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Achappam or Achu Murukku

By: christy gerald of Dubai, AE

a traditional sweet of Tamil Nadu

Filed in Desserts and Sweets

Serves 6 people

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A popular and traditional sweet of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.It is known as Achu Murukku in Tamil Nadu and Achappam in Kerala. Adding one well-beaten egg surely improves the taste of the sweet.However strict vegetarians can try this dish without egg.


  • 2 cups raw rice flour
  • 1/2 cup maida
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 egg-beaten well
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 500 ml refined oil - for frying


  1. Mix rice flour, maida, sugar, sesame seeds,salt and egg well in a bowl.
  2. Add coconut milk little by little and mix well so that the batter should have the consistency of dosa batter(add 1 or 2 tbsp water if u need to).
  3. Clean the Achappam impression and wipe it with tissues.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai,immerse the Achappam impression in oil,then immerse the Achappam impression in the prepared batter so that it is 3/4th immersed in the batter.Then dip the Achappam impression in the oil and the batter will leave the impression in a few seconds.Fry the Achappam till golden brown.
  5. Then again dip the achappam impression in the oil,then dip it 3/4th in the batter and then dip in the oil again till the batter leaves the impression.Similarly do all the achappams.
  6. Serve this Achappam as a tea-time snack.

Latest Comments

By Vegcook on 7/30/2011 8:43:00 AM

Is it possible to make this without egg?

By shruti pandey on 6/3/2011 12:14:00 AM

Hi, I used to eat this at my christian frnds home, during my college days. i still remember that taste. thanksssss for the recipe, I'll try it. thanks

By christy gerald on 1/5/2010 2:42:00 AM

Hi Meghna!,sorry to reply u late.I never tried kulkul recipe.Anyway, I will try to submit that recipe soon. Bye!.

By meghna peter on 12/24/2009 5:28:00 AM

Hey Christy...This is made traditionally during x mas . nice recipe.....pls post me kulkul reccipe.wanna impress my mom in law u know....plz

By christy gerald on 11/18/2009 9:14:00 AM

Dear rajeswari,u r right abt the dish.When I was young, I preferred eating Achappam's batter than its being fried.I made that habit lost with much difficulty later.If u buy that Achu Mould,u can try Veg Rose Cookies.

By rajeswari on 11/18/2009 4:28:00 AM

christy,i love this achu murukku as it has less sweet,unique taste,which can not be defined but when i came to know that egg is added i stopped eating it.i enquired my friends too & came to know that its not possible to make it without egg.When i go to my hometown,i will buy that achu and try.

By christy gerald on 10/12/2009 6:04:00 AM

Dear Sneha,thank u so much.U r a great cook too.

By sneha on 10/12/2009 12:40:00 AM

wow!! tasty rose cookies that are the taste of the south............my most favourite snack!!keep it up Christy for ur time and patience in cooking


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