Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kai Murukku - Diwali Prep Week

Diwali aka 'Festival of Lights' is a festival celebrated in India. People make sweets/snacks and share it with relatives and friends.

Kai Muruku, is a famous hand-made Indian savory snack. Its an art and requires lot of patience and practice to make it.

Kai suthu murukku (Hand spun) is prepared by getting a string of dough and twisting it while winding it into a ring. This process is very hard, requires patience and is highly technical work.

My mother-in-law made this awesome kai murukku and I tried to learn it but just wasted some dough :)

Makes : 20

  • Par-Boiled Rice - 2 cup
  • Urad dal Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Oil 
  • Salt


  1. Soak rice for 2 hrs and grind to smooth paste by adding little water. 
  2. In low flame slightly roast urad dal flour 
  3. Mix ground rice, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, melted butter, salt to form smooth dough
  4. Place greased ziploc sheet in a plate
  5. Make lime size ball of the dough
  6. Using thumb and index finger twist and rotate the dough to get spiral shape of murukku in greased plate
  7. Repeat it for remaining dough 
  8. Allow the muruku to set for couple of mins before frying
  9. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry murukku till its golden brown and flip it to cook both sides
  10. Store in air-tight container


  1. Rolled to perfection :) first time here and loving your snacky posts :)

    Wish you a Wonderful and safe Deepavali


  2. Deepavali 2018 is Hindu's religious celebration of lights and sound.
    People love to share Diwali ,Rangoli photos,Images,wallpapers,pictures,Gif images,
    In this year 2018, We Wish you in Advance " Happy Diwali "


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