Ring Murukku (Fried Rice Flour Rings)

Ring Murukku (Fried Rice Flour Rings) is a traditional south Indian snackmade during special occasions. It is made using homemade rice flour , black gram, sesame seeds and cumin seeds. The freshly homemade rice flour really enhances the flavor of the Murukku.

Step 1: Ingredients

1) Raw Rice - 2 Cups

2) Urad Dal - 2 Tbsp

3) Red Chilli Powder - 1 Tsp (as per taste)

4) Sesame seeds - 1 Tsp

5) Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp

6) Butter - 1 Tbsp

7) Salt - as per taste

8) Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

9) Oil for frying

Step 2: Making of Homemade Rice Flour Especially for Murukku

1) Wash and Soak the raw rice for 2 to 3 hours.

2) Drain all the water from the soaked rice and spread it on the kitchen towel and allow it air dry for few hours (2 to 3 hours)
3) The rice should only be 90% dry and should have little moisture in it. That is what is preferred.

4) Then Grind the rice into a fine rice powder and sieve it gently 2 to 3 times.

Fresh Homemade Rice Flour is ready now !


The Soaked rice should not be sun dried. It should be dried in shade till it is 90% dry.

Step 3: Making the Murukku Dough

1) Wash and Soak the urad dal/black gram for 2 to 3 hours.

2) Grind the urad dal into a fine paste with little water and keep it aside.

3) In a bowl, add homemade rice flour, ground urad dal/black gram, asafoetida, butter, sesame seeds, chili powder, cumin seeds and mix well.

The Murukku Dough is ready now.

Step 4: Making the Ring Murukku

1) Take a small portions of the dough and roll it into a string of equal lengths.

2) Then pinch both the ends of the string to form a ring. Make as many required.

3) In a pan, add oil and heat to medium to high temperature.

4) Then add the murukku rings to the oil and keep frying till it turns golden brown.

Ring Murukku is ready now !

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    8 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Ooh Waw, these rings sounds so delectable & look just Amazing too!



    2 years ago

    aha! i was confused because you mentioned black gram, then it wasn't listed in the ingredients, but urad dal was... i see they are the same thing.


    3 years ago

    Uh... grind the rice with what, exactly? My mortar and pestle? Does this recipe require a grain grinder or something???

    1 reply

    3 years ago

    I can't eat common flours due to my gluten-free diet, so I'm always using other grains instead. If I grind rice the way you describe in here, could it be used for baking bread? And, how should I store it to keep it as fresh as possible? Thank you!

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    Pavithra Arunkumarcurbowman

    Reply 3 years ago

    I have grind the rice when it is 90 % dry and has little moisture in it. To make the Fried Rice Flour Rings, the rice flour should have a little moisture content so used the flour right away after grinding.

    In order to store the rice flour,

    * In a wide skillet add the the rice flour and dry roast it by stirring continuously keeping on a low to medium heat. Be careful not to burn the flour.

    * Once the flour is completely dry and cool down store it in a air tight container in refrigerator.(If needed u can sift again)

    Now the flour you can be used for baking needs.

    Sorry for delayed reply.

    Thank you!