Murrukku is a deep fried Indian snack which is made from rice and lentil flour.  There are sweet and savory varieties and murrukku, as reflected by it’s shape, means twisted in the Tamil language.

Growing up, my brothers would always bring murrukku home for my mom from their trips to the outdoor food market.  You see, murrukku was my mother’s favorite snack.  I recall many happy afternoons snacking on  murruku  and watching Bollywood movies with my mom and my siblings.



Foods can have such transportive powers.  Something as simple as a familiar smell, taste or texture can evoke such powerful and wonderful memories.

I am not a big fan of murrukku because it is rather spicy but I am very fond of the memories that are conjured whenever I come across a murrukku seller or jars of murrukkus in the grocery store.  Do you have particular foods that evoke such memories in you too?

12 comments to Murrukku

  • Kimberly  says:

    Following from Blogging AtoZ.
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    • Lila  says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I will definitely check out your blog. It is great discovering all these new blogs through the A-Z challenge. :)

  • Nana Prah  says:

    It looks light and delicious. I’d try the sweeter ones. It’s not a food as such, but anything doing with whip cream reminds me of my mother. Every single cake she baked she put Cool Whip on it. Smiling.

    Nana Prah

    • Lila  says:

      The sweeter ones are quite delicious and buttery, melt in your mouth yumminess! Glad my posts brought back some good memories for you too. :)

  • Corinne  says:

    Wow, I’ve never tried one of these. I thought they were all sweet. Something for my list. Yay!

    • Lila  says:

      Most definitely put this on your list. The sweet ones are really melt in your mouth, buttery deliciousness. :)

  • BuzzingBee  says:

    They’re light only if you munch on a couple. Unfortunately, they’re also very addictive, and it’s quite possible to finish off a dozen or so at one sitting. Calorie attack!

    I’m not going to make you jealous by flaunting these murukkus I’m just eating, handmade by a friend’s mother, flown all the way from Madras….oh, sorry 😉

    • Lila  says:

      Hmm You!! (raised fist) I guess now I know what’s it like to be the one that’s tempted! 😛

  • Raquel  says:

    Wow! I’ve never had this before but it looks soo delicious!
    It reminds me of something my (Mexican) grandmother used to make with flour tortillas.. but I’d never heard of lentil flour before!
    I really want these. Right now. For breakfast.

    • Lila  says:

      Thanks for stopping by. These are quite yummy and the sweet ones would make for a great breakfast! :)

  • eclecticoddsnsods  says:

    I love the look of this looks really yummy, something im prob not brave enough to try myself but would certainly eat. Thank you for popping by to my blog also x

    • Lila  says:

      I think you would love the sweet murukku which are really delicious. Thanks for coming by too. I am enjoying discovering all these wonderful blogs through the A-Z challenge. :)

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