Thayir Murukku - Easy Diwali Snacks Recipe | Ezcookbook

Murukku is a popular south Indian savoury treat and murukku means twisted in tamil. All these kind of savouries has special place in diwali/deepavali. Diwali is round the corner as just three days left and I would like share with you this Thayir murukku recipe. This  is different from regular murukku as it is made with curd and rice flour combination. 

Thayir murukku, my all time favorite savoury treat since from my childhood. My Amma makes it more deliciously whenever I ask for this murukku. Even my daughter is a great fan to this spicy sour Murukku. The addition of curd to the dough instead of water gives it entirely a unique taste that crave you to have for more without a doubt. This thayir murukku is crispy yet soft as other murukku with a nice taste to relish.

Also try for other murukku recipes :

Preparation & Cooking Time :45-60 minutes

Yield : 250 - 300 gram


Rice Flour - 1 1/2 cup
Maida / APF - 1/2 cup
Beaten Curd - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Asefoetida - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying


  • Sift and combine the rice flour, maida, chilli powder, salt, sesame, asefoetida and oil in a mixing bowl. Beat one cup of curd and pour gradually using spoon to the flour mixture little by little. Knead well to get a stiff and non sticky dough. Cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel and let it rest. 

  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep kadai or wok and fill the prepared dough in the murukku maker using the slotted dice as shown in the figure. 

  • Press to make a circular murukku to the oil directly or do it in the back of the ladle and fry in the hot oil. Make sure to fry in the medium flame to fry evenly. Fry the murukku until golden brown both sides.
  • Drain in the colander lined with kitchen tissue, repeat to finish the remaining dough. Cool the murukku to room temperature before storing in a container. The murukku stays good for 10 days.


  • You can add ground green paste instead of chilli powder as a variation.
  • You can replace sesame seeds with cumin seeds.
  • Sour curd can work well to this murukku. Add curd little by little as needed to form a stiff dough.

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