Butter Murukku

Butter Murukku

Murukku is a South Indian snack made using a mix of rice flour and urad or gram flour. It needs a murukku or idiyappam maker which has different attachments for different shapes. The word Murukku is derived from the Tamil word for twisted, which is how we can define it’s shape.

Murukku has different shapes as well as flavours. The butter murukku or benne murukku is piped directly into hot oil and it keeps breaking as it drops. The texture of benne murukku as you bite into it is soft and yet crunchy. Also, this is non-spicy, making it the perfect snack for little ones.

Butter Murukku
Butter Murukku

Murukku is a great snack option with your evening cup of tea or coffee. You can make it in larger quantities and store it in an airtight container. But I must say – this is quite an addictive snack. I am never able to stop after a few pieces..:)

Butter Murukku

Course: Snacks and SavouriesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A good snack to have with your evening cup or coffee…


  • Rice flour – 1/2 cup

  • Gram flour /Besan – 6 tbsp

  • Butter – 2 tbsp

  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp

  • Hing – 1/8 tsp

  • Salt – as per taste

  • Water – add as needed

  • Oil for frying


  • Keep oil for heating in a kadai.
  • Mix together the rice and gram flour. Rub in the butter with your fingers till it resembles bread crumbs.
  • To this, add cumin seeds, hing and salt and mix well. Add water little by little to knead it into a smooth dough.
  • Fill the murukku maker with the dough and pipe it directly into hot oil at medium heat.
  • Fry it till it is crispy but doesn’t change color much.
  • Store it in an airtight container once it cools down.

Recipe Video

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