Friday, February 26, 2010

మణుగుపూలు / Manugupulu/Janthikalu/ Murukulu/ Rice flour snack

2cups Rice flour
1/2cup Moong dal
2tsp jeera/cumin seeds
4tsp sesame seeds (Optional)
Oil for deep frying
1tsp.Red chilli powder
Salt to taste.
3 tbsp hot oil or butter

Preparation :
1. Pressure cook moong dal.
2. In a wide bowl add rice flour,moong dal paste, chili powder, salt, sesame seeds and cumin seeds mix it well.
3. Add 3tbsp.oil(hot oil) or butter,mix it well, by adding enough water make a dough of roti dough consistency.
4. In a deep frying pan add oil for deep frying, once the oil is hot enough for frying(oil should not be too hot, this makes murukulu get burnt)
5. Now take the mould(can be bought from Indian store) keep enough dough in to it, press it in hot oil, fry them until they are light golden brown in color, fry them in batches and drain on a paper towel.
6. Store them in air tight container.

Variations: Instead of moong dal you can use urad dal or puttnala pappu( Dalia). If you are using putnala pappu then just grind it and mix it in the rice flour, no need to pressure cook.

Learnt this from my mom-in-law (Manjuvani):)


  1. baaboi, adarakodutunnaru meeriddaru kalisi....
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    video denitho theesavu?
    edit ela cheysavu ?
    koncham andariki cheptaava?
    others can also start adding videos to the recipes kada...

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  3. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    but Kalyani didi, you know na how scared I am of rice flour recipes, hehe. I could try it out though since you clearly say it's roti dough kind...
    BTW, I think dalia is broken wheat, putnala pappu is bhuna huva chana daal.

  4. yeah it is like roti dough ..... even I tried this recipe for the first time ofcourse i have seen mom-in-law making these before... but I am sure you will not go wrong in making them...

  5. I have a big big doubt, how much water should I pressure cook moong dal in and how many whistles? please specify in your recipe, thanks

  6. kotta kodalu addara kottestondi........chala bagundi. But I dont make it this way, will try it sometime!

  7. @ vine.. I usually add 1.5 cups of water to 1 cup of dal and pressure cook till 3 whistles