Thenkuzhal – A South Indian savoury

         I have never tried making traditional Tamilnadu savouries by myself , infact I have never bothered to ask for a recipe or tried learning it from someone as I am not too fond of them. But my son loves them especially the popular murukkus. As my grandmother is here, I did not want to lose the opportunity to learn something from her. So one fine afternoon, we set out making the thenkuzhal murukkus. They tasted wonderful and I almost had a few while making them.They are certainly addictive!!

        I have recorded the step by step pictures so that it will be useful to beginners like me even when I will making them in future.

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Thenkuzhal - A South Indian savoury Yum

Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course snack
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Dry roast the rice flour for not more than 5 minutes.Place it on a big plate. Add the udid dal flour and cumin seeds powder and salt. Next add the butter and mix well and form a crumbly dough sprinkling few drops of water.
  2. Heat the oil for deep frying.Use a murukku press which has a small plate with three holes on it. Add a portion of dough in the press.Press in a circular form on a plastic sheet. Carefully using your hands drop it in the hot oil. Fry till it is done. Remove from oil on a vessels with holes to drain the oil.Repeat the same process with rest of the dough.
  3. To make it faster, drop 3 to 4 pieces in the hot oil. Fry for a minute. Remove from oil. Drop another 3-4 pieces in the oil. After frying for a minute, drop the half fried ones again in the oil. Now fry all the thenkuzhals till done completely.
  4. You can also directly press in the hot oil instead of a plastic sheet.
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  1. Lubna Karim

    One of my fav munching snack… them…looks crunchy and delectable…

  2. My favourite murukkus….

  3. One of my favorites, looks perfect:)

  4. Priya Suresh

    My fav anytime,feel like munching some.

  5. This is a must during Ganesh Chaturti at my mom’s place. She makes it every year. Looks heavenly!

  6. Gayathri NG

    One of my fav snack, nice color n perfectly made. Crunchy n delicious thenkuzhal…

  7. Shama Nagarajan

    simply delicious

  8. notyet100

    It feels so good to learn such traditional recipes from grandmother 🙂 looksyum,.

  9. jeyashrisuresh

    Wow perfectly made and neatly explained too.


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