- vegetable oil
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- salt to taste
- a pinch of asafoetida
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp bengal gram — roasted
- ½ cup gram flour
- 2 cups rice flour
Butter murukku is an Indian snack that is famous for its crunchiness and crispiness. It is especially relished during the festive seasons. Interestingly, the recipe derives its name from the shape of this delicacy which is twisted, just like the many flavors it encapsulates! Butter chakli is another name for this all-time favorite snack!
With a crunchy outer layer, this butter murukku melts in your mouth. An authentic festival delicacy across the nation, this snack is a favorite among kids.
The primary ingredient of the dish is rice flour which is rich in fiber. It is also gluten-free and is known to enhance the functioning of the liver.
How to make Butter Murukku Recipe
The portions of dough that you are not frying currently have to be kept covered in a moist cloth so they do not dry up. Also, in the pan, ensure the murukkus are not crowded as it will lead to inconsistent cooking, crisp in the outer layer and not cooked evenly through.
The butter murukku recipe originated in South India from where it traveled to the northern parts of the country (where it is called ‘chakli’). The murukku even crossed borders, making its presence felt in Singapore, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.
It is widely served at housewarming parties and during the Diwali and Pongal festivals.