Butter murukku is a famous south indian snack made with rice flour and gram flour.There are many versions available for this crispy evening snack which are very often prepared in most of the south indian homes.Today’s recipe is a simplest and easiest version of murukku recipe and i am sure you will definitely love it .

This is the quick version of murukku recipe, hence we need rice flour(here i have used store bought idiyappam powder),roasted gram flour ,butter etc.

Since the readymade gram flour was not available ,for this recipe i have used roasted split gram dal and powdered it using a mixer grinder.


Rice flour-1&1/2 cup

Roasted gram flour-4 tbsp

Butter -3/4 th tbsp

cumin seeds -1 tsp

Asafoetida -1/4th tsp

Water -1 cup


Oil for deep frying.


  • In a mixing bowl add rice flour , roasted split gram flour and butter.Mix well until butter get nicely mixed up with flours.
  • Add salt, cumin seeds and asafetida for that mild and subtle flavor.Pour water little by little and knead until it forms into a soft dough.
  • Take a star designed disc suitable for making perfect shaped murukku.
  • Grease the murukku maker with some oil and fill it with a portion of the dough.
  • Heat some oil for deep frying in a kadai and press the murukku maker directly into hot oil.
  • Do not over crowd it, hence you would end up with less crispy and oily butter murukku.
  • Fry them in batches.Wait until it’s colour slightly changes into golden colour.
  • Once it becomes crispy ,transfer it into an oil absorbing paper .
  • Once it cools, store it in an airtight container .This will remain fresh up to 2 weeks.


In a mixing bowl add rice flour , roasted gram flour, and butter .
Mix well and make sure butter gets well combined with flour.
Next we need to add cumin seeds, asafoetida, salt etc.
Pour 1 cup of water and knead it well till we get a soft dough.
Dough is ready.
Take a star shaped disc and place it inside the murukku maker.
Fill the murukku maker with some portion of the dough .
Directly press it into the hot oil.
Fry until crispy and golden colour.
It’s ready !!!!!!




South indian poondu murukku or garlic murukku is an absolutlety delicious and kids’ favorite snack recipe .This snack is quiet easy to prepare and it’s unique flavor makes this scruptious snack a go to recipe which i prepare very often in my home .


Besan-1 cup

Rice flour-1/2 cup

Garlic cloves -3

Turmeric powder -1/4th tsp

Chilli powder -1 tsp

Asafoetida-1/4th tsp

Ghee -1/2 tbsp


Water for kneading the dough


  • Put the garlic cloves in a grinder and grind it by adding 1/4 th cup of water.
  • Strain garlic juice using a strainer and remove all the tiny bits and pieces if any.
  • Take a Mixing bowl and add besan, rice flour,turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,asafoetida and salt.
  • Add strained garlic juice .
  • Knead the dough really well by adding some water .
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of ghee which will make the murukku even more flavorful and crispy.
  • Heat some oil for deep frying in a kadai.
  • Once the dough is ready fill the murukku maker with the prepared dough.
  • Squeeze it on a ladle and keep the ladle into the oil for few minutes.
  • Drop the murukku gently by sliding with a spoon or knife.
  • Deep fry and flip in between.
  • Fry until murukku changes it’s colour and becomes crispy.
  • Crispy Garlic murukku will be ready to serve !!!


Grind garlic by adding 1/4th cup of water.
Strain garlic juice and keep aside.
Take a mixing bowl ,add besan,rice flour,turmeric powder,chilli powder,asafoetida,salt and ghee.
Add strained garlic juice .
Mix it well adding some water and knead the dough until it forms into a soft dough.
Filling murukku maker with the dough .
Squeez it out on a ladle .
Drop it on to the hot oil.Wait for few minutes.
Gently drop it and fry unti it turns crispy and golden in colour.
Crispy garlic murukku is ready to serve