Crispy Thattai Recipe | South Indian Snacks Recipe

Thattai is a popular savory snack in Tamil Nadu. It is prepared at festival times and can also be enjoyed as a teatime snack. These crispy snacks can be stored for a week. Thattai along with a cup of hot tea or coffee makes a perfect snack for the evening.


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Thattai is a popular savoury snack in Tamil Nadu.It is prepared at festival times and can also be enjoyed as a teatime snack.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients Thattai

  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose Flour maida
  • 1/4 cup Fried Gram
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts roasted and cleaned
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • A pinch Asafetida
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required


How to cook the recipe

  • Add roasted and cleaned peanuts and fried gram, grind them to a coarse powder and keep them aside.
  • Take a bowl add rice flour, gram flour, all-purpose flour (maida), red chili powder, cumin seeds, a little bit of asafetida powder and salt to taste.
  • Mix all the ingredients, add coarse powder of peanuts and fried gram into the mixture.
  • Mix well and keep the mixture aside.
  • Take a small pan and add ghee into it, When the ghee is hot enough, add the ghee into the bowl that contains the thattai mixture.
  • Mix the mixture with the help of a spoon.
  • When the ghee is not hot anymore, mix it with your hand, add little by little water and make a very thick dough.
  • Take a small portion of dough and make small balls of lemon size.
  • To flatten the dough and make it look like a thattai, use a plastic cover and grease it with cooking oil.
  • Place the dough on the plastic cover. Keep pressing and flatten it to look like a thattai shape.
  • Using a small bowl, you can get a perfectly circular shape thattai.
  • Take another pan and add oil for deep frying on a medium flame.
  • When the oil is hot enough, carefully remove the thattai dough from plastic cover and drop it into the cooking oil.
  • Fry and flip them till they become golden brown in color on both sides
  • Your thattai is ready.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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