Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sago muruku- ICC cooking challenge March 2010

Sagu Biyyam Muruku / Sago Muruku -A tasty savory snack made from Sago, rice flour and chickpea flour. Delicately flavoured with curd, chilli and salt, it is formed into spirals using a muruku maker and deep fried till golden brown. A mouth watering delectable crunchy snack ideal for that teatime treat.

The recipe was provided by -Srivali of Cooking 4 all seasons.

Rice Flour 2 cups
Besan flour 1/2 cup
Fried gram flour - 1/2 cup
Sago - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
50 grams oil
Curd - 50 grams (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup water
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or as per taste
2 green chillies finely crushed.
Oil for frying

Special Utensil

Muruku Achu


1.Mix together curd and water to make buttermilk. Soak the sago in butter milk for 3 hours. (It is important to do this or else sago will burst in frying process.)
2. Mix all the flour together, heat 50 grams oil, mix to the flour along with salt and chilli powder and green chillies. (Take care oil is hot mix with a spoon)
3. Add the butter milk soaked sago slowly and knead to a chapatti dough consistency.
4. Heat the oil for deep frying.
5. In the muruku achu, add the dough.
6. Press out the murukus in a round coil shape on cooking foil. (This makes lifting the muruku easier when transferring to hot oil.
7. Once you have pressed out few murukus, secure the end of each muruku by gently pressing it down to overlap slightly so that muruku does not unravel when dropped in hot oil.
8. Gently lift muruku from foil using spatula and drop in hot oil .Fry on medium flame to ensure the muruku is cooked well and golden brown.

9 .Drain the murukus on kitchen paper and repeat process till all the dough is used up.
10. Store murukus in an airtight container to keep fresh.


Ensure sago soaks in buttermilk well and is soft or else it will burst when you fry muruku in hot oil. Cook on medium heat to ensure even cooking turning the muruku in oil frequently.
Fried gram flour is fried channa dhal that is available commercially. It is general sold as the dhal, we have to powder it at home. This is also referred as chutney dhal as it is used in making coconut chutney.

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  1. looks so crunchy and perfectly made!

  2. Murukku looks crispy and crunchy. Nice presentation.

  3. Nice, perfect murukku and artistic photos :) Thanks for visiting my blog

  4. looks perfect and crispy...I too posted for ICC...

  5. Muruku looks so crunchy and perfectly made!

  6. Muruku is my favorite too, yours turns our perfect and beautiful color....

  7. Sooo crispy and delicious.....

  8. I like to eat muruku, usually will buy this from Indian shop. Yours look crispy and good.

  9. wow they look yummy pics are well taken too

  10. wow! crispy and yummy murrukku..

  11. looks perfect..crunchy.

  12. Looks so perfect and crunchy too Nayna!!

  13. It has come out so perfect for you..guess you enjoyed the challenge

  14. these have come out perfect..nice and crispy..

  15. Nayna,

    Murukku looks really good and yummy. You are able to get the shape, however i am not still it taste good.

  16. Murukkus look so crispy and yum...nice pictures :)

  17. They look perfect. I got my husband to press the dough and he wasn't bothered to make perfect circles.:)

  18. Wow those murukus r looking so perfect...thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful recipe..and thanks for the lovely comments u made in my blog...take care...

  19. Omg murukku is everywhere today, now I have to make this snack. Mouth-drooling!!

  20. Your muruku have perfect shape! Mine are all broken murukus...

  21. Love muruku! Home made ones must be really delisious!

  22. Sago murukku luks crispy and delicious...i am planning to try this muruku..thanQ for visiting my blog..

  23. lovely pictures and the sago must have been really crisp in the murukku..

  24. Thanks for ur Vishu wishes dear..Wow tis challenge is going to be a grt hit.All the blogs I visited now have posted this one..Urs too look so crispy and crunchy..

  25. tempting pics.Murukku look perfect n crispy.Thanks for visitng.Will visit u often

  26. Crispy and perfect murukus u've got!

  27. Delish looking murukus. Pass me some? :P

  28. Muruku has come out so well..thanks for joining!

  29. Interesting.First time about sago muruku.

  30. My mum had that special utensil! She used it to make noodles for a desert called falooda.

  31. I shall be trying some of these to satisfy my savoury pregnancy cravings


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