Something savory after all those Diwali sweets!



2 cups rice flour

1/2 cup roasted bengal gram/ dhal urad flour

1/4 cup roasted gram flour/ besan

1/4 teaspoon carom seeds/ ajwain

2 teaspoons unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon kitchen salt

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 1/4 cups to 1 1/2 cups water

Vegetable oil, for deep frying


  • Mix the flours, chili powder, salt and carom seeds well. Add butter and rub into flour mixture.

  • Mix so that it gets well incorporated into the flour mixture. Add water and make a soft dough.

  • Cover with a wet cloth and set aside. Heat oil for deep frying in a large frying pan over medium.

  • Prepare the cookie press by placing the star attachment and fill it to three quarters with dough.

  • Press into a spiral murukku to a back of a big spoon. Gently place the pressed murukku into pan.

  • Fry until both sides are done and the bubbles around murukku subside. Drain well and remove.

  • Place on absorbent paper to remove any excess oil. Makes about 50 medium sized murukkus.

From Krithi’s Kitchen