Butter Murukku

Butter Murukku

Butter Murukku Recipe | White Chakli - Butter Chakli | Benne Chakli with detailed photo and video recipe. Basically, a simple and easy deep-fried snack made especially during festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Krishna Janmashtami. It is known for its butter-like texture and more importantly white in color making it an interesting snack. Compared to other traditional chaklis, it is soft and tender in nature.


  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/4 cup urad dal flour (black gram flour)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, as needed
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, urad dal flour, melted butter, sesame seeds, asafoetida, and salt.
  2. Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a smooth, pliable dough. The consistency should be firm yet smooth.
  3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Fix the murukku press with a star-shaped holed disc. Place a portion of the dough into the murukku press.
  5. Once the oil is hot, press the murukku maker directly over the oil in a circular motion to form concentric circles or swirls.
  6. Fry until the murukkus turn golden brown and become crisp. Ensure they are cooked evenly on both sides.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove the murukkus from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  8. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  9. Allow the butter murukku to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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