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by admin on September 5th, 2010

Thenkuzhal / Mullu Murukku Recipe

Thenkuzhal is a tasty homemade snack. It can be made easily in small batches whenever needed. Homemade snacks are very good alternative to store bought snacks which has additives.


Rice flour – 3 cups

Besan / Bengal gram flour – 3/4 cup

Roasted moongdhal flour – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Butter – 2 tablespoons

Oil – 1/4 cup

You also need oil for deep frying.

You need sev sancha/murukku maker. This comes with different plates as an attachment. Use the star hole press/plate to make thenkuzhal.


Take a big bowl and add besan/bengal gram dhal, rice flour, roasted moongdhal flour, salt and mix well.  Now add butter and oil (1/4 cup) to the mixture and mix well.

Add sufficient water and mix the dough well, the dough should be the consistency of chappathi dough, soft and pliable.

Keep oil in the kadai for deep frying. Check the oil for the right temperature by dropping a tiny ball of the dough, it should sizzle up. If it sinks into the oil, you need to wait for a few more minutes for the oil to heat up.

Now take a handful of dough and fill the press and squeeze it into the oil in a circular fashion to avoid overlapping. Allow it to cook by turning it occasionally and until the bubble noise in the oil settles down.

You need to make sure that you do not over crowd the kadai/pan. Continue to do in batches for the remaining dough.

Now remove from the heat and place the thenkuzhal in the strainer,  drain the oil and store it in a dry and airtight container.

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