Poondu/Garlic Murukku

This is a very flavorful murukku which is my kiddo's favorite and whenever I ask him for any snack his reply will be murukku(mukkuru thats how he pronounces).As murukku is a favorite for kids thought it would be a good choice for kids back to hostel food.
This one is made with roasted gram dhal(pottukadalai) powder or  gram flour(kadalamaavu/besan) along with rice flour.Garlic and red chilly paste is the highlight of this murukku which gives a very nice flavor.My mom uses curry leaves along with the garlic and red chilly but I didn't have fresh curry leaves I avoided.Here is the recipe..............................


Rice flour/arisimaavu3cups
Hot oil1tbs
Garlic/poondu 4-5cloves
Redchilly/varamilagai 5nos.
Oilfor frying

  • Grind the garlic and red chilly to a fine paste and keep it aside.Heat a pan with oil and keep it in a medium flame.
  • Sieve the flours and take it in a bowl,add salt to it.To this add the ground paste,hot oil,butter and mix it to a dough with water.
  • Fill the murukku press with the prepared dough with the single eyed star disc.Squeeze it into a circular motion and make the spirals as shown on a plate or paper or a rolling board.
  • Drop the spirals in the hot oil and cook it in a medium flame till the sizzling sound ceases or till golden.Drain it on a paper towel.
  • Store it in an airtight container after it cools completely.


  • This murukku doesn't need cumin seeds or sesame seeds,as the flavor of the garlic is enough.
  • Grind the garlic and red chilly to a very fine paste otherwise pass it through a strainer if it is not grind properly.
  • Instead of making spirals it can be directly squeeze into the oil.

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Super flavored murukku... Loved ur clicks too...

Very flavourful murukku. I love garlic taste in snacks...

Love anything with garlic ...adding in murukku is great..

Perfect sized murukkus.love the clicks as always.

Flavorful murukku,luks so perfect and yum...

those murukkus look yumm and so r the clicks

very very yummy... i love garlic flavor of the murukku.... i can bite this all the times...

looks delectable, love the addition of garlic..

perfect looking murukku...love garlic flavor in it..

Wow...super crunchy n yummy murukku, my fav too..I make the same way but not as spirals, thool murukku :)
Lovely presentation n pics Nalini! Liked the 4th pic :)

I like this crunchy murukku ,super tempting to see them.

I am a garlic lover so this murukku is for me only ;-) Well done

Crunchy munchy flavourful murukkus, wish i get a bag of this beauties, beautiful captures Nalini.

Looks really delicious and eye appealing. Loved the clicks a lot :)

liked your second click dear :) murukku looks too crispy and yummy..

So perfect and uniform, awesome..

Perfect murukulu. Nice click

Perfectly made murukkus and beautiful n tempting clicks too

Murukkus have been captured beautifully in every picture. You have made them into perfect spirals.

I love those doilies and the color of the murukku. Kudos

Perfectly made mukkurus...I mean murukkus :)

perfect shape, never ever tasted garlic muruku . very interesting recipe

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Photos are so great. Look so nice and crispy

Love this flavourful murukku!! Lovely pictorial..

so droolworthy pictures!!!! so tempting and so perfect with coffee!!
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very nice murukku......thank u nalini

Wow!!so yummy it is!! I did it today..it came out very well!!thanks for the recipe..🙏😀

Wow!!so yummy it is!! I did it today..it came out very well!!thanks for the recipe..🙏😀

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Very good recipe , I like the way it is present , Great job
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