Thenkuzhal Murukku (தேன்குழல் முறுக்கு)

Recipe Categories: Diwali Recipes, Indian, Snack

What is a Diwali without having a Murukku.? Read on to learn this simple and easy recipe.

Thenkuzhal Murukku (தேன்குழல் முறுக்கு)


  • Rice Flour – 4 cup
  • Urad dal (whole) – ½ to ¾ cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Butter – ¼ cup
  • Hing – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – As needed


  • Dry roast the urad dal until the aroma is in the air. Let it cool.
  • Grind it in the mixie to the powder form (flour).
  • Take a bowl add rice flour, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, hing, salt and butter. Mix it well.
  • Slowly add water and mix all together to the dough consistency.

Urad Dal Roast for MurukkuMurukku FlourMurukku Dough

  • Heat the oil in the kadai, Take hand full of dough in a Murukku press and close the press with thenkuzhal mould.

Murukku press

  • Squeeze the dough to a small/big circle.
  • Deep fry the thenkuzhal in low flame, when it is done on one side, just flip it to the other side with a ladle until it is crisp and oil stops bubbling.
  • Take it out and place it in an oil strainer to remove excess oil and allow it to cool. Store it in an air tight container.

Deep Frying MurukkuThenkuzhal Murukku

  • Serve and enjoy the thenkuzhal/muruku and have a happy diwali.


  • If you are a spicy lover, then add red chili powder to your taste in to the dough and mix it well.

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