Cashew murukku, mundhiri murukku is a crispy snack, with rice flour and cashews as main ingredients. Mini version to make it exciting. Perfect for festivals like Krishna Janmashtami and Diwali. You can also make it for snack time.
I had this recipe for mundhiri murukku from last year Diwali itself. My MIL told this recipe after seeing it in a cookery show.
But could not post it. But this is the perfect time for posting these cute tiny murukkus for Janmashtami. Kutti kutti murukku for kutti Krishnar.
I have seen this Chinna chinna murukku in Sri krishna sweets.
So this one is inspired from it. My MIL told to try as chinna chinna kai murukku, but I made it in murukku press itself.
Kids would love this too as they are looking cute. I had fun making this murukku.
Do try it for your family. It is easy, comes out light and crispy, golden in color too, with simple ingredients at home!
Reading the name cashew nut murukku may give you an impression that it is majorly with cashews. But it's not, contrary it is with rice flour.
You can use store bought rice flour or Homemade. Do check out how to make rice flour in my website.
I use idiyappam flour, for the fact it is processed and makes it easier to cook, fried and hence perfect crispy mundhiri murukku.
Cashew murukku, mundhiri murukku
- Rice flour / idiyappam flour - 1 cup
- Cashew nuts - 15
- Asafoetida / hing/ Perungayam - 1 generous pinch
- Sesame seeds - 1 & ½ tsp
- Ghee/ melted butter - 1 tsp optional
- Oil - For deep frying
- Grind cashew nuts with little water, smoothly. There shouldn’t be any cashew bits seen.
- Place the rice flour, salt, asafoetida, sesame seeds, ghee in a mixing bowl. Add the ground cashew to it. Add enough water little by little and make a smooth dough without any cracks. Should not be sticky either.
- Take a single holed star or this colver shaped plate in the murukku press. Fill the press with dough.
- Press into small coils/ circles as shown in the picture. You can press in greased ladles (you may need a lot) or greased back of a plate, or even greased small flat plates. Heat oil in a kadai and when hot, drop these tiny murukkus carefully into oil. You can slide each one slowly along the sides of the kadai.
- Cook in medium flame. Turn the murukku in between and cook until bubble ceases and shh… sound stops.Drain in paper towels and repeat to finish the dough.
1. Grind cashew nuts with little water, smoothly. There shouldn’t be any cashew bits seen.
2. Place the rice flour, salt, asafoetida, sesame seeds, ghee in a mixing bowl. Add the ground cashew to it.
Springkle enough water little by little and make a smooth dough without any cracks. Should not be sticky either.
3. Take a single holed star or this clover shaped plate in the murukku press. Fill the press with dough.
4. Press into small coils/ circles as shown in the picture. You can press in greased ladles (you may need a lot) or greased back of a plate, or even greased small flat plates.
Heat oil in a kadai and when hot, drop these tiny murukkus carefully into oil. You can slide each one slowly along the sides of the kadai.
5. Cook in medium flame. Turn the murukku in between and cook until bubble ceases and shh… sound stops.
Drain in paper towels and repeat to finish the dough.
Store in air tight containers after it completely cools down. Enjoy!
Tempting muruku, regularly we use coconut milk muruku. Its different
Super tempting murukku. Krishnar will enjoy for sure
inviting rich murukku and sure He will enjoy this
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super tasty murukku
That's pretty . Lovely too
Lovely muruku thank you for the superb rich muruku
Super muruku sure krishna likes it
Cute murukkus .seems to be easily done.
Good interesting recipe
so nicely it has come out 🙂
The test is one my patience - waiting to offer to Krishnar before eating them.
I tried this for krishna jayanthi this time. Came out super good. Thanks Raks!!
I tried many of your dishes. It came out good. Can I use the store bought rice flour for this murrukku ?
Sure you can
Hello mam, I am a regular follower of your blog, I tried and tasted this muruku recipe today, but I felt the cashew flavor was very mild. I felt the taste was a little lesser than expected. I added the quantity as mentioned in ur recipe. Where would I be wrong ?
It will have very mild flavour or be will like any other murukku murukku only.
this is a super simple snack. I tried this today and came out very well!! thanks 🙂
Can white sesame seed be used instead of black?
Hi Raji I tried this murukku it's amazing. Infact this is my first time. I can proudly say,I started cooking after checking ur blog it's very helpful for newcomers.
Tried it. It came out very well. Crispy n perfect.
Came out amazing!! Couldn't help myself from eating them as I did the murukku. Was very hard to control myself!!
Hi Raji...I tried with normal rice flour..followed your recipe exactly..Don't know why the dough was very hard to press...I was tired trying with just cups of flour...please help me where I went wrong..
If it is hard to press, you can try making the dough loose by including more water content. Dip the dough in water and knead for having control over the water. Also, I recommend using screw type murukku press. Let me know if you have more questions.