Rose Cookies with Eggs

Rose cookies is prepared in my house for Christmas . These are called by different names like Achu Murukku, Achappam in the South of India. These are deep fried cookies which are easy to make, yet delicious. To make these you require a mold, which is heated in oil and then dipped into the batter , there various shapes and sizes of mold in every household. I have made a flower mold. 

According to wiki these Rose cookies  are typical Anglo Indian cookie, why they are called so, I do not know. What I remember from my childhood days that my mother use to make these for Christmas. When I started working, have seen my non - christian friends from the South of India also make 
eggless rose cookies for Diwali.   Making these are time consuming but worth the effort.  It gives me great happiness when all are done to perfection.  My friends and relatives just wait for these cookies of mine.

Sending these to Mena's Cooking Club, this month theme is Cookies.


2 Cups All Purpose Flour 
3/4 Cup Rice Flour 
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Granulated
1 Cup Thick Coconut Milk - I used homemade
A pinch of Salt
1 Tablespoon  Black Sesame Seeds - optional
Water or Milk as required to make batter
Oil for Deep frying


Sieve the rice and all purpose flour together thrice.

Beat the eggs  in a bowl,  add the flour,  sugar, salt, seeds and keep mixing using the coconut milk little at a time to make a smooth batter ( lump free).  Add  more water and make a thick and smooth batter ( lump free),  keep aside to rest for 15 minutes.  Just before making the cookies add more water to  make  a batter like for pancakes.   

To make the Rose Cookies

Take a wok or kadai pour enough oil  for deep frying,  place on heat and now place the mold into the oil.  Keep it immersed in oil till the  mold is very hot, remove from the oil and lightly dip 3/4th way only into the batter ( the batter should thick enough to coat the mold) -  then  dip it back into the oil - wait for a minute and start shaking the mold, the Cookie will leave the mold - fry the cookie on both sides till golden  remove and place on a absorbent paper to drain  excess oil.   Again place the mold in oil till hot then into the batter, continue making the cookies with the remaining batter in the same sequence.

Let  these cookies cooled completely , place in air tight containers. These remain good for  month, since we make them for Christmas , half go distribution and  remaining we have for tea.  These make a good snack and are crisp. 

Labels : Rose Cookies, Festival Sweets, Mena Cooking Club

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. These look great, well done!

  2. What a cool little tool, it looks hard to work though lol. They look a bit like waffles, but I bet that added coconut is so good.

  3. The shape and colour of these cookies remind me of American waffles, very cute and I really like rose flavour in baked goods / fried sweets.

  4. These are so cool! I have seen a similar type of cookie in a Thai restaurant and wondered how they shaped it, with a mold like this. Love your recipe!

  5. Sneha! I know these achuappama.. we always had store bought of gifted by someone during festivals.. it is a very south Indian cookie and is called Rose cookies because the mould is like a flower! The eggless ones are harder I think... I like these which are crispy and soft :-P Yum!

  6. I always love these but don't have an achu to actually try making them... In fact my kids just devour these in seconds... looks so well made...

  7. Why it becomes soggy after a day

  8. How many rose cookies can be made with this recipe please tell.

  9. How many rose cookies can be made with recipe?