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Janthikalu with Urad flour/ Murukku

Janthikalu with Urad flour and rice flour are crunchy and very addictive. They make perfect tea time snack and are great as festival goodies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine south indian
Servings 10 Servings


  • ½ cup Urad flour
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder (adjust as per taste)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or Butter, melted
  • To taste salt


  • Combine urad flour, rice flour, sesame seeds, red chili powder, ground cumin and salt. Whisk well.
  • Add the melted ghee and just enough water to make a smooth dough.
  • Heat enough oil in a pan for deep frying the janthikalu/ murukku. Lightly spray and get the murukku mold ready.
  • When the oil is hot enough, take a piece of the dough and place in the mold, press it directly into the hot oil and fry for 2~3 minutes on medium flame until the murukku is golden brown on one side. Gently flip and fry for another 1~2 minutes on the second side.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with the remaining dough. Store the janthikalu/ murukku in an airtight container for 1~2 weeks.