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Cashew Thenkuzhal Recipe | Munthiri Murukku Recipe
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Cashew Thenkuzhal Recipe | Munthiri Murukku Recipe

Cashew Thenkuzhal, is one of the most delicious murukku variety with the richness of cashews. A nice crispy murukku with loaded cashew and ghee flavor. Quick ,easy to make Murukku! Learn here how to make this Cashew Thenkuzhal with step by step Pictures and Video.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian Recipes, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Servings: 20 Thenkuzhal
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 Cup Rice Flour 1 Cup - 250ml. We can use store bought or homemade Rice Flour
  • Cup Cashews
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust as needed
  • 1 Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • 1 tbsp Ghee Melted
  • 2 Cups Oil For Deep Frying


Preparing Cashew Paste

  • If you have refrigerated the cashews, bring it to room temperature. Take the cashews in a mixer jar.
  • Grind it to a smooth powder. Then, add 1-2 tablespoon of water and grind it to smooth paste. Add more water if required. We need smooth paste but not watery. It should be thick in consistency.

Preparing Thenkuzhal Dough

  • In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, cashew paste, salt and asafoetida. Give a good mix.
  • Next, add melted hot ghee to the flour and give a good mix.
  • Add water little by little and knead it to smooth and soft dough. Thenkuzhal dough is now ready!

Making Cashew Thenkuzhal

  • Take the thenkuzhal press and mould. Grease the inside with oil.
  • Add 2 handfull of prepared thenkuzhal dough. Close the press and mould with lid.
  • Heat 2 cups of oil in a heavy bottomed pan. First test the hotness of oil by dropping a pinch of dough in oil. If the dough rises immediately, then the oil is ready. If not heat it for some more time. Hold the press and mould directly on top of oil. Squeeze and make murukku in oil.
  • Keep the flame in low and allow the thenkuzhal to cook on both the sides, till all the bubble ceases and the thenkuzhal becomes crispy. Take out the thenkuzhal and place it in paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the dough.
  • Scrumptious and crunchy Cashew Thenkuzhal is now ready! Store in air-tight container once it cools down.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g