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Aval murukku

Aval murukku is a perfect snack, easy to prepare with simple ingredients in the pantry. Full video recipe for Gokulashtami 2019. Super crispy and light murukku.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 14 murukku


  • ½ cup Aval/ poha/ flattened rice
  • ½ cup rice flour I used idiyappam flour
  • 1 tablespoon Butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon Omam/ Ajwain
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • teaspoon Asafoetida
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil to deep fry


  • Wash and soak aval in hot water for 20 mins. Water should be just enough to immerse the aval. Keep covered.
  • After 20 mins, all the water will be absorbed by the aval.
  • Take the soaked aval in mixie. Grind it with melted butter.
  • Make sure to grind really smooth by wiping down the sides several times in between grinding. It should be smooth.
  • Transfer the ground aval paste to a mixing bowl.
  • Add rice flour, ajwain, cumin seeds, salt, asafoetida and make a smooth soft dough. No need for water. Refer notes.
  • Take a murukku press with small hole plate and fill it with prepared dough.
  • Heat enough oil in a kadai. Grease several flat ladles and squeeze murukku over it.
  • Transfer the squeezed murukku into hot oil.
  • Once bubbles reduce in one side, flip and cook the other side in medium flame.
  • Wait until bubble ceases and drain over paper towel. Repeat to finish.



  • Add water just as needed for soaking aval.
  • After grinding if the aval has more water content, you might need more rice flour to make a dough than ½ cup as mentioned in recipe, so sprinkle more as needed to make dough.
  • In case you added too little water for soaking aval, while grinding, it will be too dry to grind and it wont get ground properly. So add 1 tablespoon of water or as needed to grind it smoothly. I suggest to watch the video for reference of the consistency and water to be used.
  • Always stand in safe distance from oil. Though this murukku won't burst, I suggest this for all the hot  oil handling snacks.