No press Butter Murukku

Rounding up the bakshanams for this Diwali with one favorite savory item – Butter murukku. I did not have a murukku press, so I got creative and used my pastry bags to make these murukkus. The murukkus were funnily shaped, so Anand and I enjoyed a little game of “guess whats shape this is?” :D. The murukku was super crisp and tasted exactly like my Ammamma’s murukku.

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Happy Diwali everyone! 🙂 

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Cook time: 30 minutes; Recipe Source: Ammamma; Yields: 25-30 small murukkus 


  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Besan or Gram Flour – 2 tbsps
  • Butter – 2 tbsps
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to deep fry


Get all your ingredients together in a bowl and mix together using your hands to get a crummy texture. Now slowly add water to make a smooth dough that does NOT stick to your hand. Make sure the dough is not dry or else it will break when you are making your shapes.

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So here comes the fun part – using a piping bag with a nozzle, spread a little bit of oil on the back of your spatula and make murukku shapes on it. Don’t worry if its not a perfect murukku shape.

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Heat oil and once it is very hot, turn it down to medium and slowly immerse this spatula into the oil ~~ your murukku should automatically slide into the hot oil. Fry till it is nice and evenly brown.


Enjoy your fun shaped crunchy Murukku! 🙂

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