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Course Snack
Cuisine south Indian


  • Kadhai
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Murukku or Chakli Maker


  • 2 tsp Urad Dal or Split Black Gram, powdered into flour
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Jeera or Cumin
  • A Pinch of Asafetida
  • Oil For Frying
  • Salt to Taste


  • In a mixing bowl, add the rice flour, powdered urad dal, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Add salt and give it a good mix
  • Now add the butter and mix the butter well enough into the flour mix
  • Add water just enough to knead a dough.
  • Once the dough is made, take the chakli maker or murukku maker, available on all online supermarkets. Add the dough into the machine.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Once hot, using the chakli maker, squeeze the dough into the hot oil in the form of a small disc, in short bursts so that you get enough quantity of the snack in the hot oil. Make sure you grease the insides of the machine before you add the dough.
  • Fry all the discs to golden brown on both sides
  • You can now feast on the delicious savory snack – Thenkuzhal
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