Maida Murukku Recipe – Indian festival Snack – Fritters

Maida Murukku – Indian Festival Snack

Maida Murukku is an Indian snack (Fritter variety) made with the dough prepared from steam cooked maida & split pea flour, which is then shaped into coils & deep fried in oil. The method of preparing Maida murukku is similar to Rice flour Murukku except for steam cooking part. I was so bored of preparing that Rice flour Murukku for all the festivals, so for this Diwali I tried out this Maida Murukku which turned out very well. 🙂

Maida Murukku from Homemaking Delight

Maida Murukku from Homemaking Delight

I was chit-chatting with my mom about how bored I was with the usual Rice Murukku, when she came up with the idea of making murukku with Maida. The split pea flour & Maida would balance the texture, so you don’t need to worry about the greasiness. If you don’t have rice flour in stock, ‘Maida Muruku’ is an easy alternative to satisfy your Murukku-craving. 😀

Over to the Diwali special snack – Maida Murukku Recipe from Home-making-Delight..

Makes 15 Murukku


Maida (All purpose Flour) – 1 cup

Split peas flour (Fried gram flour – Pottu kadalai Maavu) – 1/4 cup

  • Roast & grind the Fried gram finely to make the flour

Sesame seeds (Ellu) – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp or as required

Water – 3/4 cup (roughly) or as required

Preparation Method:

  1. Sieve maida and steam cook the flour (covered in paper towel or clean cloth) in a pan for 15-20 mins & let it cool.IMG_2760

  2. Use your fingers to break the crumbs and add split peas flour, salt & sesame seeds.IMG_27623. Start kneading the dough with your hand by adding water little by little. Add warm oil, if required to make the dough smooth.IMG_27634. Use the single star press and fill the dough in the murukku maker.IMG_27785. Press the murukku maker gently to make 3 or 4 spirals of dough on a greased wax paper.IMG_27656. Heat oil in a kadai and cook the dough (shaped in spirals) in medium flame. Flip over and cook both sides.IMG_27697. When the murukku has started turning golden brown, remove from oil and drain it on a paper towel.IMG_27758. Repeat the same with rest of the dough and enjoy your delicious crispy Maida Murukku!!!IMG_2770

Looking for Diwali special Fritters?? You might be interested in Mullu Murukku or Ribbon Pakodas. Just check out our whole Diwali collection Recipe here.


Store your Maida Murukku in a dry air-tight container to retain the crispiness.

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