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Rose Cookies / Achu Murukku Recipe

Rose Cookies / Achu Murukku Recipe

A crispy, popular and delicious flower-shaped murukku. It’s very easy recipe and aa must for Deepavali in all homes

In Tamil language,Murukku means twisted because of its shape and Achu means Mold:  Flower shaped mold is used to make Achu Murukku.

The mold used to make Achu Murukku (Rose Cookies) is made of thin metal sheet shaped like a flower. A handle, about 12 inches long, is attached to the side of the mold and its flower shape.

Rose Cookies or Achu Murukku is a famous sweet snack made during Deepavali and other occasions. A tasty and crunchy sweet made with the batter of rice flour,egg, sugar and using a cookie mold to coat and deep fry it in hot oil. In my childhood, during Deepavali, I look forward to welcoming my friends to my house for Deepavali and also for tasting this yummy and crunchy Rose cookies (Achu Murukku).

The secret to get nice shaped cookies lies in the hotness of the mold. If the mold is hot and then coated with batter, then it will automatically come out when we dip the mold in hot oil. Once the coated batter comes out clean, then its few seconds for frying them till golden brown. Try this scrumptious Rose Cookies (Achu Murukku) and share your experience!



  • 1 cup maida
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed
  • oil for deep frying

Steps To Make Rose Cookies / Achu Murukku Recipe:

    1. First we need to treat mould, but this is mainly for iron / aluminium.If its nonstick then you can use it as such.I first washed it well, soaked in rice cooked starch water overnight.Then immersed in heated oil for 5 mins,switched off and left it in that oil overnight.Now the mould is ready.
      How to make achu murukku recipe
    2. Extract coconut milk , measure and keep aside.
      How to make achu murukku recipe
    3. To a mixing bowl – add maida,rice flour and powdered sugar.
      How to make achu murukku recipe
    4. Add salt and sesame seeds.Mix well.Get ready with coconut milk and the mould.
      How to make achu murukku recipe
    5. Add the coconut milk and mix well. It should form a slightly thin batter.If the batter is thick then add little water.Set aside.
      How to make achu murukku recipe
    6. Now heat oil, dip the mould in it till its heated at least for 15 seconds.Then immediately dip the mould in the batter so that 3/4th of mould is immersed in the batter.The batter will stick to the mould.Now carefully dip the mould in preheated oil. Leave for few seconds.Make sure to dip the mould in preheated oil each time before dipping in the batter.
      How to make achu murukku recipe
    7. Then shake the mould for the murukku to release from mould.If it doesn’t come out use a fork to pull it out.Fry till golden.Repeat until you finish the entire batter.
      How to make achu murukku recipe
    8. Turn over and cook till golden on both the sides.Remove,drain in tissue paper.Cool down then store.
      How to make achu murukku recipe

Cool down completely only then it will be crispy.

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