Megala's Kitchen

Thattai (meaning flat disc) are inexorably delicious crackers prepared in our family for Deepavali. It is so astonishing to see numerous varieties of thattai made all over India using various spices, lentils & grains. Thattai found in every state, every district and even every family has its own distinct taste, flavour, texture or colour. Also it has different names like thattu vadai, thattai murukku in Tamilnadu, nippattu in Andhra Pradesh, chekkalu in Karnataka, papdi in North India.Here is the recipe for thattai prepared in our family for generations:

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Yields: 31 thattai


  1. Idli rice – 1 cup (200 g)
  2. Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu/ split chickpeas) – 1 tbsp
  3. Black gram (ulundhu) – 1 tsp
  4. Black gram flour – 1 tbsp

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