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How to make Thattu Vadai | Thattai Murukku Recipe | Thattai Snack Recipe

Let’s learn how to make Thattu Vadai, a popular south indian deep fried savoury snack prepared for festivals like diwali, Janmashtami etc and also a perfect tea time snack.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Snack / Festive Snack / Diwali Snacks
Cuisine: Indian (South Indian)
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 2 Cups Rice flour
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted gram flour Pottu kadalai mavu
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted Urad dal flour
  • 3 Tablespoon Chana dal & Moong dal mixed, soaked in water
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • A sprig of Curry leaves finely chopped
  • Required water to make the dough


  • Add all the ingredients to a big bowl. Rub all the ingredients together and mix well.
  • Now, add water little by little and knead till you get a smooth dough.
  • Divide the prepared dough into equal portions and roll into smooth balls.
  • Apply oil to a plastic sheet, grease your fingers with oil and flatten each ball using your palms to a disc, 2-3" in diameter.
  • In the mean time, heat oil over medium heat in a deep pan or kadai.
  • One oil is hot enough, gently slide each thattai and deep fry in batches. You can fry 5-6 in each batch depending on the size of your pan.
  • Once done, drain them onto an absorbent paper napkin and let them cool to room temperature.
  • Repeat the process till you are done with the dough.
  • Cool them and store them in an airtight container.