Butter Murukku recipe | Arisi Murukku

Butter Murukku recipe | Arisi Murukku is a South Indian snacks prepared for Diwali and Krishna Jayanthi. Murukku is a crispy South Indian snacks prepared with rice flour. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murukku  Rice, fried gram, besan, cumin, butter and salt are the main ingredients used here.  Murukku is deep fried in oil. This is also known as “Nei Murukku”, “arisi Murukku” and “Chakli” in North India. There may be slight variations in proportion. If you were using store bought rice powder, sieve it before using.

Butter Murukku recipe – Ingredients:- (200 ml cup used)
  • rice flour / arisi maavu – 2 cup
  • fried gram flour / pottu kadalai maavu – 1/4 cup
  • gram flour / besan / kadalai maavu – 1/4 cup
  • butter / vennai – 2 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida / perungayam – pinch
  • salt – to taste
Butter Murukku recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. First of all grind 3 tea spoons of fried gram in a mixie to a fine powder.

Ground fried gram
Ground fried gram

2. Secondly take the ingredients such as rice flour, fried gram flour, gram flour, cumin seeds, asafoetida, butter and salt in a bowl.

Butter Murukku recipe | Arisi Murukku - ingredients
Butter Murukku recipe | Arisi Murukku – ingredients

3. Mix well the ingredients together evenly.

Mixed ingredients
Mixed ingredients

4. After that add water little by little and mix well to form a smooth dough. It should not be very thick. It should be smooth and free from cracks.

Murukku dough
Murukku dough

5. Take the kitchen press and fix the star mould to it.

Star plate
Star plate

6. Fill the kitchen press with the murukku dough.

Kitchen press filled with Murukku dough
Kitchen press filled with Murukku dough

7. Make small Murukkus on a butter paper.

Murukku on butter paper and dosa ladle
Murukku on butter paper and dosa ladle

8. Finally heat oil in a fry pan. You can use any oil of your wish. I have used coconut oil.

Frying Murukku in oil
Frying Murukku in oil

9. Using a dosa ladle remove Murukku one by one from butter paper and put it in hot oil. Keep the stove in medium flame. Turn Murukku upside down and fry to golden on both sides.

Frying the other side
Frying the other side

10. Remove from oil, cool to room temperature and store in containers.

Mulls Murukku recipe | Butter Rice Murukku
Mulls Murukku recipe | Butter Rice Murukku

11. You can also break it and serve. If you directly make Murukku in hot oil you will get long bits of Murukku as in the photo below.

Butter Murukku recipe | Arisi Murukku
Butter Murukku recipe | Arisi Murukku

For more Diwali snacks click on the links below

1. Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack | காரா சேவ் செய்முறை

2. Chettinad thenkuzhal | செட்டிநாடு தேன்குழல்

3. Corn flakes mixture recipe | Easy Diwali mixture

4. Chettinad kaichuthal Murukku | Rice flour | கைச்சுத்தல் முறுக்கு

5. Adhirasam

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