Thattai Recipe (Crispy South Indian Savory Crackers)

Thattai Recipe is a delicious and easy to make crispy South Indian Savory Snack which is perfect to have along with a hot cup of coffee. It is also made during the festivals like Gokulashtami.

Reshma Anand
Thattai Recipe (Crispy South Indian Savory Crackers)
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Thattai Recipe is a delicious and easy to make crispy South Indian Savory Crackers. They are an irresistible south Indian savory snack that are an integral part of most south indian festivals especially Gokulashtami. You can even make these and serve then as tea time snack when you have friends over or just for yourself too.

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Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Deep-Fry Pan
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M


8 Servings


  • 2 cups Rice
  • 2 tablespoons White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 2 tablespoons Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 1/4 cup Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • Salt , to taste
  • Water , as needed
  • Oil , for deep frying

How to make Thattai Recipe (Crispy South Indian Savory Crackers)

  1. To prepare Thattai Recipe (Crispy South Indian Savory Crackers), soak the chana dal in half a cup of hot water for about half hour. Drain and keep aside.

  2. Roast the urad dal on medium heat until you get a roasted aroma. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

  3. Next, blend the roasted urad dal and rice into a fine powder and transfer to a large wide mouth bowl.

  4. Add in the asafoetida, salt, red chilli powder, sesame seeds, chana dal, curry leaves and finally ghee. Make a mixture of coarse crumbs by kneading with your fingers.

  5. Add a little water at a time and knead the mixture into a soft dough. Divide the mixture into lemon size portions and place them on a tray

  6. Preheat the oil for deep frying. Once the oil is heated, turn the heat to low. With oil hands take each portion of the dough and flatten it with the palms of your hand.

  7. Gradually let the flattened thattai dough into the hot oil. Add a few more like this and deep fry on low heat until browned evenly. Do make sure to fry on low heat so the thattai gets crisp evenly.

  8. Drain and place Thattai on paper towels.

  9. Store the Thattai in airtight containers and serve as a tea time snack.