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Moong Dal Murruku

Sonia Shringarpure
30 minutes
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Moong Dal Murruku RECIPE

Murruku is a savory deep fried snack mostly made with rice and lentil flours. Though it is made during festive occasions, these snacks are available in stores all year round. Try these crisp and crunchy snack with your tea.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Diwali
  • South Indian
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 2 cups rice flour
  2. 1/4 cup moong dal flour
  3. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. 1 tbsp hot oil + 1 tsp melted butter
  7. water to bind dough
  8. oil for deep frying
  9. Nonstick Parchment sheet
  10. Chakli Instrument


  1. Combine rice flour, moong dal flour, salt, pepper, cumin seeds, and sesame seeds together. Whisk well.
  2. Pour the hot oil and butter in the flour and rub it well into the flour.
  3. Add water little at a time to form semi soft dough with no cracks.
  4. Cover with cling film or damp kitchen towel and leave it aside to rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Heat oil enough for deep frying.
  6. Take the parchment sheet and spread it on clean kitchen counter.
  7. Oil the Chakli Instument well including the plate with single star nozzle.
  8. Divide the dough in equal halves. Press one part into the Chakli Instrument and tighten the lid.
  9. Now make round shape not too big as they make break with the handle turning in circular fashion (do not hold the instrument too high).
  10. Drop the chaklis/Murruku in medium hot oil. Once they start bubbling, they will rise to the top.
  11. Flip them and cook till slightly golden in color on both sides.
  12. Remove to plate covered with paper napkins to drain excess oil.
  13. Cool and pack them in air tight container or ziploc bag.

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Anchal Sinha
Anchal Sinha   Oct-30-2017


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