Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Murukulu (Janthikalu)

Murukulu is my husband's favourite snack. These are made often during festivals at our home.

I used the tool below to make these. It's very easy to use and convenient, and it needs very little effort/strength. We can make different shapes using the appropriate plates that come along with this tool.


Rice flour - 2 cups
Besan flour - 1/2 cup
Urad dal flour - 1/4 cup (Optional, I usually prepare this at home - fry the skinless urad dal till brown in color and powder them in a mixer)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Ajwine seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 table spoon (or as required)
Chilli powder - 2 table spoons (or as required)
Clarified butter - 3 tsp
Water - to make the batter (~ 1 and 1/2 cup)
Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
Oil - for deep frying

  • Mix the flours, seeds, salt, chilli powder, clarified butter into a batter using water (batter shouldn't be too thick, see the picture below). Adjust salt and chilli powder according to the taste.

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fill the murukulu tool with batter and dispense the batter in concentric circles in the hot oil. Actually the shape doesn't matter as long as it tastes good :)).

  • Flip the murukulu till both sides turn brown in color.
  • Cool them over a paper towel to absorb oil. Store them in an air tight container.


Parvathi said...


Janthikalu looks delicious. I will try. Keep posting.


Lakshmi said...

Thanks Paru.

Sujata Maharana said...

It was very nice.

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