot so that no moisture goes inside.Steam cook for atleast 20mins.I used my idli steamer with water underneath, and placed the bag on my idiyappam plate as shown.Keep covered with a lid and steam cook.
    How to make wheat flour murukku - Step1
  2. After 20mins, let it cool down a bit.Once its warm enough to handle open the bag.Break the lumps with a spoon.Now sieve it, discard the coarse mixture.
    How to make wheat flour murukku - Step2
  3. Now take the flour in a mixing bowl along with red chilli powder,butter,hing,sesame seeds and required salt.Mix it well with your hands first.
    How to make wheat flour murukku - Step3
  4. Now add water little by little to form a smooth nonsticky dough as shown.You can see how clean it has come together as its nonsticky.Take your murukku press and grease it well.I used my star press mould.
    How to make wheat flour murukku - Step4
  5. Fill your murukku press with the dough and start pressing into murukkus.I pressed it in 2 laddles and flipped it in oil.You can even press it directly into oil.
    How to make wheat flour murukku - Step5
  6. Deep fry till golden browned.Drain in tissue paper.Repeat the process until the entire dough finishes.
    How to make wheat flour murukku - Step6
Cool down then store in an airtight container.
Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can use any press of your choice.
  • I used homemade wheat flour.You can use store bought flour too.
  • The dough should be nonsticky, the texture of flour should be same like rice flour after steaming.
  • 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 is small so I pressed small sized murukku so I added one/ two at a time.
  • You can replace sesame seeds with jeera.You can use black sesame seeds too.
  • Cook in low medium flame and regulate heat as and when it goes high / low.
Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. very interesting and unique recipe.. that small basket full of murukku looks so cute!

  2. Was waiting for your version, nice and lovely murukku

  3. One suggestion we can press 5 or 6 murukus at a time on paper pieces and fry all together at a time

    1. Press it directly in oil as I doubt the shape will collapse while removing form paper

  4. Thanks for sharibg recipe... i tried today .. my murukku absorbing more oil.. what might be the mistake

    1. If the dough has more water content and if its loose it may absorb more oil


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