Introduction: Achu Murukku: a Sweeter Version of Murukku Variety of South India

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Murruku is a South Indian crunchy snack food made mainly with rice flour. There are so many different varieties of Murukku. Achu Murukku is a sweeter version of this South Indian fried food made using a mold.

In Tamil language, Murukku means twisted because of its shape and Achu means Mold: Here a flower shaped mold is used to make Achu Murukku.

Step 1: Achu Murukku Mold

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The mold used to make Achu Murukku is made of thin metal sheet shaped like a flower. A  handle, about 12 inches long, is attached to the center of the flower shape. When you hold the handle perpendicular to the ground, the flower shaped mold stays facing downwards. These type of molds are readily available in Crocery shops in South India.

Step 2: Ingredients

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Ingredients required:
  • 1 cup raw rice flour
  • 1/2 cup maida / all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup sugar powder
  • 1 cup Raw coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Oil for deep frying about 300 ml

Step 3: Flour Mix

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Mix Rice flour, Maida / all purpose flour, powdered sugar and salt together in a bowl

Step 4: Coconut Milk

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Using a mixer / grinder, grind the raw coconut with water and extract the milk. About one cup of coconut milk is required to make the batter.

Step 5: Batter

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Add the coconut milk to the flour in the bowl and mix well with a spoon. Make sure that there are no lumps in the mix. Also, the batter should not be too thin or too thick and should be of medium consistency.

if the batter is too liquid it will not come out of the mold easily and if it is too thick you will not get crispy Murukku. Adjust the liquid consistency accordingly.

Step 6: Heating the Oil and the Mold

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Heat about 300 ml of oil in a frying pan. Here I have used refined Rice Bran oil.

When the oil is hot, dip the mold in oil and keep it for about a minute.

Step 7: Molding

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Immediately after taking out the mold from hot oil, dip in the batter to about two third depth of the mold. Do not dip the mold fully in the batter. When removed from the batter, you can find a fine layer of batter sticking to the mold (See second pic).

Deep fry the Murukku in hot oil by holding the handle of the mold. Keep the oil to medium heat.

Step 8: Removing From Mold

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When the Murukku is fully fried, remove the mold from hot oil and drain out excess oil.

Using a fork, press down the Murukku from the mold. It is very easy. The murukku will get released from the mold and will be somewhat flexible. Allowing it to cool will make it crispy.



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antoniraj (author)groovymama2013-06-18

thank you...

jprozas (author)2013-06-13

My grand mother make " flores" ( flowers) with egs, flour and olive oil in Spain.

antoniraj (author)jprozas2013-06-13

looks so nice and similar...I think the language is Spanish, but easy to follow with the photographs... Gracias por compartir

xenomachina (author)2013-05-21

Any advice on where to purchase this sort of mold?

cosmicaug (author)xenomachina2013-06-09

You could purchase a similar, but not identical, mold for the purpose of making Swedish rosettes. They are not made of sheet metal like the one shown on this instructable but they are otherwise similar. See, for example, .

xenomachina (author)cosmicaug2013-06-10

Thanks! These do appear to have a similar function.

antoniraj (author)xenomachina2013-05-21

this sort of ready-made molds are available in South Indian grocery shops only. Sheet metal working shops can easily make one if you show them the design.

cosmicaug (author)2013-06-09

The Swedish make something similar called rosettes (but with a wheat flour based batter). See for an example.

shizy25 (author)2013-05-26 Sri Lanka we call it kokis! :-) but yes...we use the achu... which means 'mold' :-)
good tutorial.
Are you Sri lankan?

antoniraj (author)shizy252013-05-26

No, I am from South India

Zadiac70 (author)2013-05-25

one of my fav, great instructions :)

ArticAkita (author)2013-05-24

wow thats neat!, clearly explained, & done!

antoniraj (author)ArticAkita2013-05-25


dchristo (author)2013-05-24

I love achu murukku,... fantastic

sabu.dawdy (author)2013-05-18

this look soooo cool

antoniraj (author)sabu.dawdy2013-05-18

thank you... try it at your home

sabu.dawdy (author)antoniraj2013-05-19

i don't have this mold..

antoniraj (author)sabu.dawdy2013-05-22

Sheet metal workers can easily make one if you show them the design. Hope you could find somebody who can make the mold

TheDailyNail (author)2013-05-21

So excited to try this! When I lived in Chennai, my coworker made these and they were SO yummy!

antoniraj (author)TheDailyNail2013-05-21

hope you got a mold to try this

Lost Moai (author)2013-05-21

I love the look of these. I wonder if the molding process would work with plain old pancake batter.

antoniraj (author)Lost Moai2013-05-21

Please try with the pancake batter.. I think it should work

protorob (author)2013-05-21


antoniraj (author)protorob2013-05-21

thank you...

sanorita (author)2013-05-19

Thanks for sharing murukku receipe

antoniraj (author)sanorita2013-05-19

You're welcome...

lmnopeas (author)2013-05-15

You totally nailed it with these! They look amazing!

antoniraj (author)lmnopeas2013-05-15

thank you for your appreciation...

HollyMann (author)2013-05-15

wow that just looks amazing - yum!

antoniraj (author)HollyMann2013-05-15

thank you...

ffcabral (author)2013-05-15

Ahhhh it looks so good! can you believe I never had any Indian food? And the more I see, the more I want! :D

antoniraj (author)ffcabral2013-05-15

thank you.. hope you will have a chance to taste Indian food in the near future...

Treasure Tabby (author)2013-05-14

Oo nice. Looks like Hana art that you can eat.

antoniraj (author)Treasure Tabby2013-05-14

thank you...

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-05-14

ohww, I just love murukku! now I know how to make them, thanks for sharing this recipe :)

you are welcome... try this at your home

jessyratfink (author)2013-05-14

Beautiful! I love eating these but I had no idea how they were made. :D

antoniraj (author)jessyratfink2013-05-14

thank you...

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