Take a big bowl, add avarekalu paste, mix in the rice flour, red chilli powder, cumin, salt as per taste. Mix everything and then pour hot oil on top of flour mixture.
Mix well with the tip of fingers to get crumb like flour. Now add little water at a time and prepare dough.
This dough can be pressed directly in hot oil or prepare chakuli on a parchment paper and then drop these slowly into hot oil.
Heat oil in a wok or deep kadai on high flame, check the hotness of oil by dropping a small pinch of dough into the oil, if this rises slowly from bottom to top, this indicates that the oil is ready for frying.
Now take a oil greased murukku presser, grease the mould with star plate. Next stuff the dough inside and press the murukku directly into the hot oil. Deep fry on medium flame until they turn golden in colour, as the sizziling sound stops, remove the murukku on kitchen tissue paper and after they cool, store in airtight container.