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Health Benefits of Achu Murukku

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Achu Murukku ! Our traditional Achu Murukku has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Achu Murukku and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Achu Murukku lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Achu Murukku maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy - 96 cal
  • Protein - 1.2 g - 2%
  • Carbohydrates - 12 g - 4%
  • Fiber - 0.2 g - 1%
  • Fat - 5 g - 6%
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg - 0%
  • Vitamin A - 47 mcg - 2%
  • Vitamin B3 - 0.4 mg - 3%
  • Vitamin B9 - 4 mcg - 1%
  • Calcium - 4.2 mg - 0%
  • Iron - 0.4 mg - 2%
  • Potassium - 16 mg - 1%
  • Sodium - 1 mg - 0%
  • Magnesium - 7 mg - 2%
  • Phosphorus - 14 mg - 2%
  • Coconut milk contains several vitamins and minerals. It helps to lower the blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • It can be helpful for weight loss and it is ideal to be included in a regular diet which is vegan and lactose free.
  • Coconut oil contains healthy fats that can be a source of energy. 
  • Eggs contain nutrients that are good for eyes and as they are high in protein and helps with bone and muscle health. 
  • Protein in eggs are good for weight loss too.


  • Though it is said it is originally from Kerala, Achu murukku is famous all over South India and Sri Lanka.
  • As a Syrian Christian snack this is prepared for many Christian ceremonies.
  • There are a lot of variations available for this same recipe in different parts of the world with respective traditional values. A similar one in Indonesia is called Kue kembang goyang. 
  • A Swedish and Norwegian cookie called Rosette cookie is also much similar to this type.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant amount of 2-3 can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • Evenings are good for this light snack.

Eat along with:

  • It is perfect to eat with tea or coffee.
  • Since it is sweet it goes well with any Indian savouries/snacks.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • People with diabetes are advised to avoid.

Story/History of recipe

Achu murukku also known as achappam in Malayalam, is an Anglo Indian snack from Kerala. It is also called as Rose cookies as it is a sweet flavoured deep fried cookie that is made with a unique flower shaped iron mould. These moulds should be easily available in any South Indian kitchenware shops as this snack is very popular. Achu murukku is prepared for festivals like Diwali and is one of the important delicacies prepared for Christmas.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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    To prepare a batch of around 10 - 15 achu murukku the following are the ingredients needed,
    • Raw rice flour - 2 cup 
    Rice should be soaked for about two hours and drained before grinding it into flour. 
    • Coconut milk - 3/4 cup (thick)
    • Sugar -  1 cup (powdered)
    • Egg - 1
    • Sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon
    • Maida - if required
    • Salt - a pinch
    • Coconut Oil/any other cooking oil as required for deep fry

    Preparation Steps

    For achu murukku's batter: 
    1. Break the egg into a large bowl and beat it.
    2. Add the powdered sugar and rice flour. Give it a good mix. 
    3. Add coconut milk little by little and mix well. 
    4. The batter must have a slightly thick consistency that is, not too thick or too runny. 
    5. You can correct the consistency by adding a few tablespoons of maida if it is thin or by adding a little more coconut milk in case, if it is thick.
    6. Add sesame seeds. This is for extra crunch you can ignore or add more as per your preference.
    For frying achu murukku:
    1. Take a heavy bottomed pan and pour coconut oil as much as needed to deep fry murukku.
    2. Heat the oil at high flame. Place the achu murukku mould in the oil and let it heat too. 
    3. After a few minutes when the mould has heated, dip it into the batter. 
    4. Dip only 3/4th of the mould. If not the murukku won't come out of it.
    5. Now immerse this mould in the hot oil. You can turn down and maintain at low to medium flame.
    6. In a few minutes, when the batter has started to fry it will remove itself from the mould. If not, slightly shake or use a fork.
    7. Once it starts frying and the colour has changed a little, flip it with a fork or spatula so that it is evenly cooked.
    8. You can wait until it has turned golden brown and take it out once it is done.
    9. Place them on tissue paper or a strainer to drain the excess oil. 
    10. Repeat the process for the remaining batter. Continue with low flame. Make sure you heat the mould by immersing it in the pan every time before you dip it into the batter or else the batter won't stick to the mould and the perfect shape won't be possible.
    11. Once done it can be stored in an airtight container and can enjoy the fresh crispness for over a week.
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