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Kara thattai / crispy savoury snacks

Subashini Murali
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Kara thattai / crispy savoury snacks RECIPE

This is South Indian version of Mathri, we usually make this on janmashtami.

Recipe Tags

  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 3 cup rice flour
  2. 1/2 cup roasted gram flour / chutney dal
  3. 1/2 tsp _ 1 tsp chilli powder
  4. 1/ 2 tsp crushed pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  6. salt to taste
  7. 1 tbsp butter
  8. 1 tbsp hot oil
  9. 1 tbsp bengal gram / chana dal
  10. 1/2 tbsp split & husked green gram / moong dal
  11. water
  12. 2 sprigs Curry leaves crushed
  13. oil for frying


  1. Soak Bengal gram and split & husked green gram for 1 hour.
  2. In a wide bowl put rice flour, roasted gram flour, chilli powder , crushed pepper , curry leaves, asafoetida, salt ,melted butter ,hot oil and soaked lentils.
  3. Add water little by little and knead a soft and smooth dough and cover it with kitchen towel.
  4. Take a plastic sheet and grease it with oil.
  5. Apply some oil in your hand and take a lemon size dough and flatten it with your fingers.
  6. Put the made thattai in clean kitchen towel repeat it with the rest of the dough.
  7. Prick it with fork otherwise it will puff like puri while frying.
  8. Heat oil in deep frying pan and fry the thattai's in medium flame till the shhh sound stops .

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