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Palak murukku

Palak murukku is a simple easy snack made with Indian spinach,rice flour and chickpea flour (Besan) as main ingredient. With step by step pictures.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • ¼ cup Besan/ gram flour
  • ¾ cup Spinach
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 2 teaspoon Butter
  • ½ teaspoon Ajwain/ Omam
  • 1 generous pinch Asafoetida
  • Salt – as needed


  • First remove the thick vine in the spinach, chop roughly and measure ¾ cup.
  • Grind it with green chilli, little water to a smooth paste.
  • Take rice flour, besan, butter, ajwain, asafoetida and salt in a mixing bowl, add. Mix well.
  • Add the ground puree and add required water to make a smooth dough without cracks.
  • Fill murukku press with prepared dough. I used the star shaped hole plate.
  • Squeeze into murukkus in a greased plate. I did mini version. But you can do regular chakli as well. Invert the plate into hot oil heated in a kadai. Be gentle when you invert, careful to not get any hot oil splash.
  • Cook in medium flame until the sound reduces and flip to cook in low flame until the bubbles reduce completely without changing it’s  colour.
  • Drain in paper towels. Repeat to finish the dough.



  • Since I make mini murukku, I greased a plate and did over it, inverted into the oil. It was pretty easy to do.
  • While dropping the murukku in oil, it should be hot. Cook in medium and low flames to get crispy result without changing the colour of the chakli.
  • If you do not have patience to cook in medium and low heat, then the colour might not be green.
  • Also if you do not cook properly, the  murukku will be soft inside and later become too hard to bite. Cook thoroughly to get crispy texture.