Sweet potato mullu muruku Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Sweet potato mullu muruku is a delicious and crispy South Indian snack made with sweet potatoes and rice flour. It is a popular festive snack that is perfect for Diwali or any other special occasion. The sweet potatoes add a unique flavor and a beautiful orange color to the muruku. The dough is made by combining mashed sweet potatoes, rice flour, and spices. It is then shaped into spiral or star shapes using a muruku press and deep-fried until golden and crispy. Enjoy this addictive snack with a cup of tea or as a crunchy accompaniment to your meals.

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Sweet potato mullu muruku

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Ingredients for Sweet potato mullu muruku Recipe

  • 0.40 Medium Sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/5 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/5 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/20 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/5 tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.40 tablespoon Melted Butter
  • as per your need Oil For Deep Frying

Directions: Sweet Potato Mullu Muruku Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Boil the sweet potatoes until they are soft and mashable. Peel and mash them well.
  • STEP 2.In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, rice flour, red chili powder, asafoetida, sesame seeds, salt, and butter. Mix well to form a smooth dough.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a deep pan or kadai for frying. Meanwhile, fill the muruku press with the dough and choose a star or spiral disc for shaping the muruku.
  • STEP 4.Press the dough directly into the hot oil in a circular motion, making spiral or star shapes. Fry until golden and crispy, flipping occasionally for even cooking.
  • STEP 5.Remove the muruku from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  • STEP 6.Allow the muruku to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. It stays fresh for up to 2 weeks.
  • STEP 7.Serve the sweet potato mullu muruku as a snack with tea or as a crunchy accompaniment to your meals.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure the sweet potatoes are cooked well and mashed properly to avoid lumps in the dough.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your preference by adding more or less red chili powder.
  • If the dough is too dry, add a little water to make it pliable. If it is too sticky, add more rice flour.
  • To get the perfect spiral or star shapes, practice pressing the dough onto a plate before frying.
  • Store the muruku in an airtight container to maintain its crispiness.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the sweet potato mullu muruku in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Serve it as a snack with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
  • You can also enjoy it as a crunchy accompaniment to your meals.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat4 g Protein46 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp