Tata Sampann Recipes: Diwali Dawat – Murukku
Bonny Shah

Bonny Shah
10 November 2019

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Murukku is a crispy delicious multigrain snack made in the south of India during Diwali. Its enticing simple flavour and crunchy texture makes it irresistible to the young and old alike. There are many versions and recipes of this snack throughout the country, such as chakli. While some recipes use only rice flour and gram flour, some use more than one grain increasing the nutritional content of the Murukku. This snack is popular throughout the year. Its long shelf life allows you to make this snack and store in an airtight box for about a month.

Diwali would be incomplete without Murukku. Watch this video and learn how India’s top chef Sanjeev Kapoor adds a healthy twist to this traditional snack using unpolished, high protein masoor dal as a key ingredient along with spilt urad dal and rice which adds to the overall taste and nutritional value of the dish.

Urad dal, with its vast quantities of dietary fibre, eases the ejection of waste materials from your stomach, thus, improving digestion in our bodies. It’s potent mineral content - magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium – can make us less susceptible to breaking bones, osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions. While on the other hand, masoor dal – and its low glycaemic index – coupled with fibre content, can prevent random spikes and drops from occurring in blood sugar levels, thus, helping manage diabetes pretty successfully.


  • Dry roast masoor dal, rice, and spilt black gram dal, one by one in a pan.
  • Mix them and grind these into a fine flour.
  • Add Tata Sampann Red Chili powder, cumin powder, salt and melted ghee.
  • Knead this into a firm dough.
  • Grease the Murukku mold with ghee or oil. Add the dough in form of a roll.
  • Press out Murukku sticks in hot oil and deep fry.
  • Let it cool and serve.

What healthy, delicious innovations are you planning this Diwali? Do let us in on the fun in the comments below.


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