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Rose Cookies / Achu Murukku

 Published 2014-Oct-19   Updated 2020-Jan-05

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Gulabi Puvvulu, Achi Murukku, Rose Cookies, Achu Murukku)

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Rose cooky is a famous South Indian snack made during  festivals. It is known as Achu Murukku in Tamil and Malayalam and Gulabi Puvullu in Telugu. It has a very pretty flower shape.

I have some pleasant childhood memories of my grandmother making these rose cookies during Christmas. Myself and my cousins used to enjoy putting the petals of the rose cookies in our fingers as rings and snacking on it.

To make these murukkus, you need the achu (rose cookie mould). Making these murukkus may be a little tricky at first. With little tips, tricks and practice it is very simple to make.

In my place, we always add egg while making this. However, you can make rose cookies without eggs too. I have mentioned in notes below.

Make and enjoy this tasty snack with your loved ones.

Recipe For Rose Cookies

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 30 - 40 minutes
Serves : 6-8


  • Rice powder - 1 cup
  • Maida or All Purpose Flour- 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup (+ 1 or 2 tbsp if needed)
  • Egg - 1 (NOTE: If you want to make it egg less, then ignore egg add little extra coconut milk while making the batter.)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil - for deep frying

Rose Cookies Ingredients


  • Apply oil on the achu murukku mould and let it rest for one or two days. This will help in making the murukkus easily.


  1. I usually take all the above ingredients in the biggest jar or the mixie or a blender and blend for few minutes to get a smooth thick batter. You can also mix with just a ladle or hand mixer.

    Rose Cookies Preparation Step

  2. Remove it into a bowl. Mix in 1 tsp of sesame seeds - black or white, with the batter.(The batter should have the consistency of dosa batter. If it is thicker, the murukkus won't be crispy. If it is thinner, the batter won't stick to the mould. )

    Rose Cookies Preparation Step

  3. Heat oil in a wide kadai. Leave the murukku mould inside the oil. Only if it hot enough, the batter will stick to it.

    Rose Cookies Preparation Step

  4. When the mould has become hot, dip it carefully inside the  batter such that only 80% of the mould is covered with batter. This is important so that the murukku easily comes off the mould.

    Rose Cookies Preparation Step

  5. Gently hold the mould inside the hot oil. You will see the oil bubbling.

    Rose Cookies Preparation Step

  6. After few seconds, shake the mould handle gently to release the achu murukku into the oil. You can also use a fork to help release the murukku.

    Rose Cookies Preparation Step

  7. Let it fry in medium heat till the bubbling of the oil subsides.
  8. Turn the murukkus half way so that both sides have an even golden brown color.

    Rose Cookies Preparation Step

  9. In the meantime, leave the mould in the hot oil so that it is ready for the next murukku.

Variation (Method 2 - Making murukku batter with raw rice)

  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Maida - 2-3 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Egg - 1
  • Water - 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup

Wash and soak the raw rice in the exact measure of water for 1-2 hours. Grind it to a smooth batter with the other ingredients. Make the murukkus as above.


  • When you buy a new acchu (rose cookie maker), apply oil in it and leave it for 2-3 days prior to making the murukkus. The first couple of murukkus may not come properly. Be patient and keep trying.
  • If the batter is thin, it might not stick to the acchu. Just add 1 tbsp of maida and try again. 

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Comments (27)

Person   ()
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Person   ()
I have tried it today, cooked well and tested yummy 😁😁
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Thanks for your feedback..
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Person   ()
Hi. I tried this recipe today. The Rose cookies have come out very well. Thank you. It can be a disaster initially, handling the mould. But as you mentioned you get a hang of it eventually.
Person   ()
Thats awesome... Its great to know that you got it right... Have a great day..
Person   ()
Tried Rose cookies today and it came out well. Thanks. I added cardamon powder and cumin seeds with your recipe.Thanks.
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Glad to hear that. Have a good day.
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Person   ()
Why is my rose cookie oily?
Person   ()
Did you fry in low heat?
Person   ()
Can we make rose cookies without coconut milk?
Person   ()
It won't be tasty without the coconut milk.
Person   ()
Thank you for the recipe. I tried it and came out perfect at my first attempt.
Person   ()
Thats great to hear. It will be an encouragement to others who want to try.
Person   ()
I tried Achy murukku. So crispy and it's different. I bought Ananda Achieve Mould, which is so small. I want Kerala type mould, which is bigger and nice. Can you tell me where can I get one such mould?
Person   ()
Hi Bosco, I am so sorry. Sometimes these online ones are not exactly what they look like. If you have some friends who can get it from Kerala, that would be the best option. Also check for some Kerala shop owners around your place. They will be able to get it for you.
Person   ()
Where can I purchase one of these rose irons? I have a rosette, but it is not the same as the rose iron.
Person   ()
Do check online if you can find. Here is one such option.
Person   ()
can v use store bought rice flour
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Person   ()
The batter is so thick with only 1/2 cup coconut milk. Something is not right as I don't think the batter should be ridiculously thick
Person   ()
I have mentioned to add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and an additional 2 tbsp. I also like to blend the batter in mixie. If not, just let the batter rest for few minutes to let the sugar melt. Depending on the size of the egg and the quality of the rice flour, you may sometimes need little extra liquid. But add only 1 tbsp at a time till you get the right consistency.
Person   ()
wow!!!!! Looks very yummy. I remember buying this from a shop near my house for 1 rupee 20 yrs back. Thanks for triggering my memory n wanting to eat it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe too 😊
Person   ()
Childhood memories are always very pleasant... Please go ahead and make these. Enjoy!!

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