Urad Dal Murukku/Cooked urad dal Murukku – Diwali Snack

Every Diwali, whether i make sweets or not, i have to make murukku, a lot of them. Both my kiddos, lovvee these crunchy munchy snack.  Whether it is Diwali or Krishna Jayanthi, irrespective of festivals, murukku’s are regular at home. So, while checking some murukku varieties, i came across this boiled urad dal murukku at +kannamma cooks
I immediately tried the recipe and got a keeper recipe for myself. I made some teeny weeny changes to the recipe, she has actually mentioned 1 part dal and 5 parts of rice flour, but i have used only 3 parts rice flour and have got nice murukkus. May be it is the urad dal variety, i have used broken urad dal, and she has used whole urad dal. The muruku’s are a super duper hit at home. i have made it twice in one week, that is around 6 cups and got around 100-120 murukkus. This one is sure a keeper recipe, do try it and let me know how you liked it.
Inspired from here
1 cup urad dal
3 cups of rice flour
1.5 tsp ghee
1.5 tsp of salt
3/4 tsp of cumin seeds
3/4 tsp of white sesame seeds
1 cup of water 
oil for deep frying


  • Wash and soak urad dal for 30 minutes. Pressure cook until soft by adding water 1 inch above the dal.
  • Let the pressure fall on its own. Remove the dal, and blend it smooth in a blender, do not add any water. The consistency should be of vada batter.
  • Take the blended dal mixture in a wide bowl, to this add rice flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, ghee and salt. Mix well, to resemble coarse mix.
  • Now slowly add water and make a smooth and soft dough. You will not need all the water, so add carefully. 
  • Divide the dough into 10 – 12 fist-sized logs. Take one log at a time in the murhukku press, with the thenkuzhal mould and press murukku on a newspaper or parchment paper.
  • Once you are ready with 10 murukkus, heat oil in a wide kadai/pan, when it is hot enough, drop 3-4 murukkus at atime and deep fry on the both sides. When the shhh sound ceases, remove the murukku with a slotted spoon on a kitchen towel. Let it cool completely, store it in an air-tight container.