Mundhiri Murukku – Cashewnut Murukku

October 25, 2015 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  11 comments

Murukku or any savoury snack is Chotu’s favourite!! This Mundhiri Murukku has become his latest favourite.  It is a very easy and quick to make snack with simple ingredients usually available in the kitchen. Do check out my Murukku & Payatham Mavu Murukku recipes posted earlier. This Mundhiri Murukku has a rich and unique taste. Is it not the best savoury snack to enjoy it for Diwali?!?

Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]


  • Rice Flour – 2 cups
  • Cashewnuts – 20
  • Butter / Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – to deep fry





  • Soak cashews in little water for 10-15 mins. Grind it into a smooth paste. Make sure there are no tiny bits. Take a wide bowl and add rice flour, salt, butter, asafoetida and sesame seeds. Mix well so that the butter is evenly mixed.

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  • Now add the cashew paste and enough water to make a soft dough. Grease the murukku press with little oil and add a batch of the dough in it. I used the single star press. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan to deep fry.

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  • Make round shaped murukku in a ladle and trasfer it carefully to the hot oil. When the sizzling sound starts subsiding, take it off and drain in a kitchen towel. Repeat the process for the rest of the dough.

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Thats it!! Crispy Mundhiri Murukku is ready!!

Store them in an airtight container.





  1. Ensure oil is hot when u deep fry. Fry it in medium flame always. Else it will get burnt and spoil the taste.
  2. U can use the 3 stars shaped achu and press it like thenguzhal.
  3. If the dough is not in the right consistency u will not be able to get perfect swirls. It will break in between. Sprinkle some water, knead the dough and then proceed if it is too dry.
  4. U can add 1/4 cup of urad dal flour too. I did not add as I wanted the unique flavour of cashew in it.

11 comments to Mundhiri Murukku – Cashewnut Murukku

  • Moumita Malla  says:

    A big wooooooooow for this recipe. .it looks much much better than that of store bought..want to taste it

  • Traditionallymodernfood  says:

    Murukku turned out and crispy snacks

  • padma  says:

    AMAZING!!….I never used cashew in murukku….Can imagine the divine taste!!

  • veena  says:

    looks so crisp and addictive

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    These look super delicious!

  • Sadhna Grover  says:

    Wow murukku with Cashew nut flavou, the colour of these murukkus are really nice and tempting.

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    super awesome delight with cashews…tasty murukku

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    just beautiful crispy cashew muruku…chakkuli…looks super..

  • gayathri  says:

    flavorful and crunchy murukku…can I have some ? yum yum !!!

  • Hema  says:

    Looks superb Sundari, the murukkus look perfect in shape and all in same size..

  • Shobha  says:

    A new & interesting murukku recipe…… to try for diwali.

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