Murukulu Janthikalu#SundayFunday

Murukulu also known as Janthikulu is a savory snack of the Andhra cuisine. This Murukku is a mixture of urad dal flour and rice flour. Its easy to make and a addictive snack. We love the crispness and the buttery taste of this snack.
An ideal festival savory snack, these are vegan & gluten free, prefect for kid's tiffin. They stay crisp and fresh in your pantry shelf for a month or more if stored in an airtight container.

1 Cup Measurement = 200 Ml
4 Cups Rice Flour
1 Cup Urad Dal flour
2 Tablespoons White Butter or any
1 Cup Warm Water or as required
1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder - optional
1 Teaspoon Each White & Black Sesame seeds
Oil for deep frying

Take a pan dry roast urad dal flour lightly for a few minutes. See that it does not change color or burn. Keep aside to cool.
In a bowl add flours, sesame seeds, salt, butter, mix well till it represents bread crumbs. 
Then add warm water little by little as need to make a soft dough.
Take the murukulu press ( a disk with three holes)
add the dough into it and press on top into hot oil a make a 
Or this one, make a round murukku. 
Fry till light golden brown on medium flame, then remove. Keep it on an absorbent paper to remove the excess oil. When cooled store in an airtight container. 
This is a snack that can be made any time for children to have in the evening or to take as tiffin. My daughter use to take this as her tiffin to school.  

My Notes 
Grind 1 kg rice and 1/4 kg lightly roasted urad dal. Grind it in the flour mill. Make these any time in a jiffy.

Use white butter (this is homemade butter, which is used to make desi ghee) , it give a nice taste and make the murukulu more crispy.
You can add ajwain or coarsely ground cumin seeds.
Labels: Indian, Savory Snacks, Festival Sweets, Deep Fried, Rice flour, Urad Dal flour, Andhra Pradesh, Chakli, Murukulu, Vegan, Gluten free, Sunday Funday
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. I love muruku and this with rice and urad flour is one of my favourite. Never made at home. Now can try with your recipe

  2. What a fun snack and I think they would go very will with Mayuri's salsa.

  3. Besides the lunch food items for a picnic, we always need a snack to go with the coffee and tea. These murukulu are ideal.