Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thenkuzhal Murukku

Happy New Year! Hope this new brings everyone peace, happiness and good health J
My first post and thought of starting of this lovely thenkuzhal, a lovely snack for tea time. I have used urud dal and moong also here with  butter. Start munching and never fell like stopping they are so  irrisistble.

Ra:w rice – 2 cups                                                                                                                                 Urud dal Powder – ½ cup                                                                                                                    Moong dal Power – ¼ cup                                                                                                                     Asofetida – a generous pinch                                                                                                                   Salt to taste                                                                                                                                               Black  or white sesame seeds  - 1 tsp                                                                                                        Red chili powder – 1 tsp  (optional)                                                                                                             Butter - 4 tbsp
Method :
  • Wash the rice and allow to dry on a cloth.  No need to soak the rice, Make a very fine powder of this and keep aside,  
  • Dry roast urad dal and Moong dal powder  lightly and let this cool down.  
  • In a large bow,  combine rice flour, urad dal flour, moong dal flour, red chilli powder, asofetida,  salt,  sesame seeds and chili powder.
  • Melt butter and add to the flour. Now knead to a smooth dough adding enough water and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

  • Use muruku press and grease with oil. On the other side heat oil in a kadai. Take mold with three holes for thenkuzhal muruku.   Fill the muruku press with dough and close it. 
  • Take a newspaper, or back side of a plate  squeeze the thenkuzhal  in circular motion and form a nice shape.
  • When the oil  is hot drop  one by one. Fry 4 to 5 depending how big the kadai is. Fry till it turns golden brown. Ensure to  keep the flame on medium level.
  • Remove the thenkuzhal from oil and drain the oil using absorbent tissue paper. Allow to cool and store in air-tight container.
Munch this crispy  snack.


  1. Yummy and crispy muruku. Happy new year dear

  2. crispy murukku.. tempting clicks dear..

  3. omg...sooooooooooooper tempting..Happy new year...

  4. Happy New year to you and your family ...murukku looks very crispy dear.

  5. Happy new year...
    Crispy n crunchy murukku...

  6. Happy new year wishes to you and your family. Feel like grabbing some and munching rite now.Crispy beauties.

  7. Thenkuzhal murruku, looks yum. Happy new year to you and family.

  8. Happy new year. Such a lovely and crunchy snack

  9. Love these munchies, Happy New Year Latha..

  10. Thank you all for the kind wishes. Here's wishing all a very happy and a prosperous New Year.


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