Murukku Vathal/Koozh Vathal(Vadam)

Murukku vathal is also called as koozh vathal and we make it every summer and stored.In my grandparents place every summer vacation my mom,her sister and aunts make this vadam in a large quantity.When we were kids my cousins,sister and myself used to help them in spreading the vadam in the terrace.This vadam needs a lot of sunlight and it takes 3 days atleast to dry.
As the temperature reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit here I wanted to try the vadam this year for first time as per my mom's method.I scaled down the measurement as the space for me to spread the vadam is less.It came out very nice and here goes the recipe........


Rice Flour/Arisi maavu2cups
Green chilly10-12nos.
Cumin seeds/jeeragam2tsp
Salt2tsp or as needed


                            Soak the sago for 1-2 hours and grind it in a blender along with green chillies to a fine paste.In a wide bowl take the rice flour,ground paste,salt,asafoetida and mix it well with 2-3 cups of water and keep aside.
Keep a heavy bottom pan in the stove top and boil the remaining water,once the water starts boil add the prepared mixture to the boiling water.
Stir it continuously till the mixture reaches a dough like consistency as shown in the picture and make sure no lumps formed.Finally add the cumin seeds and give it a mix.Let it cool down.
Meanwhile spread a wet cotton cloth or plastic sheet in a sunny area.Fill the murukku maker with prepared koozh with a single eyed star or tape shaped disc.Squeeze it on the cloth or plastic sheet to a straight line evenly.Let it dry in the hot sun for 3 days.After it dries completely peel it from the plastic sheet or cloth and dry it completely till it becomes crisp,store it in containers.
Fry it in the oil whenever needed.

  • The amount of water depends on the quality of rice and sago,so keep in reserve some hot water.
  • If the prepared batter is too thick the add the hot water and mix it well.
  • One tbs of lemon juice can be added to the koozh after cooling for tangy taste.
  • Make sure the mixture becomes cool while squeezing otherwise the vadam turns out brown in clour while frying.
  • Instead of rice flour the raw rice can be soaked and grind it to a paste and used.
  • If you are using cotton cloth for squeezing,sprinkle water to remove the dried vadams from the cloth for easy removal and dry it completely.


i love muruku vathal.. perfectly done..

Wish we could have some right now! The weather here is perfect for this recipe but evening brings in thunderstorms too....

Crisp vathal..feel to have some:-)

This is my hubb's favorite. Looks so crispy

same pinch! I made some this week!

Nice tutorial Nalini!

Very crispy and yummy murukku vathal. Perfect one.

Murukku vathal have turned out perfect.

murukku vathal really looks super delicious to munch with sambhar rice...

Yummy and tasty murruku vathal. Miss these badly

i just love them wid rice..looks so nice

Wow I feel hungry now .Looks so inviting

Love this vathal with a bowl of sambar rice,my fav..

A month ago, I prepared this. But cudn't capture the pictures as it was prepared early in the morning.My fav with all kind of foods. Appadiye saapiduven.. :-)

my grandmother used to make these, its been so long i had these..looks great dear :)

the receipe is same as my mother does but my mother is nomore and i have prepared myself for the first time it came wonderful tnx

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