- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/4 cup urad dal flour (black gram flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or ghee
- Water as needed
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, asafoetida, and salt.
- Gradually add the melted butter or ghee to the dry ingredients and mix well to form a crumbly texture.
- Slowly add water, little by little, and knead the mixture into a soft, smooth dough. The dough should be pliable and not too sticky.
- Take a portion of the dough and place it inside a Murukku maker or chakli press fitted with the desired plate (star-shaped or plain).
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat.
- Squeeze the Murukku maker directly over the hot oil in a circular motion to form spiral shapes or any desired pattern.
- Fry the Murukku until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove them using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
- Let the Murukku cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Enjoy the crunchy and flavorful Murukku as a delightful Indian snack with tea or on its own!