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Thattai Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:32:00 PM

Thattai is a Crispy and crunchy flat snack recipe which is very popular in the states of South India.This Thattai Murukku is one of my favorite tea time snack because it can be made very easily and tastes wonderful.I got this recipe from my neighbor who makes this during festival time and she gives me a container full of this crunchy Thattai Murukku. This snack is made with Rice flour and you can add any seasoning to it some people like to add green chilies and garlic pods, I have added curry leaves to get that extra flavor. 


Serving Size     : 4 people (makes 12)

Cooking Time : 20 mins

1 cup

Rice flour
1 Tbsp Urad Dal / Skinless black gram / உளுந்து
1 Tbsp
Roasted Chickpeas / roasted Chana Dal / பொறி கடலை 
1 tspCumin seeds or Sesame Seeds
1 tsp
Chili powder
2 tsp
1 TbspSoaked Chana dal / Soaked Chickpeas / கடலை பருப்பு 
Chopped curry leaves
1/4 tsp Hing / Asafoetida / காயம்
3/4 cup
water ( approximately )

Salt to taste

Oil for Frying

Cooking Method

Step 1) Dry roast Skinless black gram for a few minutes on a medium heat until you a get nice golden color (you will get an awesome aroma while roasting). Be careful while roasting do not burn them.
Then transfer this to a blender and also add roasted chana dal along with this and grind it to a very fine powder.


Step 2) Combine rice flour, ground flour (from step 1) , Soaked Chana dal, Asafoetida, Chopped Curry leaves, Cumin seeds (you can also use sesame seeds) and salt in a bowl.Mix it well and then add water to it do not add too much of water at a time,gradually add in the water and form a soft dough (Chapathi dough consistency). If you want it to be a little softer then you can add 2 tsp of butter to it and then knead.I have skipped butter because I like it to be a little hard.


Step 3) Take a small portion of the dough and make ball first and then pace it inside a plastic bag( I have used zip lock bag) and grease the bag with some oil or ghee to prevent sticking. press it with a flat bottomed container or bowl and flatten it to get a thin layer (you can also use your fingers to flatten it more).
If the thatti is thick then it will take more time to cook and at the same time it will not be crispy,so flatten them thin.


Step 4) After flattening take the thatti and fry them in hot oil (medium heat).Flip it to the other side and fry until both the sides are golden and crisp.It is fully cooked only after all the bubbles subside.


Our Crispy and crunchy Thatti murukku is ready to be served with a cup of hot tea or coffee.I am going to make this Murukku for this Diwali too.Store this in airtight container and enjoy. You can add also broken peanuts to this if you like. Lets Spread the Joy of Cooking :)



About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. Hii steffi sis.I love all your recipes,big fan of you.Keep uploading your food recipes for us

  2. I think vegetables one looks more delicious and mouthwatering. Thanks for the easy guide. I will make them soon vidmate.